Title: The Authorities Author: Scott Meyer Published: September 28, 2015 Pages: 328 Genre: Mystery/Comedy Kid Friendly Rating: 12+ The book opens with a non-sexual scene involving an adult toy, but it is mostly PG-PG-13 on balance. Contains some violence, mostly in the form of suspects resisting arrest.

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I don’t really associate Jonah Hill or James Franco with serious films. I do know that they are both trying to go that route, and if the movie is anything like the book, True Story just might be their ticket. I only wonder how long it will take Franco to re-release the book with his face…

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Title: House of Echoes Author: Brendan Duffy Published: April 14, 2015 Pages: 384 Genre: Horror, Mystery Blurb (What Made Me Read the Book):  Ben and Caroline Tierney and their two young boys are hoping to start over. Ben has hit a dead end with his new novel, Caroline has lost her banking job, and eight-year-old Charlie is being bullied at…

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Title:  Fangirl Author: Rainbow Rowell Published: September 10, 2013 Pages: 445 Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary, Romance Kid Friendly Rating:  14+  language is used, but not all that much. Characters that are over 18 discuss losing their virginity. Click here for the Common Sense Media Rating. Synopsis: Cath is a fangirl. It really does not get more simple than that. She LOVES…

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Title: The Martian Author: Andy Weir Published: 2011 (e-book); March 2013 (audiobook); February 2014 (hardcover) Pages: 369 Genre: Science Fiction/Thriller Kid Friendly Rating: 13+ for some coarse language; however, there is enough realistic science in the book that I would hesitate to discourage any mature science-minded kids from reading it.

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Title: Guardians of the Galazy Director: James Gunn Release Date: August 1, 2014 Genre: Sci-Fi, Action, Adventure MPAA Rating: PG-13 Running Time: 121 Minutes Starring: Chris Pratt as Peter Quill Zoe Saldana as Gamora Dave Bautista as Drax Vin Diesel as Groot (Voice) Bradlet Cooper as Rocket (Voice) Kid Friendly Rating:  In our house we have watched this movie probably 1 million times….

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Title: Trust Author: David Moody Published: July 23rd, 2012 by Infected Books Pages: 298 Genre: Sci-Fi, Apocolyptic Kid Friendly Rating: 4/10, but I would certainly say 8/10 for ages 16 and up. The limited sexuality in the story is the only thing that does not allow me to rate this higher for “kids” below 16.

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Title: Pee-wee’s Big Adventure Director: Tim Burton Release Date: August 9, 1985 Genre: Family, Comedy, Adventure MPAA Rating: PG Running Time: 91 Minutes Starring: Paul Reubens as Pee-wee Elizabeth Daily as Dottie Mark Holton as Francis Buxton Diane Salinger as Simone Kid Friendly Rating:  Pee-wee is pretty tame when it comes to movies. It is cute and funny to where your children…

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Title: Zombies, Run! Developer: Six to Start Platform(s): iOS, Android, Windows Phone Release Date(s): February 27, 2012 Genre: Fitness, Horror, Adventure Players: 1 ESRB Rating: N/A Kid Friendly Rating: 13+ Rated “Teen” in the Google Play store. Features violence, gore, and scary plotlines. Undead hordes occasionally chase you through the wasteland. Language is generally PG and sexual…

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Title: Brave Director: Mark Andrews and Brenda Chapman Release Date: June 22, 2012 Genre: Animation, Family, Fantasy, Adventure MPAA Rating: PG Running Time: 93 Minutes Starring: Kelly Macdonald as Merida Billy Connolly as Fergus Emma Thompson as Elinor Julie Walters as The Witch Kid Friendly Rating:  In terms of Disney Princess movies, Brave is probably the scariest. There are some…

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Title: It Author: Stephen King Published: 1986 Pages: 1,138 Genre:  Science Fiction/Horror/Thriller Kid Friendly Rating:  0/10 Synopsis: So let’s start at the beginning. Like most people I first saw it on TV during the 90’s and starring Tim Curry as Pennywise the dancing clown. To be honest, every time I watched It, I thought it was really cool. I had…

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Now this one came across my facebook feed a couple years ago, and I just couldn’t resist. I just couldn’t let that one go by without seeing if I could actually grow potatoes in a garbage can! According to facebook these are the steps: grab a Rubbermaid garbage can from Walmart (or wherever you can…

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