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Arise: A Simple Story Game Poster Image
age 10+
Touching poetic adventure explores time, age, and death.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2019)
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Disney+ App Poster Image
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age 8+
Unmatched media collection; falls short on parent controls.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2019)
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Planet Zoo Game Poster Image
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age 10+
Deep, attractive, fun zoo sim with some tech issues.
Platforms: Windows
(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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Fishing Star World Tour Game Poster Image
age 8+
Casual fishing catches players hook, line, and sinker.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch
(2019)
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Holiday in the Wild Movie Poster Image
age 10+
Elephant refuge is setting for love, life-changing moments.
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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Super Monkey Ball: Banana Blitz HD Game Poster Image
age 10+
A little mini-game monkey business holds back HD remake.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One
(2019)
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Merlin Bird ID by Cornell Lab App Poster Image
age 8+
Bird lovers will sing over info-packed field guide.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2019)
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The Lion King Movie Poster Image
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age 8+
Visually stunning remake is darker, more violent.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2019)
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Mission Unstoppable TV Poster Image
age 10+
Upbeat series showcases female STEM superstars.
Network: CBS
(2019)
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Untitled Goose Game Game Poster Image
age 8+
Don't let your goose get cooked in feathered fun puzzler.
Platforms: Mac, Nintendo Switch, Windows
(2019)
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Aladdin Movie Poster Image
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age 8+
Live-action remake has charming stars, intense moments.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2019)
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Lalani of the Distant Sea Book Poster Image
age 10+
Girl goes on epic quest in Filipino folklore-inspired tale.
By Erin Entrada Kelly
(2019)
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Descendants 3 Movie Poster Image
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age 8+
Satisfying end to trilogy has positive themes for kids.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2019)
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Astro Bears Game Poster Image
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age 8+
Bears in space need friends to reach their full potential.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch
(2019)
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Mia and the White Lion Movie Poster Image
age 10+
Save-the-lions tale shows beauty, beastliness of humanity.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2019)
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The Last Guardian: Artemis Fowl, Book 8 Book Poster Image
age 10+
It's Artemis vs. Armageddon in fast-paced finale.
By Eoin Colfer
(2012)
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Dumbo Movie Poster Image
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age 8+
Visually impressive remake is sweet but sometimes dark.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2019)
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Cinderella Liberator Book Poster Image
age 8+
Fresh take on classic tale boosts being true, free self.
By Rebecca Solnit
(2019)
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