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Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's Library: Mr. Lemoncello's Library, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Fun mystery about kids locked in library by wacky genius.
By Chris Grabenstein
(2013)
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Gangster Squad Movie Poster Image
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age 17+
Very violent tale of LAPD's real-life war against the mob.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2013)
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The Impossible Movie Poster Image
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age 14+
Very intense story of family's survival against the odds.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2012)
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Django Unchained Movie Poster Image
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age 18+
Tarantino's slavery tale is uneven and brutal but brilliant.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2012)
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The Bible Movie Poster Image
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age 15+
Biblical reenactments are theatrical and very violent.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2013)
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Lincoln Movie Poster Image
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age 13+
Outstanding drama about revered leader's political genius.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2012)
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Les Miserables Movie Poster Image
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age 14+
Excellent film adaptation of gritty, heartbreaking musical.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2012)
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Zero Dark Thirty Movie Poster Image
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age 17+
Intelligent, uncompromising drama is violent and complex.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2012)
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Vikings TV Poster Image
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age 15+
Violent, mature drama has amiable, legendary hero.
Network: History
(2013)
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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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Argo Movie Poster Image
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age 16+
Taut political thriller based on real-life escape from Iran.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2012)
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Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance Game Poster Image
age 18+
Fast pace, intense violence/gore take series on new course.
Platforms: PlayStation 3, Xbox 360
(2013)
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Scarlet: The Lunar Chronicles, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 13+
Fiery, fantastic Cinder sequel ups the action-violence.
By Marissa Meyer
(2013)
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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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The Kite Runner Book Poster Image
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age 16+
Brilliant, violent Afghanistan novel will enlighten teens.
By Khaled Hosseini
(2003)
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PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale Game Poster Image
age 13+
Cross-platform brawler stars hodgepodge of game characters.
Platforms: PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita
(2012)
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Assassin's Creed III Game Poster Image
age 18+
Bloody Revolutionary War adventure best for mature gamers.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii U, PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360
(2012)
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Titanic Movie Poster Image
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age 13+
Great movie, but too intense, racy for younger kids.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1997)
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Spy School, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 10+
Clever, fast-paced mystery mixes spy thrills and teen drama.
By Stuart Gibbs
(2012)
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Ungifted Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Wacky mayhem fills tale of troublemaker in genius academy.
By Gordon Korman
(2012)
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