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We Bought a Zoo Movie Poster Image
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age 12+
Family film tackles grief with humor and deep empathy.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2011)
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Once Upon a Time TV Poster Image
age 12+
Fresh take on fairy tales is moody fun for families.
Network: ABC
(2011)
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Chomp Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Zany adventure in the Florida Everglades spoofs reality TV.
By Carl Hiaasen
(2012)
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The Wolves of Willoughby Chase Movie Poster Image
age 12+
Suspenseful, creepy British film is nightmare fodder.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1989)
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20,000 Leagues Under the Sea Book Poster Image
age 12+
Classic undersea adventure with science-fiction flair.
By Jules Verne
(1996)
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Summer & Bird Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Wildly imaginative quest to find parents in mythic world.
By Katherine Catmull
(2012)
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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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Origin Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Self-contained sci-fi thriller adds emotion to immortality.
By Jessica Khoury
(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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The Pigman Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Teens grasp impact of their hurtfulness in emotional novel.
By Paul Zindel
(1968)
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Ender's Game Movie Poster Image
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age 12+
Thought-provoking sci-fi adventure with military violence.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2013)
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Austenland Movie Poster Image
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age 12+
Frothy, teen-friendly romcom skims surface but is still fun.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2013)
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Standing Up Movie Poster Image
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age 12+
Insightful, frank look at how two kids survive bullying.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2013)
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Into That Forest Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Powerful, gripping survival adventure is gory but great.
By Louis Nowra
(2013)
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Once Upon a Time in Wonderland TV Poster Image
age 12+
TV spin-off takes dark fantasy drama to another dimension.
Network: ABC
(2013)
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The Secret Life of Walter Mitty Movie Poster Image
age 12+
Inspiring seize-the-day tale with some peril and flirting.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2013)
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Mech Mice Tactics Game Poster Image
age 12+
Fun fantasy strategy game for kids is combat-heavy.
Platforms: Windows
(2013)
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Blythewood: The Blythewood Tales, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 12+
Girl fights mythical beings in thrilling school fantasy.
By Carol Goodman
(2013)
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Paperboy Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Award-winning coming-of-age book teaches empathy, bravery.
By Vince Vawter
(2013)
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Threatened Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Intense wilderness-survival tale warns of chimpanzee peril.
By Eliot Schrefer
(2014)
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