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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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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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Power Rangers Dino Charge TV Poster Image
age 7+
Dino theme makes this imagining more memorable than others.
Network: Nickelodeon
(2015)
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Cloud 9 Movie Poster Image
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age 7+
Positive role models, engaging story mark Disney winner.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 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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Power Rangers Megaforce TV Poster Image
age 7+
Fun action show joins long-running but violent franchise.
Network: Nickelodeon
(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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LEGO Ninjago: Masters of Spinjitzu TV Poster Image
age 7+
Fun and action-packed ... for an extended toy commercial.
Network: Cartoon Network
(2011)
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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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Kickin' It TV Poster Image
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age 7+
So-so comedy offers tweens some worthwhile messages.
Network: Disney XD
(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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Mario & Sonic at the Winter Olympic Games Game Poster Image
age 7+
Sports-themed party game is active, educational, and fun.
Platforms: Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi, Nintendo Wii
(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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No Reservations Movie Poster Image
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age 12+
Bland-but-sweet dramedy more for adult palates.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2007)
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Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games Game Poster Image
age 7+
Favorite gaming icons compete in a lackluster Olympics.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii, Nintendo DS
(2007)
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Jump In! Movie Poster Image
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age 7+
Disney ropes in an energetic winner for families.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2007)
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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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