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Say Zoop! Book Poster Image
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age 2+
Joyfully noisy book sparkles with creative energy.
By Hervé Tullet
(2017)
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Sago Mini Hat Maker App Poster Image
age 2+
Toddlers create hats freely with simple, fun tools.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2017)
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Julie & Julia Movie Poster Image
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age 13+
Tempting Meryl Streep dramedy is OK but may bore kids.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2009)
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Staten Island Cakes TV Poster Image
age 13+
Pastry chef + his boyfriend + family = fun reality recipe.
Network: WE
(2011)
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GreenSpace Game Poster Image
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age 13+
Leisurely building sim with positive environmental message.
Platforms: Facebook
(2011)
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Around the World in 80 Plates TV Poster Image
age 13+
Cooking under pressure brings out chefs' worst sides.
Network: Bravo
(2012)
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Insignia Book Poster Image
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age 13+
Complex, thrilling start to thoughtful dystopian trilogy.
By S.J. Kincaid
(2012)
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Midway Arcade Origins Game Poster Image
age 13+
Travel back in time with collection of fun '80s games.
Platforms: PlayStation 3, Xbox 360
(2012)
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PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale Game Poster Image
age 13+
Cross-platform brawler stars hodgepodge of game characters.
Platforms: PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita
(2012)
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Robot & Frank Movie Poster Image
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age 13+
Offbeat sci-fi buddy movie isn't likely to attract teens.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2012)
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Scarlet: The Lunar Chronicles, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 13+
Fiery, fantastic Cinder sequel ups the action-violence.
By Marissa Meyer
(2013)
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MILA 2.0 Book Poster Image
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age 13+
Teen girl finds she's an android in tense sci-fi tale.
By Debra Driza
(2013)
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Fox Forever: The Jenna Fox Chronicles, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 13+
Spy romance makes a satisfying end to Jenna Fox Chronicles.
By Mary E. Pearson
(2013)
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Armored Core: Verdict Day Game Poster Image
age 13+
Hunger Games-like death match with mech shooters.
Platforms: PlayStation 3, Xbox 360
(2013)
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Warframe Game Poster Image
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age 13+
Combat-heavy sci-fi war game rewards players for killing
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Windows
(2013)
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Man Made Boy Book Poster Image
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age 13+
Frankenstein's son takes road trip in clever horror fantasy.
By Jon Skovron
(2013)
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Cress: The Lunar Chronicles, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 13+
Series stays exciting with hacker heroine, daring rescues.
By Marissa Meyer
(2014)
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Transformers: Age of Extinction Movie Poster Image
age 13+
Occasional thrills can't save plodding, messy sequel.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2014)
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Stick It to the Man Game Poster Image
age 13+
Funny, bizarre adventure appeals to teen cynics and beyond.
Platforms: Mac, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, Windows
(2014)
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Transformers: Rise of the Dark Spark Game Poster Image
age 13+
Lackluster action game has blatant movie-marketing ties.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo Wii U, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox 360, Xbox One
(2014)
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