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Faeries Movie Poster Image
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age 2+
Light humor and suspense make up for a thin plot.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1999)
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Say Zoop! Book Poster Image
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age 2+
Joyfully noisy book sparkles with creative energy.
By Hervé Tullet
(2017)
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Sago Mini Hat Maker App Poster Image
age 2+
Toddlers create hats freely with simple, fun tools.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2017)
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Stardust Book Poster Image
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age 13+
Book has more sex, less violence than the movie.
By Neil Gaiman
(1999)
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Wicked Lovely Book Poster Image
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age 13+
Modern fairy tale fascinates; some iffy content.
By Melissa Marr
(2007)
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GreenSpace Game Poster Image
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age 13+
Leisurely building sim with positive environmental message.
Platforms: Facebook
(2011)
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Insignia Book Poster Image
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age 13+
Complex, thrilling start to thoughtful dystopian trilogy.
By S.J. Kincaid
(2012)
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The Crown of Embers: The Girl of Fire and Thorns, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 13+
Thrilling, more mature sequel with new love interest.
By Rae Carson
(2012)
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Midway Arcade Origins Game Poster Image
age 13+
Travel back in time with collection of fun '80s games.
Platforms: PlayStation 3, Xbox 360
(2012)
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PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale Game Poster Image
age 13+
Cross-platform brawler stars hodgepodge of game characters.
Platforms: PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita
(2012)
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Robot & Frank Movie Poster Image
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age 13+
Offbeat sci-fi buddy movie isn't likely to attract teens.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2012)
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The Archived Book Poster Image
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age 13+
Imaginative fantasy mystery for teens tackles grief, death.
By Victoria Schwab
(2013)
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Fire Emblem: Awakening Game Poster Image
age 13+
Excellent strategy RPG skews older because characters die.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2013)
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Scarlet: The Lunar Chronicles, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 13+
Fiery, fantastic Cinder sequel ups the action-violence.
By Marissa Meyer
(2013)
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Iron Man 3 Movie Poster Image
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age 13+
Fewer playboy antics, but still plenty of violence.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2013)
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MILA 2.0 Book Poster Image
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age 13+
Teen girl finds she's an android in tense sci-fi tale.
By Debra Driza
(2013)
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The Elite: The Selection, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 13+
The Selection sequel is more romantic, still superficial.
By Kiera Cass
(2013)
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Fox Forever: The Jenna Fox Chronicles, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 13+
Spy romance makes a satisfying end to Jenna Fox Chronicles.
By Mary E. Pearson
(2013)
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The Bitter Kingdom: The Girl of Fire and Thorns, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 13+
Powerful Elisa brings trilogy to exciting conclusion.
By Rae Carson
(2013)
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Armored Core: Verdict Day Game Poster Image
age 13+
Hunger Games-like death match with mech shooters.
Platforms: PlayStation 3, Xbox 360
(2013)
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