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Chantress Alchemy: Chantress, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 12+
Sequel has less fantasy, less excitement, but more intrigue.
By Amy Butler Greenfield
(2014)
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The Thickety: A Path Begins Book Poster Image
age 11+
Thrilling, brilliant witch tale is vividly violent, scary.
By J.A. White
(2014)
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The House Movie Poster Image
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age 12+
Sweet Korean animated ghost story has complex themes.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2011)
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The Inventor's Secret Book Poster Image
age 12+
Nasty Brits rule 1816 New York in clever steampunk twist.
By Andrea Cremer
(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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Gilded Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Adventurous fantasy weaves Korean mythology, martial arts.
By Christina L. Farley
(2014)
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Fairy Tail TV Poster Image
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age 12+
Sexy, violent anime with some merit, mixed messages.
Network: Online
(2011)
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Let the Storm Break: Sky Fall, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 12+
More cosmic perils, teen romance in "air-elemental" sequel.
By Shannon Messenger
(2014)
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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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The Unbound Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Romance, thrills as exciting fantasy series continues.
By Victoria Schwab
(2014)
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Billy and Buddy Movie Poster Image
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age 11+
Subtitled French dog tale has odd suggestiveness.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2013)
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The Cydonian Pyramid: The Klaatu Diskos, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 12+
Complex time-travel follow-up focuses on new character.
By Pete Hautman
(2013)
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Steelheart: The Reckoners, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 12+
Teens stand up to supervillains in action-packed sci-fi.
By Brandon Sanderson
(2013)
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Inhuman Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Fantasy creatures enhance near-future page turner.
By Kat Falls
(2013)
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Firebrand: Elemental, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 12+
Dystopian fantasy displays sharper edges in second volume.
By Antony John
(2013)
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Blythewood: The Blythewood Tales, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 12+
Girl fights mythical beings in thrilling school fantasy.
By Carol Goodman
(2013)
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The Eye of Minds: The Mortality Doctrine, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 12+
Cyberpunk series hits the ground running for gaming fans.
By James Dashner
(2013)
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Wolf Children Movie Poster Image
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age 12+
Awe-inspiring, tender anime tale has mature themes.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2013)
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Ratchet & Clank: Into the Nexus Game Poster Image
age 12+
Fusing action, humor, and planet-hopping in a fun romp.
Platforms: PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita
(2013)
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Knack Game Poster Image
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age 11+
Fun action/adventure for kids has lots of cartoon violence.
Platforms: PlayStation 4
(2013)
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