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Bless the Beasts & Children Book Poster Image
age 13+
Misfit teens rebel at a Western summer camp in YA classic.
By Glendon Swarthout
(1970)
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Great Tales and Poems of Edgar Allan Poe Book Poster Image
age 13+
Collection highlights horror stories and romantic poems.
By Edgar Allan Poe
(2007)
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The Great American Dust Bowl Book Poster Image
age 12+
Evocative illustrated nonfiction, great for history buffs.
By Don Brown
(2013)
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The Iron King Book Poster Image
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age 13+
Magical fantasy blends science, magic, and Shakespeare.
By Julie Kagawa
(2010)
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Buck Movie Poster Image
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age 12+
Powerful profile on horse whisperer has mature themes.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2011)
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Flamecaster: Shattered Realms, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 13+
Absorbing fantasy romance full of spies and palace intrigue.
By Cinda Williams Chima
(2016)
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Shadow of the Colossus (PS4) Game Poster Image
age 13+
Beautiful, mysterious, haunting tale gets new life on PS4.
Platforms: PlayStation 4
(2018)
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Animal Farm: The Graphic Novel Book Poster Image
age 13+
Compelling adaptation of classic satire rooted in reality.
By George Orwell
(2019)
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Pumpkinheads Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Delightful graphic novel about friendship, food, and fall.
By Rainbow Rowell
(2019)
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Dragon Quest XI S: Echoes of an Elusive Age - Definitive Edition Game Poster Image
age 13+
Fun cartoonish fantasy tale has bloodless turn-based combat.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch
(2019)
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StarCraft with Brood War Expansion Game Poster Image
age 13+
Fantastic, and now free, sci-fi strategy game for teens.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2017)
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Seabiscuit Movie Poster Image
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age 13+
An inspiring story for teens and up.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2003)
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War Horse Movie Poster Image
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age 13+
Spielberg's sweeping horse drama is beautiful but intense.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2011)
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The Electric Horseman Movie Poster Image
age 12+
Warmhearted romance with an anti-corporate perspective.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1979)
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Midway Arcade Origins Game Poster Image
age 13+
Travel back in time with collection of fun '80s games.
Platforms: PlayStation 3, Xbox 360
(2012)
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Catch Rider Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Riveting story of determined teen who can ride any horse.
By Jennifer H. Lyne
(2013)
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Mech Mice Tactics Game Poster Image
age 12+
Fun fantasy strategy game for kids is combat-heavy.
Platforms: Windows
(2013)
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Hay Day App Poster Image
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age 13+
Farming sim has lots of features but slow progression.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2014)
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The Greatest Show on Earth Movie Poster Image
age 12+
Sprawling circus tale is a visual feast with heavy themes.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1952)
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Get Low Movie Poster Image
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age 13+
Quiet character study is stellar but won't appeal to kids.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2010)
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