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Ford v Ferrari Movie Poster Image
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age 13+
Entertaining, well-paced racing biopic has strong language.
In Theaters Now
(Release Year: 2019)
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Crown of Coral and Pearl Book Poster Image
age 13+
Exciting, well-paced royal fantasy marred by rushed ending.
By Mara Rutherford
(2019)
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Wreckfest Game Poster Image
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age 13+
Combative racing in this demolition derby is a smash.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2019)
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Sleepiest: The Sleeping App App Poster Image
age 13+
Soothing sounds, stories introduce device to nightly ritual.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2019)
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Dangerous Driving Game Poster Image
age 13+
Adrenaline-fueled arcade crashing racer could use a tune-up.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2019)
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Monster Energy Supercross 2: The Official Videogame Game Poster Image
age 13+
Fun realistic racer can annoy with challenging controls.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2019)
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Kingdom of the Blazing Phoenix:  Rise of the Empress, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 13+
Exciting fantasy sequel is less dark, more adventurous.
By Julie C. Dao
(2018)
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A Thousand Beginnings and Endings Book Poster Image
age 13+
Modern authors meet Asian mythology in stellar anthology.
By Ellen Oh, Elsie Chapman
(2018)
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Danger Zone 2 Game Poster Image
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age 13+
Fun racing mayhem loses speed with limited play options.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2018)
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The Hazel Wood Book Poster Image
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age 13+
Captivating tale of teen thrust into the world of folklore.
By Melissa Albert
(2018)
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Wild Beauty Book Poster Image
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age 13+
Lush, lyrical magical realism tale of love and family curse.
By Anna-Marie McLemore
(2017)
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Need for Speed Payback Game Poster Image
age 13+
Decent yet flawed illegal street racer grinds its gears.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2017)
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An Enchantment of Ravens Book Poster Image
age 13+
Magic and romance mix well in intricate faerie tale.
By Margaret Rogerson
(2017)
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Dungeons 3 Game Poster Image
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age 13+
Strategy game boosts difficulty, muddles empire management.
Platforms: Mac, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2017)
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The Language of Thorns: Midnight Tales and Dangerous Magic Book Poster Image
age 13+
Deliciously dark, illustrated Grisha world fairy tales.
By Leigh Bardugo
(2017)
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Gundam Versus Game Poster Image
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age 13+
Fun robotic brawler adds larger multiplayer combat.
Platforms: PlayStation 4
(2017)
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Transformers: The Last Knight Movie Poster Image
age 13+
Unsatisfying sequel is big on explosions, short on all else.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2017)
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FlatOut 4: Total Insanity Game Poster Image
age 13+
Entertaining, flawed, cartoonishly violent arcade racer.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2017)
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Hunted Book Poster Image
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age 13+
Strong hunter-girl Beauty takes on Beast in this retelling.
By Meagan Spooner
(2017)
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Stealing Snow Book Poster Image
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age 13+
Dark "Snow Queen" reboot will thrill fantasy fans.
By Danielle Paige
(2016)
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