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Atelier Lulua: The Scion of Arland Game Poster Image
age 14+
Crafting adventure creates engaging, accessible gameplay.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Windows
(2019)
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A Question of Holmes: Charlotte Holmes, Book 4 Book Poster Image
age 14+
Teen sleuths' summer in Oxford makes for satisfying finale.
By Brittany Cavallaro
(2019)
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KidzByte - Curated News for Curious Minds App Poster Image
age 14+
Pressure to buy, privacy issues, typos tarnish cool idea.
Devices: Android
(2019)
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ReMastered: The Two Killings of Sam Cooke Movie Poster Image
age 14+
Comprehensive docu on iconic soul singer; some cursing.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2019)
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The Night Is Short, Walk on Girl Movie Poster Image
age 14+
Amusingly bizarre anime comedy has iffy themes, drinking.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2018)
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Social Animals Movie Poster Image
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age 14+
Insightful docu looks at pros, cons of Instagram; language.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2018)
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Two Dark Reigns: Three Dark Crowns, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 14+
Characters lack drive in third volume of triplet queen tale.
By Kendare Blake
(2018)
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The Iron Flower: The Black Witch Chronicles, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 14+
Dramatic, overlong sequel tackles prejudice thoughtfully.
By Laurie Forest
(2018)
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Rampage Movie Poster Image
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age 14+
Big, loud, occasionally gory game-based adventure.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2018)
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In Sight of Stars Book Poster Image
age 14+
Sweet story of boy's breakdown recovery takes time to gel.
By Gae Polisner
(2018)
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Blood Water Paint Book Poster Image
age 14+
Teen artist fights rapist in riveting tale of 1610 Rome.
By Joy McCullough
(2018)
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Rise TV Poster Image
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age 14+
Tender, lovely series is "Friday Night Lights" onstage.
Network: NBC
(2018)
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Mulaka Game Poster Image
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age 14+
Artistic adventure based on a rich cultural mythology.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2018)
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Dynasty Warriors 9 Game Poster Image
age 14+
Fun open-world action also has glitches, repetitive play.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2018)
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Speak: The Graphic Novel Book Poster Image
age 14+
Hard-hitting tale of sexual assault and its aftermath.
By Laurie Halse Anderson
(2018)
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Truly Devious: A Mystery Book Poster Image
age 14+
Clever murder mystery at truly hip, mature boarding school.
By Maureen Johnson
(2018)
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Barbra: The Music...The Mem'ries...The Magic Movie Poster Image
age 14+
Streisand concert for fans old and new; some cursing.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2017)
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Night of Cake & Puppets: Daughter of Smoke & Bone Book Poster Image
age 14+
Re-release of romantic series companion adds keen art.
By Laini Taylor
(2017)
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Piper Perish Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Artistic teen's diary reveals bumpy path in relatable novel.
By Kayla Cagan
(2017)
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Kong: Skull Island Movie Poster Image
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age 14+
Battles are brutally violent in diverse, '70s-set reboot.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2017)
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