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Naughty Mabel Sees It All Book Poster Image
age 4+
Diva dog needs glasses in story heavy on adult humor.
By Nathan Lane, Devlin Elliott
(2016)
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Kids of Appetite Book Poster Image
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age 13+
Layered misfits story explores grief, friendship, love.
By David Arnold
(2016)
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Bad Kitty Scaredy-Cat Book Poster Image
age 4+
Halloween alphabet book is a howlingly funny treat.
By Nick Bruel
(2016)
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Ghostly Echoes:  A Jackaby Novel, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 10+
Thrills, chills, ghosts, and a vampire in haunting mystery.
By William Ritter
(2016)
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The Exorcist TV Poster Image
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age 15+
Demons and more scary stuff in uninspired but fun remake.
Network: Fox
(2016)
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LEGO Dimensions Game Poster Image
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age 10+
Build an epic crossover story brick by (expensive) brick.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii U, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One
(2016)
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Dirty 30 Movie Poster Image
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age 14+
Lots of drinking in YouTubers' friendship/party movie.
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(Release Year: 2016)
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Shin Megami Tensei IV: Apocalypse Game Poster Image
age 18+
Dark, mature RPG is complex but a bit repetitive.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2016)
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Speechless TV Poster Image
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age 12+
Fresh family comedy puts "disability" in a brand-new light.
Network: ABC
(2016)
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Frombie Run App Poster Image
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age 9+
OK endless runner toy tie-in stopped short by controls, ads.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2016)
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Blair Witch Movie Poster Image
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age 16+
Intensely scary, but lame story, shallow characters.
In Theaters Now
(Release Year: 2016)
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Sorcery! Game Poster Image
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age 12+
Fun interactive fantasy adventure driven by imagination.
Platforms: Windows
(2016)
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Pasadena Book Poster Image
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age 16+
Edgy noir with violent sex, drugs best for mature teens.
By Sherri L. Smith
(2016)
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Sit With Us App Poster Image
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age 13+
Teen-created app promotes empathy, community.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2016)
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Stalking Jack the Ripper Book Poster Image
age 14+
Teen dissects corpses to find killer in Victorian creepfest.
By Kerri Maniscalco
(2016)
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Ghosts Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Insightful, moving graphic novel of sisters facing fears.
By Raina Telgemeier
(2016)
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PAC-MAN Championship Edition 2 Game Poster Image
age 10+
Hungry game character back for another challenging course.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2016)
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BioShock: The Collection Game Poster Image
age 18+
Mature, philosophy-focused shooters have bloody violence.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2016)
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R.L. Stine's Mostly Ghostly: One Night in Doom House Movie Poster Image
age 9+
Live-action tale has spooky scares, teens in jeopardy.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2016)
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The Conjuring 2 Movie Poster Image
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age 16+
Well-made, thoughtful sequel is VERY scary.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2016)
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