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Julie of the Wolves Book Poster Image
age 12+
Thought-provoking saga of Inuit girl adopted by wolf pack.
By Jean Craighead George
(1972)
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The Fellowship of the Ring Book Poster Image
age 12+
Spectacular fantasy classic is where Frodo's journey begins.
By J.R.R. Tolkien
(1954)
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The Two Towers Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Orcs attack, and Frodo marches to Mordor in exciting sequel.
By J.R.R. Tolkien
(1954)
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City of Bones: The Mortal Instruments, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 12+
Exciting start to teen fantasy series in urban setting.
By Cassandra Clare
(2007)
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Apollo 13 Movie Poster Image
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age 12+
Thrilling, heartwarming, scary, and superb.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1995)
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Who Framed Roger Rabbit? Movie Poster Image
age 12+
Deceptively mature movie mixes fun with guns, innuendo.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1988)
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Princess Mononoke Movie Poster Image
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age 12+
Epic, compelling, and violent anime classic.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1999)
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Spaceballs Movie Poster Image
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age 12+
Goofy '80s parody has cursing, violence, innuendo.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1987)
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Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom Movie Poster Image
age 12+
More gore, gross-outs than the other Indy blockbusters.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1984)
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Star Trek Movie Poster Image
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age 12+
Classic franchise gets new life; OK for older kids.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2009)
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Inheritance: The Inheritance Cycle, Book 4 Book Poster Image
age 12+
Epic tale concludes in battle- and blood-filled saga.
By Christopher Paolini
(2011)
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Lord of the Flies Book Poster Image
age 12+
Gripping story of marooned schoolboys and their savagery.
By William Golding
(1954)
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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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Need For Speed: Most Wanted Game Poster Image
age 12+
Cops vs. street racers challenge rewards recklessness.
Platforms: PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita, Windows, Xbox 360
(2012)
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The Adventures of Tom Sawyer Book Poster Image
age 12+
Twain's classic is full of humor and suspense.
By Mark Twain
(1876)
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Prodigy: Legend, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 12+
Action-packed dystopian sci-fi sequel keeps suspense high.
By Marie Lu
(2013)
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Star Trek Into Darkness Movie Poster Image
age 12+
Action-packed Star Trek sequel has good story, characters.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2013)
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Man of Steel Movie Poster Image
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age 12+
Superman's back in brooding, action-packed reboot.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2013)
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Pacific Rim Movie Poster Image
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age 12+
Loud robots vs. monsters movie could have used more heart.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2013)
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The Testing, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 12+
Thoughtful dystopian tale questions winning at all costs.
By Joelle Charbonneau
(2013)
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