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The Cardboard Kingdom Book Poster Image
age 9+
Kids make up own brave adventures in fun tale of free play.
By Chad Sell
(2018)
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Summer Camp Island TV Poster Image
age 9+
Quirky, heartwarming series has cross-generational appeal.
Network: Cartoon Network
(2018)
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God of War (PS4) Game Poster Image
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age 17+
Bloody, gory, mature myth-based action/adventure is amazing.
Platforms: PlayStation 4
(2018)
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Pokémon Ultra Sun/Ultra Moon Game Poster Image
age 9+
Updated games have mild violence, mostly good messages.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2017)
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The Babysitter Movie Poster Image
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age 17+
Violent, gory horror movie has some laughs, too.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2017)
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Trollhunters TV Poster Image
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age 9+
Action-packed adventure show has scares, great role model.
Network: Netflix
(2016)
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Kubo and the Two Strings Movie Poster Image
age 9+
Beautiful epic about storytelling hero can be dark, scary.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2016)
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Alice Through the Looking Glass Movie Poster Image
age 9+
Uneven, less-violent sequel has girl-empowerment theme.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2016)
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Rise of the Tomb Raider: 20 Year Celebration Game Poster Image
age 17+
Awesome cinematic adventure packs rough language, violence.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, PlayStation VR, Windows, Xbox 360, Xbox One
(2016)
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A Song of Fire and Ice (A Game of Thrones) Series Book Poster Image
age 17+
Dark, violent epic upends the usual fantasy clichés.
By George R.R. Martin
(1996)
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Goosebumps Movie Poster Image
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age 9+
Action, monsters, humor in R.L. Stine adaptation.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2015)
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Undertale Game Poster Image
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age 9+
Satirical RPG endorses peaceful conflict resolution.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2015)
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Kill la Kill TV Poster Image
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age 17+
Explicit violence, sexual themes dominate dark anime series.
Network: Cartoon Network, Hulu
(2015)
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Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition Game Poster Image
age 17+
Enhanced version of mature, violent adventure game.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox 360
(2014)
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Warriors Series Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Cat clans mirror human issues in popular series.
By Erin Hunter, Cherith Baldry, Kate Cary, Tui T. Sutherland
(2003)
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The Hobbit Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Brilliantly written, inventive pre-LOTR tale.
By J.R.R. Tolkien
(1937)
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The Battle of the Labyrinth: Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book 4 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Thrilling fourth Percy Jackson sets war in motion.
By Rick Riordan
(2008)
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The Titan's Curse: Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 9+
More excitement at the Percy Jackson series midpoint.
By Rick Riordan
(2007)
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The Sea of Monsters: Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Exciting myth-based series continues.
By Rick Riordan
(2006)
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The Graveyard Book Book Poster Image
age 9+
Tale of boy raised by ghosts is both creepy and warmhearted.
By Neil Gaiman
(2008)
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