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Bless the Beasts & Children Book Poster Image
age 13+
Misfit teens rebel at a Western summer camp in YA classic.
By Glendon Swarthout
(1970)
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Split/Second Game Poster Image
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age 13+
Explosive racing game encourages aggressive driving.
Platforms: PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360
(2010)
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ZisBoomBah Website Poster Image
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age 7+
Healthy meal planning made fun and practical for kids.
URL: http://www.zisboombah.com
(2011)
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London Calling Music Poster Image
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age 13+
Punk rebels fuse aggressive rock with Jamaican roots music.
By The Clash
(1979)
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Forza Horizon Game Poster Image
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age 13+
Deep, compelling car game glamorizes illicit street racing.
Platforms: Xbox 360
(2012)
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The Magic School Bus Series Book Poster Image
age 7+
Smart science-based series mixes facts and fun.
By Joanna Cole
(1986)
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The Raven King:  The Raven Cycle, Book 4 Book Poster Image
age 13+
Gorgeously written multilayered finale is simply magical.
By Maggie Stiefvater
(2016)
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Food Network Kitchen App Poster Image
age 7+
Popular TV network delivers delicious tutorials.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2019)
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Bizarre Foods with Andrew Zimmern TV Poster Image
age 7+
Chef explores world's oddest culinary choices.
Network: Travel Channel
(2006)
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Speed Racer: The Video Game Game Poster Image
age 7+
A fun and surprisingly challenging all-ages racer
Platforms: Nintendo Wii, Nintendo DS
(2008)
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Cooking Mama: World Kitchen Game Poster Image
age 7+
Popular cooking sim gets 50 new ethnically flavored dishes.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii
(2008)
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MySims Racing Game Poster Image
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age 7+
All-ages kart racer is fun on the Wii, better on the DS.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii, Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi
(2009)
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Face Racers: Photo Finish Game Poster Image
age 7+
Put your face in the race, and zip your way to a win.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2011)
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Grid 2 Game Poster Image
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age 13+
Competent racer depicts car crashes with no consequences.
Platforms: PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360
(2013)
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Hot Wheels World's Best Driver Game Poster Image
age 7+
Imaginative driving game with something for all ages.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo Wii U, PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360
(2013)
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Outside the Box Book Poster Image
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age 7+
Irreverent collection offers mind-opening poems for kids.
By Karma Wilson
(2014)
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Grid Autosport Game Poster Image
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age 13+
Fun Euro racing sim provides authentic driving experience.
Platforms: PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360
(2014)
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Cry-Baby Movie Poster Image
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age 13+
Campy '50s parody has mild sex references, violence.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1990)
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Hovercraft - Build Fly Retry App Poster Image
age 7+
Cool 3-D modeling, racing, and revision; lots of ads.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire
(2015)
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Space Taxi: Water Planet Rescue Book Poster Image
age 7+
Dad and son visit underwater planet in smart, funny sequel.
By Wendy Mass
(2014)
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