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Jazzy's Quest: Adopted and Amazing! Book Poster Image
age 8+
Adopted girl discovers how she's special in engaging tale.
By Carrie Goldman, Juliet Bond
(2015)
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Transformers: Robots in Disguise TV Poster Image
age 8+
Likable action series has hefty commercial ties.
Network: Cartoon Network
(2015)
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Secret Coders, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Fun, funny graphic novel promotes programming.
By Gene Luen Yang
(2015)
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Assault Android Cactus Game Poster Image
age 8+
Challenging arcade action has mild violence, difficult play.
Platforms: Linux, Mac, PlayStation 4, Windows
(2015)
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Lego DC Super Heroes: Justice League: Attack of the Legion of Doom! Movie Poster Image
age 8+
Action-packed tale provides laughs while selling products.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2015)
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Mega Man Legacy Collection Game Poster Image
age 8+
Collection of challenging classic games is fun for everyone.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2015)
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Trine 3: The Artifacts of Power Game Poster Image
age 11+
Short, enjoyable journey of heroes grudgingly fighting evil.
Platforms: Mac, PlayStation 4, Windows
(2015)
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FlummoxVision - Watch Flummox and Friends on your iPad App Poster Image
age 8+
Funny videos, solid questions for social-emotional learning.
Devices: iPad
(2015)
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Lego Mindstorms Fix the Factory App Poster Image
age 8+
Program robots in short coding puzzler; tricky later levels.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2015)
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Inside My Radio Game Poster Image
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age 8+
Fun platformer teaches the importance of rhythm.
Platforms: Windows, Xbox One
(2015)
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Spare Parts Movie Poster Image
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age 11+
True story about underdog teens is predictable but sweet.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2015)
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Axiom Verge Game Poster Image
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age 11+
Side-scroller with mild blood revels in old-school action.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Windows
(2015)
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Fossil Fighters Frontier Game Poster Image
age 8+
Latest installment delivers dino battling, racing fun.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2015)
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SpongeBob HeroPants Game Poster Image
age 8+
This pineapple-under-the-sea adventure's a bit stale.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS, PlayStation Vita, Xbox 360
(2015)
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House of Robots, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Mild story a winner for reluctant-reader robot fans.
By James Patterson, Chris Grabenstein
(2014)
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Getting to the Nutcracker Movie Poster Image
age 8+
Compelling docu about young dancers who live for ballet.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2014)
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A Christmas-tastic Carol Book Poster Image
age 8+
Dickens perennial gets goofy "Adventure Time" treatment.
By Max Brallier
(2014)
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GoldieBlox and the Movie Machine App Poster Image
age 8+
Young filmmakers will delight in empowering stop-motion app.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2014)
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Sid Meier's Civilization: Beyond Earth Game Poster Image
age 11+
Great strategy game builds alien worlds; some safety issues.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2014)
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Disney Fantasia: Music Evolved Game Poster Image
age 8+
Become a wizardly conductor in music game; some iffy lyrics.
Platforms: Xbox 360, Xbox One
(2014)
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