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Book Reviews

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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Hey Grandude! Book Poster Image
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age 4+
Grandfather takes kids to far-away places in magical romp.
By Paul McCartney
(2019)
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How to Build a Hug: Temple Grandin and Her Amazing Squeeze Machine Book Poster Image
age 4+
Moving tale of Temple Grandin's girlhood pursuit of a hug.
By Amy Guglielmo, Jacqueline Tourville
(2019)
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Joyland - Kids Learning Games App Poster Image
age 4+
Lots of learning games; illogical mix of skills.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2019)
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Hidden Pictures Puzzle Play App Poster Image
age 4+
Fun, digital version of the beloved find-it magazine game.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2019)
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Atelier Lulua: The Scion of Arland Game Poster Image
age 14+
Crafting adventure creates engaging, accessible gameplay.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Windows
(2019)
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Lexi's World App Poster Image
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age 4+
Kids create a lovely magical world by spelling simple words.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(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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Blippi TV Poster Image
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age 4+
YouTuber's field trips encourage preschoolers' curiosity.
Network: YouTube
(2019)
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Corn & Peg TV Poster Image
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age 4+
Eager best friends do good, promote safety in community.
Network: Nick Jr.
(2019)
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Township: Farm & City Building App Poster Image
age 4+
Sophisticated, occasionally slow take on the sim genre.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2019)
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I'll Love You Till the Cows Come Home Book Poster Image
age 4+
Animals go to extremes in fun book about love.
By Kathryn Cristaldi
(2019)
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Little Blue Truck Book Poster Image
age 4+
Cute, fun rhyming tale celebrates kindness and teamwork.
By Alice Schertle
(2008)
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Two Dark Reigns: Three Dark Crowns, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 14+
Characters lack drive in third volume of triplet queen tale.
By Kendare Blake
(2018)
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Imagination Land Movie Poster Image
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age 4+
Amateurish animated animal stories for preschoolers.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2018)
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Click, Clack, Quack to School! Book Poster Image
age 4+
Animals let loose at recess in fun school-visit tale.
By Doreen Cronin
(2018)
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Marlon Bundo's Day in the Life of the Vice President Book Poster Image
age 4+
Bunny hops along with Mike Pence in patriotic picture book.
By Charlotte Pence
(2018)
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El Chupacabras Book Poster Image
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age 4+
Entertaining bilingual book plays with legend and language.
By Adam Rubin
(2018)
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MarcoPolo World School App Poster Image
age 4+
Learning dialogue makes STEAM videos and games special.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2018)
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Dynasty Warriors 9 Game Poster Image
age 14+
Fun open-world action also has glitches, repetitive play.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2018)
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