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Hugo Movie Poster Image
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age 8+
Spectacular book adaptation is great for tweens and up.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2011)
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The Chronicles of Harris Burdick Book Poster Image
age 10+
Superb stories by top authors spring from surreal images.
By Chris Van Allsburg
(2011)
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There's No Place Like Space!: All About Our Solar System App Poster Image
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age 5+
Facts and features enhance space discovery, Dr. Seuss style.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2011)
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Planesrunner: Everness, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 12+
Clever science fantasy will appeal to Philip Pullman fans.
By Ian McDonald
(2011)
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Robbie Forester and the Outlaws of Sherwood St. Book Poster Image
age 10+
Superpowered kids have exciting crime-fighting adventure.
By Peter Abrahams
(2012)
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Clockwork Prince: Infernal Devices, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 14+
Fantasy sequel has strong female characters, more violence.
By Cassandra Clare
(2011)
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Back in Time App Poster Image
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age 10+
Gorgeous textbook of 44 major events has universal appeal.
Devices: iPad
(2012)
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Every Body Has a Brain Game Poster Image
age 4+
Innovative way to learn about gray matter.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2011)
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Lord of the Flies Book Poster Image
age 12+
Gripping story of marooned schoolboys and their savagery.
By William Golding
(1954)
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Froi of the Exiles Book Poster Image
age 15+
Character-driven fantasy is extraordinary for older teens.
By Melina Marchetta
(2012)
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Mike the Knight TV Poster Image
age 4+
Spunky medieval hero teaches problem-solving to tots.
Network: Nickelodeon
(2012)
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Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning Game Poster Image
age 18+
Bloody but magically remarkable RPG for mature gamers.
Platforms: PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360
(2012)
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Royal Trouble: Hidden Adventures HD App Poster Image
age 9+
Hidden-object adventure protagonists show value of teamwork.
Devices: iPad
(2012)
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Mass Effect 3 Game Poster Image
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age 18+
Exciting sci-fi adventure with gore, sex, and profanity.
Platforms: PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360
(2012)
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Partials: The Partials Sequence, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 14+
Tense action, sharp plot twists distinguish dystopian tale.
By Dan Wells
(2012)
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Brave New World Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Satire of ultimate consumerist society still packs punch.
By Aldous Huxley
(1932)
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SSX Game Poster Image
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age 10+
Extraordinarily fun, over-the-top snowboarding adventure.
Platforms: PlayStation 3, Xbox 360
(2012)
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The Odyssey Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Essential, epic poem of Greek gods, monsters, and heroes.
By Homer
(1998)
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Ice Island Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Tense adventure as dogsled run becomes race for survival.
By Sherry Shahan
(2012)
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Wallace & Gromit: World of Invention Movie Poster Image
age 7+
Nifty "how stuff works" show has some technical details.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2012)
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