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The Crossover: The Graphic Novel Book Poster Image
age 9+
Graphic adaptation captures basketball's power, poetry.
By Kwame Alexander
(2019)
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Permanent Record Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Solid coming-of-ager shows lure of celebrity, social media.
By Mary H. K. Choi
(2019)
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The Wedding Year Movie Poster Image
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age 15+
Casual sex, pot, heavy drinking in romcom with teen appeal.
In Theaters Now
(Release Year: 2019)
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My Fate According to the Butterfly Book Poster Image
age 10+
Emotional tale of family, forgiveness, and drug addiction.
By Gail D. Villanueva
(2019)
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Stargazing Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Sweet friendship-themed graphic novel has a medical scare.
By Jen Wang
(2019)
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Charlie Thorne and the Last Equation Book Poster Image
age 10+
Nonstop adventure, science, and young genius in fun mystery.
By Stuart Gibbs
(2019)
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Lego Jurassic World: Legend of Isla Nublar TV Poster Image
age 7+
Action, humor bolster so-so franchise add-on.
Network: Nickelodeon
(2019)
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Bluey TV Poster Image
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age 4+
Positive family, social themes in Aussie pup's adventures.
Network: Disney Junior
(2019)
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Katie Morag TV Poster Image
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age 4+
Young Scottish girl's rural life has gentle lessons, fun.
Network: Comcast Kid Central
(2013)
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Out of Omaha Movie Poster Image
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age 16+
Excellent coming-of-age docu; cursing, drinking, smoking.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2018)
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Five Dark Fates: Three Dark Crowns, Book 4 Book Poster Image
age 14+
Bloody but satisfying end to mature magic-sisters series.
By Kendare Blake
(2019)
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The Hunt for the Mad Wolf's Daughter Book Poster Image
age 9+
Exciting, history-steeped sequel has heart, great heroine.
By Diane Magras
(2019)
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Nya's Long Walk: A Step at a Time Book Poster Image
age 6+
Touching tale explores perseverance, clean water access.
By Linda Sue Park
(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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Children of Morta Game Poster Image
age 13+
Fun retro tale with fantasy combat, strong family themes.
Platforms: Mac, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2019)
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More to the Story Book Poster Image
age 8+
Warm Little Women update stars Pakistani American sisters.
By Hena Khan
(2019)
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Some Places More Than Others Book Poster Image
age 8+
Tween girl helps heal family rift in charming novel.
By Renée Watson
(2019)
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Tom Gates Series Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Homework-dodging 10-year-old brings laughs, heart, doodles.
By L. Pichon
(2015)
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For Black Girls Like Me Book Poster Image
age 10+
Black girl in white family finds her voice in moving novel.
By Mariama J. Lockington
(2019)
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Jawline Movie Poster Image
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age 15+
Eye-opening docu about rising social media star has cursing.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2019)
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