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Ember Queen: Ash Princess, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 14+
Angsty, slow burn of a finale ultimately satisfies.
By Laura Sebastian
(2020)
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All the Stars and Teeth, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 14+
Swirl of cool magical ideas has mermaids, sea monsters, too.
By Adalyn Grace
(2020)
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Underwater Movie Poster Image
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age 14+
Kristen Stewart sci-fi survival thriller has scares, swears.
In Theaters Now
(Release Year: 2020)
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Rube Goldberg's Simple Normal Humdrum School Day Book Poster Image
age 5+
Funny, STEM-inspired story about reaction contraptions.
By Jennifer George
(2017)
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The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel III Game Poster Image
age 14+
Streamlined tale successfully concludes vast trilogy.
Platforms: PlayStation 4
(2019)
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DIY.org – Creative Challenges App Poster Image
age 5+
How-to videos ignite curiosity and nurture key skills.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2019)
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Andy's Dinosaur Adventures TV Poster Image
age 5+
Dinosaur adventures are fun but have some scary moments.
Network: Xfinity
(2014)
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Seedling Grow App Poster Image
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age 5+
Plant a seed, watch it grow with this simple tracker.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2019)
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Apollo 11 Movie Poster Image
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age 5+
Moon-landing docu has awesome footage but may bore kids.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2019)
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Bug Diaries TV Poster Image
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age 5+
Friendly characters' adventures delight in books adaptation.
Network: Amazon Prime Video
(2019)
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KidzByte - Curated News for Curious Minds App Poster Image
age 14+
Pressure to buy, privacy issues, typos tarnish cool idea.
Devices: Android
(2019)
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XL Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Funny coming-of-age tale of self-esteem issues and bullies.
By Scott Brown
(2019)
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A Computer Called Katherine: How Katherine Johnson Helped Put America on the Moon Book Poster Image
age 5+
Inspiring bio of brilliant NASA mathematician in the 1960s.
By Suzanne Slade
(2019)
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One Piece: World Seeker Game Poster Image
age 14+
Live the Straw Hat Pirate life in this open-world adventure.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2019)
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Lady Smoke: Ash Princess, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 14+
Warring kingdom sequel not as compelling as Book 1.
By Laura Sebastian
(2019)
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Great Bear Rainforest: Land of the Spirit Bear Movie Poster Image
age 5+
Immersive nature docu offers scenic awe and animal awwws.
In Theaters Now
(Release Year: 2019)
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Volcanoes 3D: The Fires of Creation Movie Poster Image
age 5+
Nature docu has mild peril, footage of destructive lava.
In Theaters Now
(Release Year: 2019)
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Bookful App Poster Image
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age 5+
AR digital books more cool graphics than great reads.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2019)
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Command & Conquer Rivals App Poster Image
age 14+
Solid versus strategy crumbles under a pay-to-win mentality.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Chromebook
(2018)
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The Lady's Guide to Petticoats and Piracy Book Poster Image
age 14+
Entertaining sequel has strong girl-power messages.
By Mackenzi Lee
(2018)
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