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Hyper Light Drifter Game Poster Image
age 13+
Colorful, gorgeous adventure with frenetic, madcap action
Platforms: Linux, Mac, Windows
(2016)
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ADR1FT Game Poster Image
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age 13+
Controls can frustrate in tense, scary space-survival game.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2016)
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Kona Game Poster Image
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age 13+
Bland supernatural mystery with good looks but little else.
Platforms: Windows
(2016)
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Overfall Game Poster Image
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age 13+
Deep, fun adventures, but story builder very complex.
Platforms: Linux, Mac, Windows
(2016)
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Raging Sea: The Undertow Trilogy, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 13+
Middle volume in undersea saga ups the action and suspense.
By Michael Buckley
(2016)
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The X-Files (2016) TV Poster Image
age 13+
The truth (and some scary stuff) is still out there.
Network: Fox
(2016)
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Incredible Numbers by Professor Ian Stewart App Poster Image
age 13+
Beautiful exploration of math beyond classroom; dense text.
Devices: iPad
(2015)
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The Forever Man: W.A.R.P., Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 13+
Action-packed finale lacks wow factor of first two books.
By Eoin Colfer
(2015)
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Drowned City: Hurricane Katrina & New Orleans Book Poster Image
age 13+
Intense nonfiction graphic novel chronicles 2005 disaster.
By Don Brown
(2015)
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Undertow: Undertow Trilogy, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 13+
Invasion of sea dwellers fuels gripping sci-fi thriller.
By Michael Buckley
(2015)
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Sparticl Website Poster Image
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age 13+
Great science resource, but advanced content can stump kids.
URL: http://www.sparticl.org/
(2015)
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Aplus Website Poster Image
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age 13+
Positive stories are kid-friendly; comments limit the fun.
URL: http://aplus.com/
(2015)
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Sleepless in America Movie Poster Image
age 13+
Sleep-deprivation docu informative; some tragic scenarios.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2015)
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UnDivided: Unwind Dystology, Book 4 Book Poster Image
age 13+
Sci-fi saga about organ harvesters nails the ending.
By Neal Shusterman
(2014)
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The Long Dark Game Poster Image
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age 13+
Very challenging survival simulation has moderate violence.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2014)
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Guess the Emoji App Poster Image
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age 13+
Picture puzzles challenge, sometimes too much.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire
(2014)
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The Hangman's Revolution: W.A.R.P., Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 13+
Time-travel series by Artemis Fowl author stays amazing.
By Eoin Colfer
(2014)
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Maidentrip Movie Poster Image
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age 13+
Excellent docu about teen sailor; some brief profanity.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2013)
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The Here and Now Book Poster Image
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age 13+
Teen time traveler fights for better world in smart sci-fi.
By Ann Brashares
(2014)
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Cowspiracy Movie Poster Image
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age 13+
Provocative docu has some graphic scenes of animal cruelty.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2014)
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