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Apex Legends Game Poster Image
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age 14+
Epic battle royale game is more realistic than Fortnite.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2019)
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The Darkest Minds, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 14+
Psychic teens escape concentration camps in taut thriller.
By Alexandra Bracken
(2012)
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Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle Movie Poster Image
age 11+
Star-studded reboot is charming; some iffy stuff.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2017)
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Subnautica Game Poster Image
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age 11+
Gorgeous, challenging, atmospheric underwater thriller.
Platforms: Windows, Xbox One
(2018)
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Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets Movie Poster Image
age 11+
Silly but exuberant sci-fi adventure has fantasy violence.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2017)
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King Arthur: Legend of the Sword Movie Poster Image
age 14+
Big, loud, violent, but amusing retelling of ancient legend.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2017)
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Rogue One: A Star Wars Story Movie Poster Image
age 11+
Epic but violent adventure offers diversity, role models.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2016)
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PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG) Game Poster Image
age 14+
Frantic, mature action is fun despite content issues.
Platforms: Windows
(2017)
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Uncharted 4: A Thief's End Game Poster Image
age 14+
Action game with a great story, but also bloody gunfights.
Platforms: PlayStation 4
(2016)
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Spectre Movie Poster Image
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age 14+
Fast-paced thriller is high on action, lighter on emotion.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2015)
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Firewatch Game Poster Image
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age 14+
Mystery set in wilderness is challenging, captivating.
Platforms: Linux, Mac, PlayStation 4, Windows
(2016)
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Shadowhunters TV Poster Image
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age 14+
A paranornal romance heavy on style, light on substance.
Network: Freeform
(2016)
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Illuminae: The Illuminae Files, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 14+
Pulse-quickening space thriller is fantastic but intense.
By Amie Kaufman, Jay Kristoff
(2015)
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The Martian Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Gripping tale of space survival has unexpected humor.
By Andy Weir
(2014)
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Castle Crashers Remastered Game Poster Image
age 14+
Warped, violent medieval adventure full of action, laughs.
Platforms: Xbox One
(2015)
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An Ember in the Ashes, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 14+
Gripping romantic fantasy in an alternative universe.
By Sabaa Tahir
(2015)
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Terraria App Poster Image
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age 11+
Well-done Minecraft-like game, with action twist.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire
(2015)
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Echo Book Poster Image
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age 11+
Tales of injustice masterfully blend with a dash of magic.
By Pam Munoz Ryan
(2015)
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The Wind Rises Movie Poster Image
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age 11+
Lovely, contemplative tale of famed aeronautical engineer.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2014)
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The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug Movie Poster Image
age 11+
Sequel bolstered by brave elves, scary dragon, big spiders.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2013)
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