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Overwatch Game Poster Image
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age 14+
Fantastic, frantic shooter with some violence, open chat.
Platforms: Mac, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2019)
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Descendants 3 Movie Poster Image
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age 8+
Satisfying end to trilogy has positive themes for kids.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2019)
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Apex Legends Game Poster Image
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age 14+
Epic battle royale game is more realistic than Fortnite.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2019)
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Teen Titans Go! To the Movies Movie Poster Image
age 8+
Irreverent, immature comedy cleverly mocks superhero genre.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2018)
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Next Gen Movie Poster Image
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age 8+
Great animation, solid messages; lots of cartoon violence.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2018)
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Marvel's Spider-Man Game Poster Image
age 14+
"Spider-sense"-ational tale starring iconic wall crawler.
Platforms: PlayStation 4
(2018)
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Madden NFL 19 Game Poster Image
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age 8+
New season of football tackles fun, improved gameplay.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2018)
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The Darkest Minds, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 14+
Psychic teens escape concentration camps in taut thriller.
By Alexandra Bracken
(2012)
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I Feel Pretty Movie Poster Image
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age 14+
Fun but uneven comedy tackles self-esteem; some racy bits.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2018)
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Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Getaway Book Poster Image
age 8+
Funny, milder 12th tale plumbs travel fears on Xmas holiday.
By Jeff Kinney
(2017)
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Turtles All the Way Down Book Poster Image
age 14+
Thought-provoking exploration of mental illness, first love.
By John Green
(2017)
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They Both Die at the End Book Poster Image
age 14+
As riveting and heartbreaking as the title promises.
By Adam Silvera
(2017)
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Descendants 2 Movie Poster Image
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age 8+
Exceptional sequel promotes communication, female roles.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2017)
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Real Friends Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Painfully honest, hopeful memoir of coping with frenemies.
By Shannon Hale
(2017)
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PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG) Game Poster Image
age 14+
Frantic, mature action is fun despite content issues.
Platforms: Windows
(2017)
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Holding Up the Universe Book Poster Image
age 14+
Insightful, inspiring romance full of surprises.
By Jennifer Niven
(2016)
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Backstage TV Poster Image
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age 8+
So-so Fame-esque kids' show raises relevant issues.
Network: Disney Channel
(2016)
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Symptoms of Being Human Book Poster Image
age 14+
Empathetic, empowering story of gender-fluid teen.
By Jeff Garvin
(2016)
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Sword Art Online TV Poster Image
age 14+
Highbrow anime series has dark themes, many deaths.
Network: Netflix
(2012)
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Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Old School Book Poster Image
age 8+
Shout-out to screen-free time in 10th funny installment.
By Jeff Kinney
(2015)
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