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The Serpent's Shadow: The Kane Chronicles, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 10+
More end-of-times excitement with a heavy dose of humor.
By Rick Riordan
(2012)
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Nancy Drew: Tomb of the Lost Queen Game Poster Image
age 10+
Fab mystery lets you explore ancient Egyptian ruins.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2012)
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Beautiful Wave Movie Poster Image
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age 14+
Pensive coming-of-age surfer tale has a few iffy scenes.
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(Release Year: 2012)
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Joyful Noise Movie Poster Image
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age 12+
Uplifting but cliched film has great songs, bland story.
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(Release Year: 2012)
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Bitterblue Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Graceling sequel overlong, but strong heroine shines.
By Kristin Cashore
(2012)
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Greyhound of a Girl Book Poster Image
age 10+
Funny, emotional novel explores generations of family ties.
By Roddy Doyle
(2012)
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Pariah Movie Poster Image
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age 17+
Smart, sad, empowering film about a teen coming out.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2011)
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The Selection, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 13+
Entertaining futuristic take on reality TV dating shows.
By Kiera Cass
(2012)
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Cinderella Smith: The More the Merrier Book Poster Image
age 8+
Fun story shows that inclusion is better than exclusion.
By Stephanie Barden
(2012)
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The Legend of Korra TV Poster Image
age 8+
Strong heroine, positive messages make great fantasy series.
Network: Nickelodeon
(2012)
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Nancy Clancy, Super Sleuth Book Poster Image
age 7+
Chapter book mystery promises more fun for Fancy Nancy fans.
By Jane O'Connor
(2012)
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Remarkable Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Great premise overcomes an excess of clever embellishments.
By Lizzie K. Foley
(2012)
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The Iron Lady Movie Poster Image
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age 13+
Streep is riveting in well-acted but underwhelming biopic.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2011)
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The Witches of Oz Movie Poster Image
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age 11+
Muddled Oz-based fantasy has some intense action.
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(Release Year: 2012)
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Storybound Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Hugely inventive story of kids in peril in fairy-tale world.
By Marissa Burt
(2012)
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Immortal City Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Celebrity angels are targets in fun paranormal thriller.
By Scott Speer
(2012)
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Doc McStuffins TV Poster Image
age 4+
Excellent preschool series has positive messages for kids.
Network: Disney Junior
(2012)
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Dora's Enchanted Forest Adventures App Poster Image
age 4+
Interaction, sweet story will enchant Dora's younger fans.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2012)
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House of Consignment TV Poster Image
age 13+
Smart businesswoman hawks luxury goods; some language.
Network: VH1
(2012)
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Ruby's Studio: The Feelings Show Movie Poster Image
age 4+
Intuitive movie helps kids learn to express their emotions.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2012)
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