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"Who Could That Be at This Hour?": All the Wrong Questions, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Snicket in fine form as a 12-year-old solving noir mystery.
By Lemony Snicket
(2012)
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Return to the Willows Book Poster Image
age 9+
Rollicking sequel delightfully true to classic original.
By Jacqueline Kelly
(2012)
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"When Did You See Her Last?": All the Wrong Questions, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 9+
More playful sequel, even as menace and mystery build.
By Lemony Snicket
(2013)
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File Under: 13 Suspicious Incidents Book Poster Image
age 9+
Fun, clever mini-mysteries let readers play detective.
By Lemony Snicket
(2014)
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365 Days of Wonder: Mr. Browne's Book of Precepts Book Poster Image
age 9+
Wise words to live by cleverly packed in a "Wonder" package.
By R.J. Palacio
(2014)
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Book Scavenger Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Fascinating mystery nurtures a love of puzzles and codes.
By Jennifer Chambliss Bertman
(2015)
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Tru & Nelle Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Charming tale of writers' childhood friendship inspires.
By G. Neri
(2016)
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Inkling Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Live ink blob helps family cope with loss in touching tale.
By Kenneth Oppel
(2018)
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A Christmas Carol (1984) Movie Poster Image
age 9+
Bleak but solid adaptation of Dickens' classic.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1984)
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A Clockwork Orange Movie Poster Image
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age 17+
A violent meditation on violence; graphic and disturbing.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1971)
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Watchmen TV Poster Image
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age 17+
Meta-superhero show is deep, violent, challenging.
Network: HBO
(2019)
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Everything Comes Next: Collected & New Poems Book Poster Image
age 9+
Unforgettable collection celebrates diversity and kindness.
By Naomi Shihab Nye
(2020)
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Cherry Movie Poster Image
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age 17+
Drugs, gore, sex, swearing in gritty, unforgettable saga.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2021)
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The Ice Storm Movie Poster Image
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age 17+
Drug use and sexual content in Ang Lee masterpiece.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2001)
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The Adventures of Tintin Movie Poster Image
age 9+
Whirlwind animated adventure is a visual treat for tweens.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2011)
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The Witch's Guide to Cooking with Children Book Poster Image
age 9+
Grimm's witch returns to cook again in darkly funny tale.
By Keith McGowan
(2009)
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The Eighth Day Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Fun, exciting twist on the King Arthur legend.
By Dianne K. Salerni
(2014)
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The Great Gilly Hopkins Movie Poster Image
age 9+
Book-based drama has strong messages on family, friendship.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2016)
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Fate/Apocrypha TV Poster Image
age 17+
Mature anime series is engrossing entertainment for adults.
Network: Netflix
(2017)
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Disobedience Movie Poster Image
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age 17+
Intimate, mature relationship between two complex women.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2018)
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