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Power of a Princess: More Than a Princess, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Loyal friends rule in slow tale of brave, strong princess.
By E.D. Baker
(2019)
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The Owl House TV Poster Image
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age 8+
Engaging, quirky fantasy series has broad viewing appeal.
Network: Disney Channel
(2020)
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The Treacherous Seas:  A Perilous Journey of Danger & Mayhem, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Tween heroes fight discrimination, monsters in fun sequel.
By Christopher Healy
(2019)
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Spies in Disguise: Agents on the Run App Poster Image
age 8+
Super spy endless runner never quite finds its footing.
Devices: iPhone, iPad, Android
(2019)
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Adventure Force 5 TV Poster Image
age 8+
Fun tween-centered sci-fi adventure also promotes product.
Network: Vudu
(2019)
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Star Wars: Episode IX: The Rise of Skywalker Movie Poster Image
age 11+
Action-packed end of iconic series falls short of greatness.
In Theaters Now
(Release Year: 2019)
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Lego Builder's Journey Game Poster Image
age 8+
Violence-free puzzler rewards logical and creative thinking.
Platforms: Apple Arcade
(2019)
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Jumanji: The Next Level Movie Poster Image
age 11+
Charming sequel offers generational humor but can get dark.
In Theaters Now
(Release Year: 2019)
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The Boy, the Dog and the Clown Movie Poster Image
age 8+
Whimsical friendship tale; some sadness and danger.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2019)
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Mighty Jack and Zita the Spacegirl Book Poster Image
age 8+
Exciting graphic novel blends two popular series.
By Ben Hatke
(2019)
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Away Movie Poster Image
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age 8+
Gorgeous, tranquil film is both peaceful and perilous.
In Theaters Now
(Release Year: 2019)
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Dora and the Lost City of Gold Movie Poster Image
age 8+
Quirky, aged-up adventure has positive messages.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2019)
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Pokémon Sword/Shield Game Poster Image
age 8+
Easily accessible adventure for series newcomers and vets.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch
(2019)
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Bee Simulator Game Poster Image
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age 8+
Take flight and "bee" what the hive is buzzing about.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2019)
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The Good Thieves Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Kids fight gangsters in thrilling, heart-filled 1920s tale.
By Katherine Rundell
(2019)
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Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Wrecking Ball Book Poster Image
age 8+
Home improvement mishaps abound in funny 14th installment.
By Jeff Kinney
(2019)
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My Adventures with Santa Movie Poster Image
age 8+
Some potty humor, bullying in lame Christmas movie.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2019)
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Disney Classic Games: Aladdin and The Lion King Game Poster Image
age 8+
Old Disney games are fun for newcomers and nostalgia fans.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2019)
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Tristan Strong Punches a Hole in the Sky Book Poster Image
age 8+
Teen connects with African folklore in exciting fantasy.
By Kwame Mbalia
(2019)
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Civilisations AR App Poster Image
age 8+
Diverse AR collection brings the art museum home.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2019)
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