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The Age of A.I. TV Poster Image
age 11+
Informative series demystifies artificial intelligence.
Network: YouTube
(2019)
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Teppen App Poster Image
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age 11+
Fantastic Capcom-based card game is impossible to put down.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2019)
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The Clockwork Ghost: York, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Tweens solve puzzles, dodge villains in intriguing sequel.
By Laura Ruby
(2019)
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Bumblebee Movie Poster Image
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age 11+
Better-than-expected Transformers prequel is big on action.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2018)
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Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown Game Poster Image
age 11+
Take to the skies in challenging, fun aerial combat game.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, PlayStation VR, Windows, Xbox One
(2019)
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A.X.L. Movie Poster Image
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age 9+
Pro-STEM twist in often violent sci-fi boy-and-"dog" tale.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2018)
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Dactyl Hill Squad Book Poster Image
age 9+
Civil War-era kids ride dinos in New York in curious mashup.
By Daniel Jose Older
(2018)
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Robozuna TV Poster Image
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age 9+
Likable underdog heroes story features some intense action.
Network: Netflix
(2018)
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Mega Man 11 Game Poster Image
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age 9+
Classic side-scrolling action with mild robot destruction.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One
(2018)
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My Pet Dinosaur Movie Poster Image
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age 9+
A boy, an unusual pet, and an evil military that threatens.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2018)
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Into the Breach Game Poster Image
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age 11+
Deceptively complex strategy game vs. bugs rewards failure.
Platforms: Linux, Mac, Windows
(2018)
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Supergifted Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Laughs mix with life lessons in strong middle school sequel.
By Gordon Korman
(2018)
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Timeless: Diego and the Rangers of the Vastlantic Book Poster Image
age 9+
Fab art and cool new world as time periods collide.
By Armand Baltazar
(2017)
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Kingdom Hearts 1.5 + 2.5 Remix Game Poster Image
age 11+
Hearty collection of remastered series adventures.
Platforms: PlayStation 4
(2017)
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Bullet Soul Game Poster Image
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age 9+
Throwback space-shooter lacks depth, variety, fun factor.
Platforms: Windows, Xbox 360
(2017)
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Super Bomberman R Game Poster Image
age 11+
Multiplayer action big on explosions, light on content.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch
(2017)
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Brainfeed - Educational Videos for Kids App Poster Image
age 11+
Curated learning videos still best after parental preview.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2017)
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The Adventurer's Guide to Successful Escapes Book Poster Image
age 9+
Creative take on quest tale marred by hurried storytelling.
By Wade Albert White
(2016)
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The Way Things Work Now Book Poster Image
age 11+
Captivating look at the things that power our world.
By David Macaulay
(2016)
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Lumo Game Poster Image
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age 11+
Mind-bending puzzler with distinct nostalgic flavor.
Platforms: Linux, Mac, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2016)
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