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Reached Book Poster Image
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age 13+
Satisfying, solid resolution of twisting dystopian romance.
By Ally Condie
(2012)
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Assassin's Creed III Game Poster Image
age 18+
Bloody Revolutionary War adventure best for mature gamers.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii U, PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360
(2012)
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Pirate101 Game Poster Image
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age 10+
Magical MMO where kids play as comical swashbucklers.
Platforms: Windows
(2012)
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The Pirates! Band of Misfits Movie Poster Image
age 6+
Pirate adventure blends Victorian history, high-seas fun.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2012)
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Chimpanzee Movie Poster Image
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age 6+
Chimp "adoption" documentary has some scary moments.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2012)
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The Lorax Movie Poster Image
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age 5+
Dr. Seuss classic is cute, but watch for product tie-ins.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2012)
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One Piece TV Poster Image
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age 11+
Close friends chase their dreams in high-seas adventure.
Network: Cartoon Network
(2004)
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My Side of the Mountain Book Poster Image
age 10+
Gripping, inspiring wilderness-survival adventure.
By Jean Craighead George
(1959)
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The Adventures of Tintin Movie Poster Image
age 9+
Whirlwind animated adventure is a visual treat for tweens.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2011)
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Mass Effect 3 Game Poster Image
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age 18+
Exciting sci-fi adventure with gore, sex, and profanity.
Platforms: PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360
(2012)
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Life of Pi Book Poster Image
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age 16+
Fascinating survival tale with animal facts, gory detail.
By Yann Martel
(2001)
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Brave New World Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Satire of ultimate consumerist society still packs punch.
By Aldous Huxley
(1932)
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Wild Kratts TV Poster Image
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age 6+
Zoologist brothers get animated in fun, kid-friendly series.
Network: PBS Kids
(2011)
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Oceans Movie Poster Image
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age 8+
Gorgeous educational docu dives deep for facts; kids OK.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2010)
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Pocket Frogs App Poster Image
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age 8+
Fun, pretty frog sim could tempt kids to spend real money.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2010)
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Food, Inc. Movie Poster Image
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age 13+
Important but disturbing docu about food biz. Teens and up.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2009)
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The Underneath Book Poster Image
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age 11+
Gripping story is loving, lyrical, but has brutal violence.
By Kathi Appelt
(2008)
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The Pirates Who Don't Do Anything: A VeggieTales Movie Movie Poster Image
age 4+
Like steamed veggies: Good for you, but bland.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2008)
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The Hunger Games, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 12+
Exciting, provocative tale of lethal reality show.
By Suzanne Collins
(2008)
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WolfQuest Game Poster Image
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age 10+
Start your own wolf pack in this realistic adventure.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2007)
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