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Hugo Movie Poster Image
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age 8+
Spectacular book adaptation is great for tweens and up.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2011)
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Lord of the Flies Book Poster Image
age 12+
Gripping story of marooned schoolboys and their savagery.
By William Golding
(1954)
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Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning Game Poster Image
age 18+
Bloody but magically remarkable RPG for mature gamers.
Platforms: PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360
(2012)
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Insurgent: Divergent, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 13+
Excellent dystopian sequel is terrifically twisty, intense.
By Veronica Roth
(2012)
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The 5th Wave, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 13+
Super intense apocalyptic alien-invasion nail-biter.
By Rick Yancey
(2013)
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Exile: Keeper of the Lost Cities, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Exciting sequel keeps momentum of telepathic elf-girl tale.
By Shannon Messenger
(2013)
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Steelheart: The Reckoners, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 12+
Teens stand up to supervillains in action-packed sci-fi.
By Brandon Sanderson
(2013)
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How to Train Your Dragon 2 Movie Poster Image
age 7+
Epic, thrilling 3D adventure sequel is outstanding.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2014)
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Gortimer Gibbon's Life on Normal Street TV Poster Image
age 7+
Delightful family series with outstanding positive themes.
Network: Amazon Prime Video
(2014)
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Everblaze: Keeper of the Lost Cities, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Exciting fantasy sequel has elf kids in cosmic struggle.
By Shannon Messenger
(2014)
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The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth Game Poster Image
age 18+
Bloody dungeon crawler pits abused boy against crazed mom.
Platforms: PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, Windows
(2014)
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Halo: The Master Chief Collection Game Poster Image
age 18+
Violent sci-fi "greatest hits" bundle loaded with features.
Platforms: Xbox One
(2014)
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Masterminds Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Mystery, adventure, laughs in imaginative series start.
By Gordon Korman
(2015)
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Batman: Arkham Knight Game Poster Image
age 16+
Be the Caped Crusader in this epic end to the Arkham story.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2015)
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Serafina and the Black Cloak Book Poster Image
age 8+
Spooky mystery-thriller about supernatural evil.
By Robert Beatty
(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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Halo 5: Guardians Game Poster Image
age 13+
Violent, addictive sci-fi shooter remains very engaging.
Platforms: Xbox One
(2015)
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A Night Divided Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Sharp-eyed Cold War stunner has high intrigue, family drama.
By Jennifer A. Nielsen
(2015)
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Rise of the Tomb Raider: 20 Year Celebration Game Poster Image
age 17+
Awesome cinematic adventure packs rough language, violence.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, PlayStation VR, Windows, Xbox 360, Xbox One
(2016)
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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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