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Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Game Poster Image
age 12+
Cartoonish brawler is largest one yet, and incredibly fun.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch
(2018)
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Renegades, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 12+
Slow start, but much intrigue in supervillain/hero tale.
By Marissa Meyer
(2017)
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Scythe: Arc of a Scythe, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 12+
Chilling concept fuels sci-fi thriller about life and death.
By Neal Shusterman
(2016)
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Heartless Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Queen of Hearts origin story is fanciful, not too dark.
By Marissa Meyer
(2016)
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Eddie the Eagle Movie Poster Image
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age 12+
Crowd-pleasing underdog story gets a little racy.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2016)
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The Sims 4 Game Poster Image
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age 12+
Complex, realistic life simulator includes sexuality, death.
Platforms: Mac, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2014)
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The Testing, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 12+
Thoughtful dystopian tale questions winning at all costs.
By Joelle Charbonneau
(2013)
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Prodigy: Legend, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 12+
Action-packed dystopian sci-fi sequel keeps suspense high.
By Marie Lu
(2013)
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Moneyball Movie Poster Image
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age 12+
Fantastic, inspiring baseball drama covers all its bases.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2011)
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Invictus Movie Poster Image
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age 12+
Inspiring tale about Mandela, rugby, and national pride.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2009)
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The Hunger Games, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 12+
Exciting, provocative tale of lethal reality show.
By Suzanne Collins
(2008)
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The Forbidden Kingdom Movie Poster Image
age 12+
Mostly bloodless Chan/Li martial arts adventure.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2008)
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Tony Hawk's Project 8 Game Poster Image
age 12+
Possibly the best Tony Hawk game yet.
Platforms: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PSP, PlayStation 2, Xbox
(2006)
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She's the Man Movie Poster Image
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age 12+
Cute but crass comedy based on Shakespeare play.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2006)
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Tony Hawk's Underground Game Poster Image
age 12+
Skateboarding game, now with story mode.
Platforms: PlayStation 2, Xbox
(2003)
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The Outsiders Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Story of ostracized kid a timeless fave of teens, preteens.
By S. E. Hinton
(1967)
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The Bad News Bears Movie Poster Image
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age 12+
Edgy '70s baseball comedy has lots of cursing, drinking.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1976)
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Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon Movie Poster Image
age 12+
Magical, award-winning martial-arts fairy tale.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2000)
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Princess Mononoke Movie Poster Image
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age 12+
Epic, compelling, and violent anime classic.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1999)
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Field of Dreams Movie Poster Image
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age 12+
Baseball crowd pleaser with a supernatural twist.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1989)
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