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Well of Witches: The Thickety, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 11+
Strong empathy messages in exciting, scary teen witch tale.
By J.A. White
(2017)
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Holiday Joy TV Poster Image
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age 11+
Predictable life-swap story has strong themes of gratitude.
Network: Freeform
(2016)
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Sid Meier’s Civilization VI Game Poster Image
age 11+
Amazing world simulation can teach players about history.
Platforms: Windows
(2016)
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Only Yesterday Movie Poster Image
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age 11+
Classic Studio Ghibli drama focuses on Japanese girlhood.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1991)
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The Tournament at Gorlan: Ranger's Apprentice: The Early Years, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 11+
Slow start to prequel series with stalwart characters.
By John Flanagan
(2015)
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Goodbye Stranger Book Poster Image
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age 11+
Bittersweet, lovely story of friendship and social media.
By Rebecca Stead
(2015)
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77 Chances Movie Poster Image
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age 11+
Sweet faith-based romance deals with grief and sadness.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2015)
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The Hollow Boy: Lockwood & Co., Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 11+
Another exciting, scary installment for ghost-story fans.
By Jonathan Stroud
(2015)
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Dr. Ken TV Poster Image
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age 11+
So-so sitcom styles itself after star's exaggerated comedy.
Network: ABC
(2015)
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The Legend of Longwood Movie Poster Image
age 11+
Mythical horse adventure has some peril, spooky scenes.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2015)
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Wish You Well Movie Poster Image
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age 11+
Well-shot, moving drama uplifting but has lots of tragedy.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2015)
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Mom's Day Away Movie Poster Image
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age 11+
Wholesome sitcom-style Mother's Day story is just OK.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2015)
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The Whispering Trees: The Thickety, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 11+
Creepy sequel has violent clashes, ethical dilemmas.
By J.A. White
(2015)
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Burning Kingdoms:  The Internment Chronicles, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 11+
Second, stronger installment focuses on characters.
By Lauren DeStefano
(2015)
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The Red Pencil Book Poster Image
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age 11+
Moving verse tale of girl's experience in Darfur genocide.
By Andrea Davis Pinkney
(2014)
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Goat Simulator App Poster Image
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age 11+
Silly, outrageous sim with some cartoonish violence.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2014)
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The Swap Book Poster Image
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age 11+
Switching spell lets girl and boy see other's point of view.
By Megan Shull
(2014)
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Black-ish TV Poster Image
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age 11+
Race is tackled gently in fresh family friendly sitcom.
Network: ABC
(2014)
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In the Name of God Movie Poster Image
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age 11+
Faith-based messages instruct more than entertain.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2013)
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A Fine Step Movie Poster Image
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age 11+
Thoughtful tale of horses and grief has some peril.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2014)
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