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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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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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Code Name Verity Book Poster Image
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age 15+
Plot-twisting, heart-wrenching, unforgettable WWII story.
By Elizabeth Wein
(2012)
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Titanic (2012) Movie Poster Image
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age 13+
Emotional small-screen retelling humanizes historic tragedy.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2012)
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Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close Movie Poster Image
age 14+
Drama about child's 9/11 loss stirs up sadness.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2011)
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Between Shades of Gray Book Poster Image
age 12+
Harrowing, moving account of life in Stalin's labor camps.
By Ruta Sepetys
(2011)
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The Son of Neptune: The Heroes of Olympus, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 10+
Percy is back! And on a quest with Roman demigods.
By Rick Riordan
(2011)
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A Tale of Two Cities Book Poster Image
age 14+
Immortal romance is set against violent French Revolution.
By Charles Dickens
(1894)
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Esperanza Rising Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Historical fiction at its best in story of '30s farmworkers.
By Pam Munoz Ryan
(2000)
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I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings Book Poster Image
age 14+
Poetic autobiography reveals impact of racial prejudice.
By Maya Angelou
(1969)
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World of Tanks Game Poster Image
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age 12+
Tank game promotes teamwork, competition, in-game extras.
Platforms: Windows, Xbox 360, Xbox One
(2011)
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Romeo and Juliet Book Poster Image
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age 13+
Tragic teen love story stands the test of time.
By William Shakespeare
(2004)
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Secretariat Movie Poster Image
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age 8+
Inspiring true story about an amazing woman and her horse.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2010)
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Hattie Big Sky Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Teen girl homesteads alone in Newbery Honor book.
By Kirby Larson
(2006)
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1984 Book Poster Image
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age 16+
Classic dystopian novel about life under constant scrutiny.
By George Orwell
(1949)
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One Crazy Summer Book Poster Image
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age 11+
A gem, with strong girl characters, '60s black history.
By Rita Williams-Garcia
(2010)
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The Young Victoria Movie Poster Image
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age 12+
Queen's biopic is more tender romance than historical saga.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2009)
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