The Mandalorian. Poster of the 2019 TV series and cover of the book novelization
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Star Wars: The Mandalorian
Joe Schreiber, 2021
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Jon Favreau, 2019-

Set five years after the events of Return of the Jedi (1983) and the fall of the Empire, The Mandalorian follows a lone bounty hunter in the outer reaches of the galaxy. While on their quest to learn more about Grogu’s origins, they are pursued by Moff Gideon.


Homicide: The Movie. Poster of the 2000 movie and cover of the 1991 book, Homicide: A Year on the Killing Streets
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Homicide: A Year on the Killing Streets
David Simon, 1991
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Jean de Segonzac, 2000

David Simon, a reporter for The Baltimore Sun, spent four years on the police beat before taking a leave of absence to write this book. He had persuaded the Baltimore Police Department to allow him access to the city’s Homicide Unit for calendar year 1988, and throughout that year he shadowed one shift of detectives as they investigated cases, conducted interrogations, executed search and arrest warrants, and testified at trials.


Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem. Poster of the 2023 movie and cover of the book novelization
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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem
Random House, 2023
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Jeff Rowe, Kyler Spears, 2023

Following a sheltered existence away from the human realm, the four Turtle brothers embark on a mission to be recognized as ordinary teenagers by the inhabitants of New York City. Their path to acceptance involves performing heroic deeds. Assisted by their newfound ally April O’Neil, the brothers embark on a quest to uncover the secrets of a enigmatic criminal organization. However, their journey takes a perilous turn when they find themselves facing an onslaught of mutant adversaries.


The Jungle Book. Poster of the 2016 movie and cover of the 1894 book
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The Jungle Book
Rudyard Kipling, 1894
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Jon Favreau, 2016

In the jungles of India, Mowgli is a man-cub raised by the Indian wolf Raksha and her pack, led by Akela, in an Indian jungle ever since he was brought to them as an infant by the black panther Bagheera. Bagheera trains Mowgli to learn the ways of the wolves, but the boy faces certain challenges and falls behind his wolf siblings.


Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem. Poster of the 2023 movie and cover of the 1984 comic book, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Kevin Eastman, Peter Laird, 1984
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Jeff Rowe, Kyler Spears, 2023

Following a sheltered existence away from the human realm, the four Turtle brothers embark on a mission to be recognized as ordinary teenagers by the inhabitants of New York City. Their path to acceptance involves performing heroic deeds. Assisted by their newfound ally April O’Neil, the brothers embark on a quest to uncover the secrets of a enigmatic criminal organization. However, their journey takes a perilous turn when they find themselves facing an onslaught of mutant adversaries.


Stargirl. Poster of the 2020 TV series and cover of the 2007 comic book, Stars and S.T.R.I.P.E.
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Stars and S.T.R.I.P.E.
Geoff Johns, Lee Moder, Dan Davis, 2007
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Geoff Johns, Greg Berlanti, 2020-

One decade after nearly all of the Justice Society of America were killed in a battle against the Injustice Society of America during the Christmas season, high school student Courtney Whitmore discovers the Cosmic Staff of Starman and, upon learning that her stepfather Pat Dugan used to be Starman’s sidekick, becomes the inspiration for a whole new generation of superheroes.


Rabbit Hole. Poster of the 2010 movie and cover of the 2006 book
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Rabbit Hole
David Lindsay-Abaire, 2006
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John Cameron Mitchell, 2010

Rebecca Becca and Howard Howie Corbett’s four-year-old son Danny is killed in a car accident after he runs out into the street after his dog. Becca’s sister Izzy is pregnant, and Becca keeps giving Izzy passive-aggressive advice about becoming a mother, which Izzy resents.


Derailed. Poster of the 2005 movie and cover of the 2003 book
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Derailed
James Siegel, 2003
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Mikael Håfström, 2005

Advertising executive Charles Schine’s marriage to his wife Deanna is deteriorating, and his daughter Amy suffers from diabetes, requiring expensive medication. Charles embezzles $10,000 from his company and he and Winston plot to get the drop on LaRoche at his specified meeting location.


Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials. Poster of the 2015 movie and cover of the 2010 book, The Scorch Trials
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The Scorch Trials
James Dashner, 2010
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Wes Ball, 2015

A mother drops off her scared reluctant son, Thomas, with the scientist Ava Paige and troops of the organization WCKD. With help from Aris, the first maze survivor to arrive in the facility, Thomas discovers that WCKD’s leader, Ava, is still alive and that Mr. Janson is working for WCKD when they discuss experiments on the Immunes and that Janson has yet to find the Right Arm, a resistance group in the mountains.


Maze Runner: The Death Cure. Poster of the 2018 movie and cover of the 2011 book, The Death Cure
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The Death Cure
James Dashner, 2011
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Wes Ball, 2018

Thomas, Newt, and Frypan are the last of the free Gladers immune to the Flare virus that has ravaged the world’s population. Against the orders of Vince, the leader of the Right Arm, the three leave their camp to rescue Minho, who is being tortured by WCKD in the hope of developing a cure for the virus. However, they are saved by Jorge and Brenda, who join them.


Stargirl. Poster of the 2020 movie and cover of the 2001 book
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Stargirl
Jerry Spinelli, 2001
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Julia Hart, 2020

One decade after nearly all of the Justice Society of America were killed in a battle against the Injustice Society of America during the Christmas season, high school student Courtney Whitmore discovers the Cosmic Staff of Starman and, upon learning that her stepfather Pat Dugan used to be Starman’s sidekick, becomes the inspiration for a whole new generation of superheroes.


Rain. Poster of the 2006 movie and cover of the 2000 book
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Rain
V.C. Andrews, 2000
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Craig DiBona, 2006

A talented young pianist named Rain is attacked by a vicious street gang which kills her sister. The gang sets out to find Rain while she hides in the care of a woman who is her natural grandmother. Rain was put up for adoption because the father of the baby was black and the mother was from a rich white family. Her adoptive mother sends her back because she is in danger for having witnessed her adoptive sister’s murder.