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Crystal Keepers: Five Kingdoms, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Exciting high-tech turn for the wordy series.
By Brandon Mull
(2015)
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The Inquisitor's Mark: The Eighth Day, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Family rivalries get complex, but sequel still excites.
By Dianne K. Salerni
(2015)
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The Universal Force: The Seer Squad Movie Poster Image
age 9+
Confusing computer-animated story has violence, scares.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2014)
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The Boxtrolls Movie Poster Image
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age 9+
Imaginative adventure has lots of peril, nasty villain.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2014)
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Nuclear Throne Game Poster Image
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age 9+
Deep arcade-like shooter has lots of cartoonish violence.
Platforms: Windows
(2015)
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NES Remix Pack Game Poster Image
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age 9+
Family-friendly collection of classic Nintendo mini-games.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii U
(2014)
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Ultimate NES Remix Game Poster Image
age 9+
Fun, engaging collection of retro Nintendo classics.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2014)
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Shantae and the Pirate's Curse Game Poster Image
age 11+
Pirate-themed adventure with mild violence is great for all.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo Wii U, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2014)
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A Letter to Momo Movie Poster Image
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age 9+
Offbeat but lovely subtitled story deals with child's grief.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2014)
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Pennyroyal Academy Book Poster Image
age 9+
Brave kids, scary monsters, lessons galore in series debut.
By M.A. Larson
(2014)
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The Graveyard Book Graphic Novel: Volume 2 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Gorgeous illustrations bring fantasy to fitting close.
By Neil Gaiman
(2014)
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The Whispering Skull: Lockwood & Co., Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 11+
Excellent ghost-hunting series stays super scary.
By Jonathan Stroud
(2014)
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Ghostbusters Movie Poster Image
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age 11+
Paranormal '80s classic has some scares, innuendo.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1984)
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The Iron Trial: Magisterium, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Intriguing twist on magic-school tale lacks polish.
By Holly Black, Cassandra Clare
(2014)
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Runers Game Poster Image
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age 9+
Difficult dungeon-crawler has mild fantasy violence.
Platforms: Windows
(2014)
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Percy Jackson's Greek Gods Book Poster Image
age 9+
Huge gift book of Percy-narrated Greek myths is tons of fun.
By Rick Riordan
(2014)
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Sisters Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Funny, moving memoir should appeal to younger comics fans.
By Raina Telgemeier
(2014)
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Artemis Fowl Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Witty and exciting series start with irresistible antihero.
By Eoin Colfer
(2001)
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The Graveyard Book Graphic Novel: Volume 1 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Gorgeous adaptation catches all the magic of original novel.
By Neil Gaiman, P. Craig Russell
(2014)
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The Forbidden Library Book Poster Image
age 11+
Intriguing start to fantasy series best for dark-side fans.
By Django Wexler
(2014)
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