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Pan's Labyrinth: The Labyrinth of the Faun Book Poster Image
age 14+
Dark, magical adaptation matches the intensity of the movie.
By Guillermo del Toro, Cornelia Funke
(2019)
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A Curse So Dark and Lonely: Cursebreaker, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 14+
Modern "Beauty" tale has complex characters, gore, humor.
By Brigid Kemmerer
(2019)
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The Rose & the Dagger: The Wrath & the Dawn, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 14+
Satisfying sequel with surprising magical twists.
By Renee Ahdieh
(2016)
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Final Fantasy XIV: Stormblood Game Poster Image
age 14+
Huge expansion vastly improves on multiplayer adventure.
Platforms: Mac, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Windows
(2017)
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The Huntsman: Winter's War Movie Poster Image
age 14+
Messy, violent Snow White sequel wastes its great actors.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2016)
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Wink Poppy Midnight Book Poster Image
age 14+
Lyrical, haunting novel casts a spell on readers.
By April Genevieve Tucholke
(2016)
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Clash Royale App Poster Image
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age 14+
Fantasy action-strategy game wants all your time and money.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2016)
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Royal Wedding: A Princess Diaries Novel Book Poster Image
age 14+
Adult sequel to popular Princess Diaries series delivers.
By Meg Cabot
(2015)
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Dorothy Must Die, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 14+
Dark, violent reimagining of Oz makes Dorothy evil dictator.
By Danielle Paige
(2014)
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Snow White and the Huntsman Movie Poster Image
age 14+
Violent fairy tale isn't for kids but will attract teens.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2012)
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The Chaos Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Surrealism, folklore mix in unforgettable disaster fantasy.
By Nalo Hopkinson
(2012)
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Tiger Lily Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Dark retelling of Peter Pan tale focuses on Indian girl.
By Jodi Lynn Anderson
(2012)
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Gordon Ramsay's Great Escape TV Poster Image
age 14+
Chef spews expletives on globe-trotting taste test.
Network: BBC America
(2011)
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The Cupcake Girls TV Poster Image
age 14+
Reality show's recipe has hearty helping of mature issues.
Network: WE
(2010)
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MasterChef TV Poster Image
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age 14+
Ramsay brings usual edge to amateur cooking competition.
Network: Fox
(2010)
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Top Chef Masters TV Poster Image
age 14+
Famous chefs compete for charity in milder spin-off.
Network: Bravo
(2009)
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Cake Boss TV Poster Image
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age 14+
Reality show about family business mixes sweet and sour.
Network: TLC
(2009)
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Top Chef TV Poster Image
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age 14+
Too saucy for a kid's palate.
Network: Bravo
(2006)
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Tortilla Soup Movie Poster Image
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age 14+
A harmless comedy that will make your mouth water.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2001)
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Mostly Martha Movie Poster Image
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age 14+
German film about finding family.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2001)
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