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Dracula Movie Poster Image
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age 10+
Classic vampire movie is more creepy than violent.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1931)
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LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5-7 Game Poster Image
age 10+
Darker story is lightened by humor and fun exploration.
Platforms: Nintendo DS, Nintendo Wii, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360
(2011)
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The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword Game Poster Image
age 10+
Beloved series delivers cleverly crafted adventure.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii
(2011)
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Life of Pi Book Poster Image
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age 16+
Fascinating survival tale with animal facts, gory detail.
By Yann Martel
(2001)
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Lego Lord of the Rings Game Poster Image
age 10+
Action and humor abound in funny rendition of LOTR films.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo DS, Nintendo Wii, PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita, Xbox 360
(2012)
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The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask 3D Game Poster Image
age 10+
An exceptionally fun, challenging, and charming game.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2015)
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The Girl Who Drank the Moon Book Poster Image
age 10+
Entrancing fantasy spun with magic stresses power of love.
By Kelly Barnhill
(2016)
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The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Game Poster Image
age 10+
Vast adventure with some combat rewards logical thinking.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch, Nintendo Wii U
(2017)
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Princess Academy Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Would-be princesses show grit, wisdom in empowering tale.
By Shannon Hale
(2006)
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The Golden Compass: His Dark Materials, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 10+
Nail-biting, violent fantasy has elements of mystery.
By Philip Pullman
(1998)
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Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire Book Poster Image
age 10+
Fourth Potter has brilliant plotting -- and dragons.
By J. K. Rowling
(2000)
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The Little Prince Book Poster Image
age 10+
Gorgeous classic about friendship, love, and life.
By Antoine de Saint-Exupery
(1943)
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Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix Book Poster Image
age 10+
Rowling mixes up a more intense brew in fifth book.
By J. K. Rowling
(2003)
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Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire Game Poster Image
age 10+
Harry Potter weaves magical spells for tweens.
Platforms: PlayStation 2, Xbox
(2005)
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The Last Olympian: Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book 5 Book Poster Image
age 10+
Fantasy series' excellent conclusion ups the violence.
By Rick Riordan
(2009)
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Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban Movie Poster Image
age 10+
Fantastic, but kids are older, themes are darker.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2004)
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The Twilight Saga: New Moon Soundtrack Music Poster Image
age 10+
Dark, cool tunes OK for kids too young for the movie.
By Various Artists
(2009)
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Adventure Time TV Poster Image
age 10+
Original, if nonsensical, hilarity; expect minor weapons.
Network: Cartoon Network
(2010)
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Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle Game Poster Image
age 10+
Madcap, must-have strategic adventure for Nintendo fans.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch
(2017)
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Skylanders: Imaginators Game Poster Image
age 10+
Fun, creative toys-to-life game risks bankrupting parents.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii U, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One
(2016)
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