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Path of Exile: Atlas of Worlds Game Poster Image
age 18+
Bloody end-game expansion for hard-core players only.
Platforms: Windows
(2016)
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Furthermore Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Kids race to save imprisoned dad in magical adventure.
By Tahereh Mafi
(2016)
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This Savage Song: Monsters of Verity, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 14+
Complex fantasy expertly explores good and evil.
By Victoria Schwab
(2016)
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Worms W.M.D. Game Poster Image
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age 10+
Fun strategy sequel adds vehicles, weapon crafting.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2016)
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The Warlock of Firetop Mountain Game Poster Image
age 13+
Book-based dungeon adventure entertaining but repetitive.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2016)
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A Torch Against the Night: An Ember in the Ashes, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 14+
Riveting fantasy sequel is a thought-provoking teen read.
By Sabaa Tahir
(2016)
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Attack on Titan Game Poster Image
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age 18+
Incredibly violent adventure from TV show has tech issues.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2016)
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World of Warcraft: Legion Game Poster Image
age 16+
Mature expansion pack breathes new life into popular MMO.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2016)
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Serafina and the Twisted Staff:  Serafina Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Spooky mystery sequel keeps up thrills and chills.
By Robert Beatty
(2016)
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The Assembly Game Poster Image
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age 14+
Good story, use of VR, but mediocre, short adventure.
Platforms: HTC Vive, Oculus Rift, PlayStation 4, Windows
(2016)
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The Girl Who Drank the Moon Book Poster Image
age 10+
Entrancing fantasy spun with magic stresses power of love.
By Kelly Barnhill
(2016)
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The Huntsman: Winter's War Movie Poster Image
age 14+
Messy, violent Snow White sequel wastes its great actors.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2016)
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Reigns App Poster Image
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age 12+
Simple but funny text-based strategy has implied violence.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2016)
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Style Savvy: Fashion Forward Game Poster Image
age 9+
Fuses creativity with business; ideal for young designers.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2016)
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Metroid Prime: Federation Force Game Poster Image
age 14+
Fun, flawed co-op shooter has tame alien-focused violence.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2016)
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Regal Academy TV Poster Image
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age 7+
Mixed messages emerge in fairy tale-inspired series.
Network: Nickelodeon
(2016)
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The Crimson Skew: The Mapmaker's Trilogy, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 12+
Fabulous end to complex trilogy includes antiwar message.
By S. E. Grove
(2016)
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Bound Game Poster Image
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age 10+
Abstract game on sensitive ideas takes leaps, falls flat.
Platforms: PlayStation 4
(2016)
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Shadows of the Dark Crystal: Jim Henson's Dark Crystal, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 12+
Fantasy prequel doesn't match the original movie.
By J. M. Lee
(2016)
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Monster Hunt Movie Poster Image
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age 9+
Chinese fantasy mega-hit has lots of martial-arts action.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2016)
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