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Echo Book Poster Image
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age 11+
Tales of injustice masterfully blend with a dash of magic.
By Pam Munoz Ryan
(2015)
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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Movie Poster Image
age 11+
Reboot offers impressive action, distracting innuendo.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2014)
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The Giver Movie Poster Image
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age 11+
Pain makes life colorful in dystopian adaptation.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2014)
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Goat Simulator App Poster Image
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age 11+
Silly, outrageous sim with some cartoonish violence.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2014)
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Super Smash Bros. Wii U Game Poster Image
age 11+
Cartoonishly violent brawler very deep and engaging.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii U
(2014)
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The Wind Rises Movie Poster Image
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age 11+
Lovely, contemplative tale of famed aeronautical engineer.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2014)
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Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS Game Poster Image
age 11+
Terrific handheld transition for classic fighting game.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2014)
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Ghostbusters Movie Poster Image
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age 11+
Paranormal '80s classic has some scares, innuendo.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1984)
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Black-ish TV Poster Image
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age 11+
Race is tackled gently in fresh family friendly sitcom.
Network: ABC
(2014)
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Belle Movie Poster Image
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age 11+
Important, affecting, engrossing drama for tweens and up.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2014)
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Earth to Luna TV Poster Image
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age 4+
Exuberant kid shares scientific curiosity with others.
Network: Universal Kids
(2014)
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Four: A Divergent Collection Book Poster Image
age 11+
Short stories about Four are fun if a bit underwhelming.
By Veronica Roth
(2014)
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Duolingo App Poster Image
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age 11+
Plentiful, fun, fantastic, and free language lessons.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Chromebook
(2014)
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Little Builders - Truck, Crane & Digger for Kids App Poster Image
age 4+
Building fun with cute characters and impressive graphics.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2014)
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"Maps" (CD single) Music Poster Image
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age 11+
Tame, up-tempo pop song about loyalty has explicit video.
By Maroon 5
(2014)
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Tumble Leaf TV Poster Image
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age 4+
Vibrant preschool series teaches about science through play.
Network: Amazon Prime Video
(2014)
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Kidoodle.TV Website Poster Image
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age 4+
Safe videos for kids with parental controls -- for a fee.
URL: https://www.kidoodle.tv
(2014)
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The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug Movie Poster Image
age 11+
Sequel bolstered by brave elves, scary dragon, big spiders.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2013)
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Fruits Basket TV Poster Image
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age 11+
Thoughtful anime has great messages for older tweens.
Network: Online
(2002)
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Plants vs Zombies: Garden Warfare Game Poster Image
age 11+
Comedic, cartoonish shooter should be OK for younger teens.
Platforms: Windows, Xbox 360, Xbox One
(2014)
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