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Vincent and Theo: The Van Gogh Brothers Book Poster Image
age 12+
Riveting story of art, mental illness, brotherly devotion.
By Deborah Heiligman
(2017)
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MARS Movie Poster Image
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age 12+
Outstanding Mars mission series has suspenseful moments.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2016)
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Girl Code: Gaming, Going Viral, and Getting It Done Book Poster Image
age 12+
Inspiring true story of teen coders' video game success.
By Andrea Gonzales, Sophie Houser
(2017)
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The Valiant Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Female gladiator brings it in violent, exciting tale.
By Lesley Livingston
(2017)
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A Psalm for Lost Girls Book Poster Image
age 12+
Teens seek truth, chase kidnapper in compelling saint tale.
By Katie Bayerl
(2017)
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The Bone Witch Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Tale of dead-raising witch more coming-of-age than morbid.
By Rin Chupeco
(2017)
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Country Crush Movie Poster Image
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age 12+
Predictable tale has lots of country music, sad moments.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2017)
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Story of Seasons: Trio of Towns Game Poster Image
age 12+
With patience, this farm reaps an entertaining harvest.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2017)
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It's Perfectly Normal: Changing Bodies, Growing Up, Sex, and Sexual Health Book Poster Image
age 12+
Informative, updated, explicit sex ed book.
By Robie H. Harris
(2014)
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Double Dragon IV Game Poster Image
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age 12+
Dated sequel is ugly, annoying, full of mindless violence.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Windows
(2017)
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Ace the Case Movie Poster Image
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age 12+
Tween detective story is surprisingly violent, dark in tone.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2016)
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The Midnight Star: The Young Elites, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 12+
Superior epic fantasy finale builds to exciting showdown.
By Marie Lu
(2016)
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Goldenhand: Old Kingdom, Book 5 Book Poster Image
age 12+
Exciting entry in magic series brings back fave characters.
By Garth Nix
(2016)
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Fun Science: A Guide to Life, the Universe and Why Science Is So Awesome Book Poster Image
age 12+
YouTube superstar makes learning about the cosmos fun.
By Charlie McDonnell
(2016)
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Lo and Behold, Reveries of the Connected World Movie Poster Image
age 12+
Amazing internet documentary full of compassion, curiosity.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2016)
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Angels in the Snow Movie Poster Image
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age 12+
Christmas drama with family dysfunction, grief, redemption.
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(Release Year: 2016)
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Shame the Stars Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Historical romance leans to soap-opera-style melodrama.
By Guadalupe Garcia McCall
(2016)
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The Sims 4: City Living Game Poster Image
age 12+
Expansion adds cultural diversity, fun, apartments.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2016)
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Into the Inferno Movie Poster Image
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age 12+
Fascinating docu explores volcanoes and scientific passion.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2016)
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A World Without You Book Poster Image
age 12+
Reality and delusion mix in sensitive mental illness drama.
By Beth Revis
(2016)
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