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The Two Popes Movie Poster Image
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age 13+
Theological leadership drama more for adults than kids.
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(Release Year: 2019)
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True: Winter Wishes TV Poster Image
age 4+
Hero races to save kingdom from icy fate in sweet tale.
Network: Netflix
(2019)
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Light It Up Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Strong police shootings story lacks character development.
By Kekla Magoon
(2019)
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The Crayons' Christmas Book Poster Image
age 4+
Crayons celebrate the season with funny pull-out letters.
By Drew Daywalt
(2019)
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Fireborne:  The Aurelian Cycle, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 12+
Dragon fantasy series start has compelling action, intrigue.
By Rosaria Munda
(2019)
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The Princess in Black and the Bathtime Battle Book Poster Image
age 5+
Princess-heroes team up to fight (and clean) stinky monster.
By Shannon Hale, Dean Hale
(2019)
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Indian No More Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Moving story of Umpqua family relocated to LA in '50s.
By Charlene Willing McManis, Traci Sorell
(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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A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood Movie Poster Image
age 10+
Biopic captures Rogers' generous spirit, empathy, kindness.
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(Release Year: 2019)
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Blue Story Movie Poster Image
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age 15+
Violent, shocking British urban drama about teen gangs.
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(Release Year: 2019)
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Pet Book Poster Image
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age 13+
Girl hunts for a monster in strange, beautiful fantasy.
By Akwaeke Emezi
(2019)
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WhatsApp Messenger App Poster Image
age 14+
Text, call, and chat with individuals and groups data-free.
Devices: iPhone, Mac, Android, Windows app
(2019)
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Blue's Clues & You! TV Poster Image
age 3+
Engaging reboot teaches preschoolers prereading skills.
Network: Nickelodeon
(2019)
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Shenmue III Game Poster Image
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age 13+
Decent installment to franchise held back by outdated play.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Windows
(2019)
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Call Down the Hawk: The Dreamer Trilogy, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 14+
Thrilling, heartbreaking start to Raven Cycle spin-off.
By Maggie Stiefvater
(2019)
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Our Wayward Fate Book Poster Image
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age 13+
Taiwanese American teens tackle racism in heartfelt tale.
By Gloria Chao
(2019)
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Charlie's Angels (2019) Movie Poster Image
age 13+
Super fun reboot mixes female empowerment, lots of violence.
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(Release Year: 2019)
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Earthquake Bird Movie Poster Image
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age 17+
Absorbing but slow tale has nudity, language, violence.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2019)
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Dollface TV Poster Image
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age 16+
OK comedy about gender stereotypes has drinking, sex talk.
Network: Hulu
(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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