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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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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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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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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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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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Star Wars: The Return of the Jedi, Beware the Power of the Dark Side! Book Poster Image
age 9+
Highly detailed, scene-by-scene retelling of the film.
By Tom Angleberger
(2015)
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Star Wars: Galaxy of Heroes App Poster Image
age 9+
Accessible strategy role-play with addictively fun combat.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2015)
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Wonder for Dash and Dot Robots App Poster Image
age 9+
Cute robots + simple coding with option to save programs.
Devices: iPhone, iPad, Android
(2015)
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Chibi-Robo! Zip-Lash Game Poster Image
age 9+
Quirky platformer with mild violence won't be to all tastes.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2015)
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Max Steel: Go, Turbo! Movie Poster Image
age 9+
Toy and TV show tie-in has more sci-fi violence than plot.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2015)
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Dinosaur Island Movie Poster Image
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age 9+
Uneven time-travel adventure has peril, mild violence.
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(Release Year: 2015)
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Batman Unlimited: Animal Instincts Movie Poster Image
age 9+
Fierce animal robots threaten Gotham; peril, violence.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2015)
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Hakitzu Elite: Robot Hackers App Poster Image
age 9+
Program robots, watch them fight; fun but light on coding.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2015)
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K-9 TV Poster Image
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age 9+
Doctor Who spin-off is worry-free fun for tweens.
Network: Hulu
(2012)
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Crystal Keepers: Five Kingdoms, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Exciting high-tech turn for the wordy series.
By Brandon Mull
(2015)
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