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The Day My Butt Went Psycho TV Poster Image
age 8+
Bizarre tales of boy and his bottom have meager messages.
Network: Netflix
(2015)
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Dime Book Poster Image
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age 15+
Gritty, realistic tale of teen prostitution and trafficking.
By E.R. Frank
(2015)
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Pillar Game Poster Image
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age 8+
Confusing puzzler based on personality types misses mark.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox 360
(2015)
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Brain Chase Website Poster Image
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age 8+
Kids embark on a pricey but fun summer learning adventure.
URL: https://brainchase.com/
(2015)
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Jack: The True Story of Jack & the Beanstalk Book Poster Image
age 8+
Exciting, funny, fractured fairy tale of boy vs. giants.
By Liesl Shurtliff
(2015)
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The Island of Dr. Libris Book Poster Image
age 8+
Kids, book characters, mad scientist in wacky, upbeat tale.
By Chris Grabenstein
(2015)
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The Book of Negroes Movie Poster Image
age 15+
Riveting slavery epic is artful, sobering, and inspiring.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2015)
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The Year of the Three Sisters Book Poster Image
age 8+
Chinese girl visits U.S. in powerful friendship tale.
By Andrea Cheng
(2015)
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Finding Serendipity Book Poster Image
age 8+
Bold girl dives into author mom's story in wild romp.
By Angelica Banks
(2015)
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Hector and the Search for Happiness Movie Poster Image
age 15+
Man's quest for meaning has some swearing, risqué moments.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2014)
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#IDARB Game Poster Image
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age 8+
Wacky soccer game seems easy, but chaotic play is tricky.
Platforms: Xbox One
(2015)
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Story Thieves, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Kids jump in and out of book worlds in wacky series start.
By James Riley
(2015)
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The Two Faces of January Movie Poster Image
age 15+
Stylish thriller set in '60s Greece has drinking, smoking.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2014)
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Not Another Happy Ending Movie Poster Image
age 15+
Brit romcom about writer's block has brief nudity, clichés.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2015)
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Olive Kitteridge TV Poster Image
age 15+
Powerful adaptation with themes of mental illness, suicide.
Network: HBO
(2014)
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Constantine TV Poster Image
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age 15+
Comic book-inspired frights are bloody scary.
Network: NBC
(2014)
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Crimes and Punishments: Sherlock Holmes Game Poster Image
age 15+
Realistic-looking detective adventure has mature themes.
Platforms: PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox 360, Xbox One
(2014)
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Leafie: A Hen into the Wild Movie Poster Image
age 8+
Heartfelt, intense adoption story has some scary scenes.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2014)
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A Long Way Down Movie Poster Image
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age 15+
Awkward dark comedy has heavy themes, language, drinking.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2014)
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Metrico Game Poster Image
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age 8+
Infographic puzzler has off-the-charts challenges.
Platforms: PlayStation Vita
(2014)
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