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The Toll:  Arc of a Scythe, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 12+
Violent sci-fi thriller finale plays masterful endgame.
By Neal Shusterman
(2019)
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Bennett's War Movie Poster Image
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age 12+
Predictable crowd-pleaser feels like a motocross commercial.
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(Release Year: 2019)
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The Climb Game Poster Image
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age 13+
Climb fast, climb high, and don't look down.
Platforms: Oculus Quest, Oculus Rift
(2019)
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Music Lullabies TV Poster Image
age 3+
Gentle Disney characters star in sleepy, short music videos.
Network: Disney Junior
(2018)
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Muslim Girls Rise: Inspirational Champions of Our Time Book Poster Image
age 6+
Lively bios of remarkable Muslim women inspire, entertain.
By Saira Mir
(2019)
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Brittany Runs a Marathon Movie Poster Image
age 15+
Woman makes over her life in heartfelt but mature dramedy.
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(Release Year: 2019)
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Return of the Temujai: Brotherband Chronicles, Book 8 Book Poster Image
age 10+
Eighth adventure stays fresh with suspense and high stakes.
By John Flanagan
(2019)
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Dolly Parton's Heartstrings TV Poster Image
age 12+
Compelling dramatic tales bring iconic song lyrics to life.
Network: Netflix
(2019)
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Blinded by the Light Movie Poster Image
age 13+
Charming comedy celebrates family ties and The Boss.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2019)
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Zumba Burn It Up! Game Poster Image
age 10+
Work up a sweat (or not) with on the go exercises.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch
(2019)
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Google Stadia App Poster Image
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age 17+
Tech issues bring storms to cloud-based gaming platform.
Devices: Android
(2019)
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Tennis Clash: Fun Sports App Poster Image
age 8+
Fun all-ages arcade tennis could be more interesting.
Devices: iPhone, iPad, Android
(2019)
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Waves Movie Poster Image
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age 16+
Intense drama reflects teen culture; substance use, cursing.
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(Release Year: 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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Sesame Street Yourself App Poster Image
age 3+
Lighthearted fun, songs, dress up masks, in-app purchases.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2019)
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Brian Banks Movie Poster Image
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age 14+
Faith-tinged overturned-rape drama has problematic messages.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 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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edjing Mix - dj app App Poster Image
age 8+
Solid digital DJ playground lacks help, pushes subscription.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2019)
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The All-Americans Movie Poster Image
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age 13+
Lovely documentary digs into football dreams in East L.A.
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(Release Year: 2019)
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Last Christmas Movie Poster Image
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age 13+
Musically inspired romcom has big heart; language, innuendo.
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(Release Year: 2019)
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