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The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Movie Poster Image
age 11+
Tolkien tale isn't as great as LOTR, but better for tweens.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2012)
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Rise of the Guardians Movie Poster Image
age 7+
Holiday icons defend childhood in gorgeous adventure.
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(Release Year: 2012)
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Life of Pi Movie Poster Image
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age 12+
Beautiful, emotional, intense story of faith and friendship.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2012)
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The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part 2 Movie Poster Image
age 14+
Final Twilight focuses on Edward and Bella's legacy.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2012)
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Eleanor & Park Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Intense '80s romance is a fabulous pick for mature teens.
By Rainbow Rowell
(2013)
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The Perks of Being a Wallflower Movie Poster Image
age 15+
Book-based drama for mature teens tackles tough subjects.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2012)
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The Carrie Diaries TV Poster Image
age 13+
Sex and the City prequel is edgy but has merit for teens.
Network: CW
(2013)
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Total Recall (2012) Movie Poster Image
age 15+
Remake is better looking, less violent, less thoughtful.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2012)
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Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days Movie Poster Image
age 9+
More Wimpy Kid fun mixed with worthy messages, potty humor.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2012)
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Magic Tree House Series Book Poster Image
age 6+
Fun, educational chapter books have something for everyone.
By Mary Pope Osborne
(1992)
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Elementary TV Poster Image
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age 14+
Smart Sherlock drama is a great choice for mature teens.
Network: CBS
(2012)
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The Hunger Games Movie Poster Image
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age 14+
Intense adaptation is violent, thought-provoking for teens.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2012)
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The Lorax Movie Poster Image
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age 5+
Dr. Seuss classic is cute, but watch for product tie-ins.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2012)
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The Wishing Spell: The Land of Stories, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Captivating, imaginative story of kids in fairy-tale world.
By Chris Colfer
(2012)
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Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows Movie Poster Image
age 14+
Master sleuth returns in entertaining but violent adventure.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2011)
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The Woman in Black Movie Poster Image
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age 14+
Macabre ghost story is slow but creepy enough for teens.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2012)
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The Secret World of Arrietty Movie Poster Image
age 7+
Deeply felt anime about loneliness and friendship.
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(Release Year: 2012)
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Pottermore Website Poster Image
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age 10+
More info than interactivity, but Potterheads will love it.
URL: http://www.pottermore.com
(2012)
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War Horse Movie Poster Image
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age 13+
Spielberg's sweeping horse drama is beautiful but intense.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2011)
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The Hunger Games Adventures Game Poster Image
age 13+
Movie/book spin-off emphasizes survival and building.
Platforms: Facebook
(2012)
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