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The Outcast: Summoner Trilogy Prequel Book Poster Image
age 12+
Action-packed origin story for Fletcher's mentor Arcturus.
By Taran Matharu
(2018)
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Impostors Book Poster Image
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age 12+
All action and cool tech in Uglies Quartet spin-off.
By Scott Westerfeld
(2018)
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Magic for Humans TV Poster Image
age 12+
Magic series mixes illusion with humor, has some language.
Network: Netflix
(2018)
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Distance Game Poster Image
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age 12+
Dizzying sci-fi racer filled with gravity-defying fun.
Platforms: HTC Vive, Linux, Mac, Oculus Rift, Windows
(2018)
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Magic the Gathering: Arena Game Poster Image
age 12+
Collectible card action appeals to beginners and vets alike.
Platforms: Windows
(2018)
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Crown of Thunder: Beasts Made of Night, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 12+
New intrigue in action-packed, African-influenced fantasy.
By Tochi Onyebuchi
(2018)
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The Curious Creations of Christine McConnell TV Poster Image
age 12+
Creativity abounds on macabre, sometimes edgy cooking show.
Network: Netflix
(2018)
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Archenemies: Renegades, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 12+
Sequel is slow to build, full of super-spy intrigue.
By Marissa Meyer
(2018)
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Persona 5: Dancing in Starlight Game Poster Image
age 12+
Rhythm game explores its teen characters' insecurities.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, PlayStation VR, PlayStation Vita
(2018)
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Skylanders Ring of Heroes App Poster Image
age 12+
Spyro and friends come to mobile in a complex but fun tale.
Devices: iPhone, iPad, Android
(2018)
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For a Muse of Fire Book Poster Image
age 12+
Captivating alternate-Asia fantasy has magic, suspense.
By Heidi Heilig
(2018)
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We Read Too App Poster Image
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age 12+
Resource to find diverse books for kids makes search easier.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2019)
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Castlevania: Anniversary Collection Game Poster Image
age 12+
Classic action games have lots of vampires, a bit of blood.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2019)
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Behind the Curve Movie Poster Image
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age 12+
Excellent, relevant docu about conspiracy theories.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2018)
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Vambrace: Cold Soul Game Poster Image
age 12+
Tough side-scrolling tale has some fantasy violence.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch, Windows
(2019)
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Faeria Game Poster Image
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age 12+
Fun strategy blends a living board game and card collection.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2017)
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Splash Movie Poster Image
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age 12+
'80s fishy fairy tale has sex, some cursing.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1984)
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The Scorpion King Movie Poster Image
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age 12+
Action movie prequel has lots of death and violence.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2002)
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The Adventures of Baron Munchausen Movie Poster Image
age 12+
Visual treat is too bawdy for young fantasy fans.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1989)
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The Golden Compass Movie Poster Image
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age 12+
Ambitious fantasy is too intense for young kids.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2007)
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