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No Good Nick TV Poster Image
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age 11+
Sympathetic teen scams a family in edgy sitcom.
Network: Netflix
(2019)
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Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald Movie Poster Image
age 12+
Intense, over-full sequel has lots of wizarding violence.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2018)
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Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Game Poster Image
age 12+
Cartoonish brawler is largest one yet, and incredibly fun.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch
(2018)
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Ready Player One Movie Poster Image
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age 12+
Intense virtual reality adventure will dazzle '80s fans.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2018)
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Black Panther Movie Poster Image
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age 12+
Masterful Marvel film has depth, diversity -- and violence.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2018)
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Subnautica Game Poster Image
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age 11+
Gorgeous, challenging, atmospheric underwater thriller.
Platforms: Windows, Xbox One
(2018)
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Renegades, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 12+
Slow start, but much intrigue in supervillain/hero tale.
By Marissa Meyer
(2017)
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Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 Movie Poster Image
age 12+
Lots of laughs, thrills, tunes in slightly lesser sequel.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2017)
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Gifted Movie Poster Image
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age 12+
Charming but predictable family drama has heavy themes.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2017)
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Anne with an E TV Poster Image
age 12+
Dark, intense Green Gables retelling not for all Anne fans.
Network: Netflix
(2017)
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A Monster Calls Movie Poster Image
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age 12+
Heartrending adaptation explores the enormity of grief.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2016)
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Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them Movie Poster Image
age 12+
Delightful but dark Potter prequel is more grown-up.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2016)
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Scythe: Arc of a Scythe, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 12+
Chilling concept fuels sci-fi thriller about life and death.
By Neal Shusterman
(2016)
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Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children Movie Poster Image
age 12+
Creepy but exciting Burton fantasy based on best-seller.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2016)
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Heartless Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Queen of Hearts origin story is fanciful, not too dark.
By Marissa Meyer
(2016)
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Eddie the Eagle Movie Poster Image
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age 12+
Crowd-pleasing underdog story gets a little racy.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2016)
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The Prisoner of Cell 25: Michael Vey, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 12+
Suspenseful tale of superpowered teens has a spark of wit.
By Richard Paul Evans
(2011)
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The Siren Book Poster Image
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age 12+
A light, enjoyable read for romantic-fantasy fans.
By Kiera Cass
(2016)
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Orbiting Jupiter Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Devastating, deeply moving story of love and resilience.
By Gary D. Schmidt
(2015)
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I Will Always Write Back: How One Letter Changed Two Lives Book Poster Image
age 12+
Moving, eye-opening memoir of cross-cultural friendship.
By Martin Ganada, Caitlin Alifrenka, Liz Welch
(2015)
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