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The Unwanted: Stories of the Syrian Refugees Book Poster Image
age 13+
Compassionate graphic novel account of refugees' struggle.
By Don Brown
(2018)
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Nightblood: The Frostblood Saga, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 13+
Lovers' quarrels stifle this dark fantasy finale.
By Elly Blake
(2018)
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Guacamelee! 2 Game Poster Image
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age 10+
Tough but rewarding luchador adventure through dimensions.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Windows
(2018)
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Little Skeletons/Esqueletitos: Countdown to Midnight Book Poster Image
age 4+
Fun, rhythmic, bilingual Day of the Dead romp.
By Susie Jaramillo
(2018)
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Adventure Time: Pirates of the Enchiridion Game Poster Image
age 10+
Light cartoon adventure based on show limited by tech flaws.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2018)
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Ash Princess Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Torture, genocide make absorbing fantasy for mature teens.
By Laura Sebastian
(2018)
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Daughter of the Siren Queen: Daughter of the Pirate King, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 13+
Snarky, slashy pirate princess returns in gory revenge romp.
By Tricia Levenseller
(2018)
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Missy Mila Twisted Tales TV Poster Image
age 5+
Playful storytelling from an animated 8-year-old.
Network: YouTube
(2005)
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Murderous Pursuits Game Poster Image
age 13+
Cunning cat-and-mouse play has mild blood but gets stale.
Platforms: Windows
(2018)
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Stormcaster: Shattered Realms, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 13+
Spies, pirates, palace intrigue heat up complex tale.
By Cinda Williams Chima
(2018)
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To Kill a Kingdom Book Poster Image
age 13+
Bold, imaginative sea-faring fantasy has unusual characters.
By Alexandra Christo
(2018)
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Ni No Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom Game Poster Image
age 10+
Fantasy RPG with mild violence, good role models, messages.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Windows
(2018)
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Assassin's Creed: Rogue Remastered Game Poster Image
age 18+
Historical action epic has violent combat, strong language.
Platforms: PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox 360, Xbox One
(2018)
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Sea of Thieves Game Poster Image
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age 13+
Pirate sim promotes teamwork but has unmonitored chat.
Platforms: Windows, Xbox One
(2018)
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When Calls the Heart: The  Heart of Homecoming Movie Poster Image
age 7+
Christmas comes to Hope Valley in wholesome, feel-good tale.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2018)
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The Man Who Invented Christmas Movie Poster Image
age 8+
Heartfelt take on idea for Charles Dickens holiday classic.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2017)
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Just Getting Started Movie Poster Image
age 13+
Unfunny action comedy wastes great cast; violence, language.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2017)
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Daddy's Home 2 Movie Poster Image
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age 14+
Blended-family sequel has crass humor, iffy messages.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2017)
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Winterhouse Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Perfectly set bookish mystery with some spooky stuff.
By Ben Guterson
(2018)
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The Star Movie Poster Image
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age 5+
Sweet Nativity story told from animals' perspective.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2017)
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