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The Unwanteds, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 10+
Magical fantasy has peril, battles, positive messages.
By Lisa McMann
(2011)
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The Son of Neptune: The Heroes of Olympus, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 10+
Percy is back! And on a quest with Roman demigods.
By Rick Riordan
(2011)
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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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Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind Movie Poster Image
age 10+
Beautiful anime with eco message and an amazing heroine.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2005)
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Kid Icarus: Uprising Game Poster Image
age 10+
Frenetic action with constant but mild fantasy violence.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2012)
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The False Prince: The Ascendance Trilogy, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 10+
Page-turning adventure of false identity and intrigue.
By Jennifer A. Nielsen
(2012)
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ParaNorman Movie Poster Image
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age 10+
Cool-but-creepy monster flick is too scary for little kids.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2012)
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Wizarding World Website Poster Image
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age 10+
Redesigned Harry Potter site has lush images, interactivity.
URL: https://www.wizardingworld.com
(2012)
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Sailor Moon TV Poster Image
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age 10+
Classic magical girl anime is action-packed and fun.
Network: USA, Cartoon Network, Syndicated
(1995)
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The Mark of Athena: The Heroes of Olympus, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 10+
Seven demigods in one sweet ride are off to save Rome.
By Rick Riordan
(2012)
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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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Oz the Great and Powerful Movie Poster Image
age 10+
Colorful prequel is scarier, less magical than the original.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2013)
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Rayman Legends Game Poster Image
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age 10+
Delightful, frantic side-scroller with cartoony violence.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii U, PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita, Windows, Xbox 360
(2013)
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The House of Hades: The Heroes of Olympus, Book 4 Book Poster Image
age 10+
Another thrilling adventure, this time in the underworld.
By Rick Riordan
(2013)
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Steven Universe TV Poster Image
age 10+
Quirky cartoon values family, fun, and finding your purpose.
Network: Cartoon Network
(2013)
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Need for Speed Rivals Game Poster Image
age 10+
Race as or against the police in this arcade driving game.
Platforms: PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox 360, Xbox One
(2013)
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Into the Woods Movie Poster Image
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age 10+
Sondheim's fairy tale musical is dark, complex, sublime.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2014)
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The Blood of Olympus: The Heroes of Olympus, Book 5 Book Poster Image
age 10+
Satisfying finale full of gods, giants, and fond farewells.
By Rick Riordan
(2014)
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