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Jump Force Game Poster Image
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age 14+
Fandom focused fighter has lots of hits and anime hype.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2019)
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Free Rein: Valentine's Day TV Poster Image
age 6+
Sweet holiday special emphasizes friendship over romance.
Network: Netflix
(2019)
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On the Come Up Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Teen challenges stereotypes with hip-hop in heartfelt tale.
By Angie Thomas
(2019)
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The Night Is Short, Walk on Girl Movie Poster Image
age 14+
Amusingly bizarre anime comedy has iffy themes, drinking.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2018)
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The Vanishing Stair: Truly Devious, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 14+
Hip mystery sequel is expertly paced and absorbing.
By Maureen Johnson
(2019)
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Adult Life Skills Movie Poster Image
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age 14+
Quirky dramedy explores loss, family, moving forward.
In Theaters Now
(Release Year: 2019)
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Once Upon a Deadpool Movie Poster Image
age 14+
Entertaining re-edited sequel tones down violence, language.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2018)
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The Upside Movie Poster Image
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age 14+
Charming Hart/Cranston disability dramedy glorifies pot use.
In Theaters Now
(Release Year: 2019)
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Dog Diaries: A Middle School Story Book Poster Image
age 6+
Rafe's dog tells bouncy tale in Middle School spin-off.
By James Patterson, Steven Butler
(2018)
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The Phineas and Ferb Effect TV Poster Image
age 6+
Fun crossover tale brings together fan-favorite characters.
Network: Disney XD
(2019)
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Reach Movie Poster Image
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age 14+
Uneven drama about bullying, suicide can be preachy.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2018)
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Unclaimed Baggage Book Poster Image
age 14+
Sweet romance underscores bonds of friendship.
By Jen Doll
(2018)
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It’s Not Easy Being Mimi: Mimi's World, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 6+
Friendship tale has sweet message, some gender stereotypes.
By Linda Davick
(2018)
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Slow Burn:  The Anchor and Sophia, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 14+
Absorbing second installment ramps up the adventure.
By Tommy Wallach
(2018)
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Smallfoot Movie Poster Image
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age 6+
Fun, feel-good animated musical offers positive messages.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2018)
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The Ladybug Movie Poster Image
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age 6+
Cute animated bug movie has lots of peril.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2018)
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Swiped Movie Poster Image
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age 14+
Satire about hooking up in the digital age misfires.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2018)
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Shirkers Movie Poster Image
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age 14+
Gently paced docu-mystery has some cursing, mature themes.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2018)
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Odd One Out Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Honest, engaging tale of teen sexuality and friendship.
By Nic Stone
(2018)
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Sawkill Girls Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Teens hunt shape-shifting beast in eerie fantasy thriller.
By Claire Legrand
(2018)
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