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Tharsis Game Poster Image
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age 12+
Challenging, complex survival dice game is hard but fun.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Windows
(2016)
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Passenger, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 12+
Taut time-travel adventure-romance explores race, sex bias.
By Alexandra Bracken
(2016)
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Pony Island Game Poster Image
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age 12+
Clever, challenging puzzler disguised as game about ponies.
Platforms: Linux, Mac, Windows
(2016)
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Fantastic Four (2015) Movie Poster Image
age 12+
Disappointing adventure wastes talented cast, gets bloody.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2015)
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NEED Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Fresh cyberthriller explores dark side of social media.
By Joelle Charbonneau
(2015)
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Soundless Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Solid standalone fantasy is inspired by Chinese folklore.
By Richelle Mead
(2015)
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The Martian: Bring Him Home App Poster Image
age 12+
Immersive real-time story adds to franchise, stands alone.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2015)
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The Young and Prodigious T.S. Spivet Movie Poster Image
age 12+
Sad, beautiful tale of boy genius and tragic gun accident.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2015)
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Pixels Movie Poster Image
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age 12+
Action, crass/raunchy humor in alien-attack sci-fi comedy.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2015)
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Guild Wars 2: Heart of Thorns Game Poster Image
age 12+
Epic fantasy MMO expansion vastly improves gameplay, story.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2015)
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Transformers: Devastation Game Poster Image
age 12+
Fun, attractive, short but shockingly deep cartoon brawler.
Platforms: PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox 360, Xbox One
(2015)
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Beastly Bones: Jackaby, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 12+
Second fun, supernatural mystery has larger dose of fantasy.
By William Ritter
(2015)
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The Book of Unwritten Tales 2 Game Poster Image
age 12+
Irreverent cartoonish adventure full of parodies.
Platforms: Linux, Mac, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2015)
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Lovers in a Dangerous Spacetime Game Poster Image
age 12+
Grab a buddy and take a colorful joyride through space.
Platforms: Mac, Windows, Xbox One
(2015)
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Slasher Girls & Monster Boys Book Poster Image
age 12+
Anthology delivers series of short, sharp shocks.
By April Genevieve Tucholke
(2015)
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Big Game Movie Poster Image
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age 12+
Action-adventure is entertaining despite hard-to-buy plot.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2015)
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Taken Charge Game Poster Image
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age 12+
Computer-skills adventure stalled by high difficulty, story.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2015)
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The Golden Specific: The Mapmakers Trilogy, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 12+
Complex fantasy sequel more absorbing than first book.
By S. E. Grove
(2015)
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Enchanted Air: Two Cultures, Two Wings Book Poster Image
age 12+
Poignant memoir-in-verse recalls Cuban American's childhood.
By Margarita Engle
(2015)
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Galak-Z: The Dimensional Game Poster Image
age 12+
Engaging but frustrating old-school space shooter.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Windows
(2015)
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