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Clifford the Big Red Dog TV Poster Image
age 4+
Favorite canine returns in exceptional series reboot.
Network: PBS Kids, Amazon Prime Video
(2019)
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Jumanji: The Next Level Movie Poster Image
age 11+
Charming sequel offers generational humor but can get dark.
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(Release Year: 2019)
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Hustlers Movie Poster Image
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age 16+
J. Lo crime comedy glamorizes stripping; language, drugs.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2019)
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The Tenth Girl Book Poster Image
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age 15+
Dense, eerie, violent horror story with surprising twist.
By Sara Faring
(2019)
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Hala Movie Poster Image
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age 15+
Poetic coming-of-age tale tackles religion, youth with care.
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(Release Year: 2019)
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Hold On Movie Poster Image
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age 13+
Powerful message, but plot falls short in faith-based drama.
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(Release Year: 2019)
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Cocoon - A Space for Family App Poster Image
age 10+
Social media sharing for close-knit groups and families.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2019)
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Ali Cross Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Exciting first case for detective's middle-school son.
By James Patterson
(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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Semper Fi Movie Poster Image
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age 16+
Violent, salty, slow-moving action drama highlights loyalty.
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(Release Year: 2019)
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Scientists Get Dressed Book Poster Image
age 7+
Info-packed look at what scientists wear to do their jobs.
By Deborah Lee Rose
(2019)
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The Goldfinch Movie Poster Image
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age 16+
Art-centered drama about loss has teen drinking, drug use.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2019)
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Cerca / Close Book Poster Image
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age 2+
Engaging, simple bilingual book shows what close means.
By Juan Felipe Herrera
(2019)
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1st Born Movie Poster Image
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age 15+
Lame comedy about cultural differences; cursing, stereotypes
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(Release Year: 2019)
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Legacy: Keeper of the Lost Cities, Book 8 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Action-packed return to form in elf-girl epic series.
By Shannon Messenger
(2019)
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Roar Like a Dandelion Book Poster Image
age 3+
Whimsical wordplay, wacky pictures in delightful ABC book.
By Ruth Krauss
(2019)
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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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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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