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Disney Enchanted Tales App Poster Image
age 11+
Pretty worlds for Disney faves, but kids must wait or spend.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2016)
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Artemis Fowl Book 3: The Eternity Code Book Poster Image
age 11+
High-action page-turner sequel a great summer read.
By Eoin Colfer
(2003)
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Ella Enchanted Book Poster Image
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age 11+
Highly imaginative twists on the Cinderella tale.
By Gail Carson Levine
(1997)
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Titan A.E. Movie Poster Image
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age 11+
A so-so animated feature aimed at an older crowd.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2001)
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Bones of Faerie Book Poster Image
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age 11+
Intriguing combination of magic and apocalypse.
By Janni Lee Simner
(2009)
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Dreamdark Series Book Poster Image
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age 11+
Exciting faerie series with a fantastic tomboy heroine.
By Laini Taylor
(2007)
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Hex Hall Book Poster Image
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age 11+
Enchanting book about witty teen witch at reform school.
By Rachel Hawkins
(2011)
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Zathura: A Space Adventure Movie Poster Image
age 11+
Sci-fi adventure has salty language, peril, violence.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2005)
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Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull Movie Poster Image
age 11+
Fourth Indy isn't perfect, but it's fun for series fans.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2008)
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Kinect Star Wars Game Poster Image
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age 11+
For sci-fi fans it's fun and physical but inconsistent.
Platforms: Xbox 360
(2012)
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The Witches of Oz Movie Poster Image
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age 11+
Muddled Oz-based fantasy has some intense action.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2012)
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The Neighbors TV Poster Image
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age 11+
Broad comedy mostly family friendly, but some innuendo.
Network: ABC
(2012)
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Curses! Foiled Again Book Poster Image
age 11+
Teen girl defends Faerie in lively graphic novel sequel.
By Jane Yolen
(2013)
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Foiled Book Poster Image
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age 11+
Girl fencer fights monsters in clever fantasy graphic novel.
By Jane Yolen
(2010)
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Nico the Unicorn Movie Poster Image
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age 11+
Magical tale is heartwarming, but animals are in peril.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2001)
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FTL: Faster Than Light Game Poster Image
age 11+
Innovative space strategy game rewards thoughtful play.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2012)
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Voltron: Fleet of Doom Movie Poster Image
age 11+
Dated '80s animated film has frequent violence, scares.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2008)
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Planet Mechanic Game Poster Image
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age 11+
Brief science sim lets kids play with a planet's properties.
Platforms: Linux, Mac, Windows
(2013)
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Resogun Game Poster Image
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age 11+
Simple arcade shooter with light sci-fi violence, no blood.
Platforms: PlayStation 4
(2013)
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FTL: Faster Than Light App Poster Image
age 11+
Space-themed strategy game is difficult but rewarding.
Devices: iPad
(2014)
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