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The Crimson Skew: The Mapmaker's Trilogy, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 12+
Fabulous end to complex trilogy includes antiwar message.
By S. E. Grove
(2016)
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Being Jazz: My Life as a (Transgender) Teen Book Poster Image
age 12+
Candid, chatty memoir is powerful voice for trans kids.
By Jazz Jennings
(2016)
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Lifeless Planet: Premiere Edition Game Poster Image
age 12+
A sci-fi tale of mystery … and walking. Lots of walking.
Platforms: PlayStation 4
(2016)
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MilitAnt Game Poster Image
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age 12+
This "buggy" arcade shooter is an exterminator's dream.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Windows
(2016)
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Offworld Trading Company Game Poster Image
age 12+
Commerce trumps combat in unique strategy game.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2016)
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Plague Inc: Evolved Game Poster Image
age 12+
Spread a virus, kill the human race in this strategy game.
Platforms: Linux, Mac, Windows, Xbox One
(2016)
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Everest Movie Poster Image
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age 12+
Compelling tale of real-life expedition is intense, moving.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2015)
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StarCraft II: Legacy of the Void Game Poster Image
age 12+
Thrilling, violent end to the StarCraft II strategy series.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(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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My Very Hungry Caterpillar App Poster Image
age 2+
Famous book inspires activities, encourages kids to nurture.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(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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First Peoples TV Poster Image
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age 12+
Slow docuseries uncovers new clues to human evolution.
Network: PBS
(2015)
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Arloon Anatomy App Poster Image
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age 12+
Augmented reality lets you see the body's systems in 3-D.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Windows app
(2015)
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Journeys of Invention: Science and Technology from Past to Present App Poster Image
age 12+
Text-heavy reference tool highlights major discoveries.
Devices: iPad
(2015)
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Sunset Game Poster Image
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age 12+
Unconventional war game forces cultural reflection.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2015)
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Luna's Wandering Stars Game Poster Image
age 12+
Gravity-powered astronomy game fun, teaches physics.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2015)
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Classic Experiments in Science History FULL App Poster Image
age 12+
Info-packed resource lacks hands-on fun.
Devices: iPad, Android
(2015)
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Shelter 2 Game Poster Image
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age 12+
Poetic but flawed, confused game falls short of potential.
Platforms: Linux, Mac, Windows
(2015)
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Lessons of Basketball and War Movie Poster Image
age 12+
Well-meaning docu lacks depth but inspires empathy.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2015)
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SciStarter Website Poster Image
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age 12+
Citizen-science database has clunky search, info concerns.
URL: http://scistarter.com
(2015)
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