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The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring Movie Poster Image
age 12+
Fabulous, but also violent and scary.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2001)
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The Infernals Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Devilish comic adventure in hell mixes physics, philosophy.
By John Connolly
(2011)
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A Monster Calls Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Haunting tale of a boy coming to terms with mother's cancer.
By Patrick Ness
(2011)
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Planesrunner: Everness, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 12+
Clever science fantasy will appeal to Philip Pullman fans.
By Ian McDonald
(2011)
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Dust Girl: The American Fairy Trilogy, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 12+
Intricate historical novel contrasts Dust Bowl, fairy world.
By Sarah Zettel
(2012)
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Professor Layton and the Miracle Mask Game Poster Image
age 12+
Superb puzzler is a smart treat for kids and their parents.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2012)
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Goblin Secrets Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Orphan boy seeks lost brother in exciting, funny tale.
By William Alexander
(2012)
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In the Shadow of Blackbirds Book Poster Image
age 12+
Spine-tingling ghost story haunts long after reading.
By Cat Winters
(2013)
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Golden Girl: The American Fairy Trilogy, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 12+
Captivating Hollywood fairy tale will enchant fantasy fans.
By Sarah Zettel
(2013)
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DIY Nano App Poster Image
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age 8+
Spark big interest in tiny things on this super science app.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2013)
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Mozilla Thimble Website Poster Image
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age 12+
Fantastic online editor teaches kids to write the Web.
URL: https://thimble.mozilla.org/
(2015)
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Far Far Away Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Clever, creepy modern fairy tale with irresistible heroes.
By Tom McNeal
(2013)
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Fortunately, the Milk Book Poster Image
age 8+
Absurd time-and-space-spanning romp an easy, funny read.
By Neil Gaiman
(2013)
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Pokémon X/Pokémon Y Game Poster Image
age 8+
Gameplay and characters kids love with some new twists.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2013)
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Curtsies & Conspiracies: Finishing School, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 12+
Spectacular steampunk sequel has hijinks, gadgets, vampires.
By Gail Carriger
(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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DragonBox Algebra 12+ App Poster Image
age 12+
Fantastic approach to learning algebra through gameplay.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire, Windows app
(2014)
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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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The Accidental Highwayman Book Poster Image
age 12+
Bandits and faeries mix in rollicking fantasy series debut.
By Ben Tripp
(2014)
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Ravencliffe: The Blythewood Tales, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 12+
Heroic cast and terrific plot keep fantasy sequel exciting.
By Carol Goodman
(2014)
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