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Sparklite Game Poster Image
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age 10+
Retro adventure is a fresh mix of nostalgia and challenge
Platforms: Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2019)
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Pokemon Sword/Shield Game Poster Image
age 8+
Easily accessible adventure for series newcomers and vets.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch
(2019)
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Steven Universe: The Movie Movie Poster Image
age 10+
Bright, beautiful animated movie has surprising depth.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2019)
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Kiki & Jax: The Life-Changing Magic of Friendship Book Poster Image
age 3+
Upbeat pro-tidying tale shows how mess can intrude on fun.
By Marie Kondo
(2019)
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Marvel's Hero Project TV Poster Image
age 10+
Marvel celebrates the young superheroes walking among us.
Network: Disney+
(2019)
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Klaus Movie Poster Image
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age 6+
Santa origin story is a sweet reminder of generosity.
In Theaters Now
(Release Year: 2019)
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True: Grabbleapple Harvest TV Poster Image
age 4+
Sweet seasonal tale emphasizes mindful problem solving.
Network: Netflix
(2019)
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His Dark Materials TV Poster Image
age 13+
Uneven fantasy adaptation has strong cast, some violence.
Network: HBO
(2019)
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Just Dance 2020 Game Poster Image
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age 11+
Great for dancing, socializing -- but some mature lyrics.
Platforms: Google Stadia, Nintendo Switch, Nintendo Wii, PlayStation 4, Xbox One
(2019)
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Snoopy in Space TV Poster Image
age 4+
Super show shares lots of laughs, facts from Peanuts gang.
Network: Apple TV+
(2019)
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Ghostwriter TV Poster Image
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age 8+
Charming reboot brings book characters into kids' lives.
Network: Apple TV+
(2019)
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The Book of Dust, Book 2: The Secret Commonwealth Book Poster Image
age 15+
Deeply philosophical fantasy for mature teens and adults.
By Philip Pullman
(2019)
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Good Night, Little Blue Truck Book Poster Image
age 4+
Friends weather a storm together in reassuring bedtime tale.
By Alice Schertle
(2019)
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Batman: Nightwalker: The Graphic Novel Book Poster Image
age 13+
Action-packed graphic thriller spotlights young Bruce Wayne.
By Marie Lu, Stuart Moore
(2019)
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Luigi's Mansion 3 Game Poster Image
age 8+
Cartoonish haunted house game has a smart, brave hero.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch
(2019)
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Vampyr Game Poster Image
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age 18+
Temptation and morality guide bloody vampiric tale.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2019)
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Archimancy: Shadow School, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Heart, suspense abound in spooky middle school ghost story.
By J.A. White
(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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Six Goodbyes We Never Said Book Poster Image
age 14+
Teens struggle with grief, mental illness in moving novel.
By Candace Ganger
(2019)
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Paradise Hills Movie Poster Image
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age 13+
Beautiful visuals, muddled logic in moody sci-fi drama.
In Theaters Now
(Release Year: 2019)
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