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Family Food Fight TV Poster Image
age 12+
Salty language, team tensions in so-so cooking competition.
Network: ABC
(2019)
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Dog Days Movie Poster Image
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age 12+
Positive message amid language, pot humor in canine comedy.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2018)
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Chef's Table TV Poster Image
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age 12+
Documentary series on chefs and food is thoughtful, diverse.
Network: Netflix
(2015)
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Moss Game Poster Image
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age 12+
Charming VR story immerses players in a living fairy tale.
Platforms: PlayStation VR
(2018)
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Story of Seasons: Trio of Towns Game Poster Image
age 12+
With patience, this farm reaps an entertaining harvest.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2017)
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Heartless Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Queen of Hearts origin story is fanciful, not too dark.
By Marissa Meyer
(2016)
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Dan and Phil: The Amazing Tour Is Not on Fire Movie Poster Image
age 12+
YouTube stars' frantic concert movie has positive messages.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2016)
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Neko Atsume: Kitty Collector App Poster Image
age 12+
Buy stuff for awww-inspiring kittens; optional purchases.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2016)
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Invisible Girl Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Searing memoir of growing up in troubled family offers hope.
By Mariel Hemingway, Ben Greenman
(2015)
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SciStarter Website Poster Image
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age 12+
Citizen-science database has clunky search, info concerns.
URL: http://scistarter.com
(2015)
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Clariel: The Lost Abhorsen Book Poster Image
age 12+
Tragic Sabriel prequel slow to start but worth the wait.
By Garth Nix
(2014)
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The Hundred-Foot Journey Movie Poster Image
age 12+
Cultures clash in the kitchen in warm family drama.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2014)
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The Sims 4 Game Poster Image
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age 12+
Complex, realistic life simulator includes sexuality, death.
Platforms: Mac, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2014)
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Mech Mice Tactics Game Poster Image
age 12+
Fun fantasy strategy game for kids is combat-heavy.
Platforms: Windows
(2013)
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Battle Magic Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Slow start to enchanting, magical battle adventure.
By Tamora Pierce
(2013)
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The Belstone Fox Movie Poster Image
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age 12+
'70s drama about fox-dog friendship has very intense scenes.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1973)
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The Rabbi's Cat Movie Poster Image
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age 12+
Fascinating, clever animated tale not meant for young kids.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2012)
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Alpha Dogs TV Poster Image
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age 12+
Interesting elite dog training reality with strong language.
Network: National Geographic Channel
(2013)
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Chef Race: U.K. vs. U.S. TV Poster Image
age 12+
Amazing Race meets Top Chef in juicy reality show.
Network: BBC America
(2012)
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Mastiff: Beka Cooper, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 12+
Uneven finish to exciting but violent crime/fantasy trilogy.
By Tamora Pierce
(2011)
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