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Citizens of Earth Game Poster Image
age 10+
Quirky, role-playing fun has mild violence, lots of laughs.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo Wii U, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, Windows
(2015)
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Saints Row IV Re-Elected + Gat Out of Hell Game Poster Image
age 18+
A ridiculous, ribald action game full of mature content.
Platforms: PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox 360, Xbox One
(2015)
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Story Thieves Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Kids jump in and out of book worlds in wacky series start.
By James Riley
(2015)
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Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric Game Poster Image
age 10+
Sub-par Sonic game hits too many speed bumps.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii U
(2015)
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Shape Up Game Poster Image
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age 10+
Far from perfect, but a fun way to get kids exercising.
Platforms: Xbox One
(2014)
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NES Remix Pack Game Poster Image
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age 9+
Family-friendly collection of classic Nintendo mini-games.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii U
(2014)
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Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris Game Poster Image
age 14+
Fun multiplayer adventure fuses action, puzzles, combat.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2014)
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Star Blazers TV Poster Image
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age 9+
Complex '70s series still has allure for mature tweens.
Network: Hulu, Netflix
(1979)
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Xeodrifter Game Poster Image
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age 9+
Short yet difficult nostalgic arcade space adventure.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii U, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita
(2014)
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Elegy for a Dead World Game Poster Image
age 9+
Super creative storytelling game; some online safety issues.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2014)
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Guardians of the Galaxy Movie Poster Image
age 12+
Marvel's sci-fi adventure has it all: laughs, action, charm.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2014)
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Star Stuff: Carl Sagan and the Mysteries of the Cosmos Book Poster Image
age 4+
Beautifully illustrated book introduces kids to Carl Sagan.
By Stephanie Roth Sisson
(2014)
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Lowriders in Space, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Pedal-to-the-metal graphic novel celebrates Latino culture.
By Cathy Camper
(2014)
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Tales from the Borderlands Game Poster Image
age 16+
Dialogue-based adventure has strong language, bloody combat.
Platforms: Mac, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, Windows, Xbox 360, Xbox One
(2014)
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Ascension TV Poster Image
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age 17+
Sex, mild violence, language in period space drama.
Network: Syfy
(2014)
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Brain Jump Pro - Brain training and education for kids with Ned the Neuron App Poster Image
age 6+
Fun brain games also teach the neuroscience behind them.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire
(2014)
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Endgame: The Calling Book Poster Image
age 15+
A super violent Hunger Games-James Bond hybrid.
By James Frey, Nils Johnson-Shelton
(2014)
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Phineas and Ferb: Star Wars Movie Poster Image
age 7+
Hilarious special packs more Force than usual.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2014)
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LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham Game Poster Image
age 10+
Frenetic, funny, but often confusing action-puzzler.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo Wii U, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, Windows, Xbox 360, Xbox One
(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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