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The House in Poplar Wood Book Poster Image
age 9+
Teens bond, match wits with Death in riveting tale.
By K.E. Ormsbee
(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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Mascot Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Tween's humor lifts story about grief, physical injury.
By Antony John
(2018)
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F.R.E.D.I. Movie Poster Image
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age 9+
Boy finds robot and forms a loving bond in "E.T." wannabe.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 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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Mixerpiece App Poster Image
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age 9+
Creativity abounds with bits and pieces of classic art.
Devices: iPad
(2018)
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CBC Kids News Website Poster Image
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age 9+
Interesting news, but it can be hard to find some stories.
URL: https://www.cbc.ca/kidsnews/
(2018)
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Merci Suarez Changes Gears Book Poster Image
age 9+
Upbeat coming-of-age story explores culture, class, aging.
By Meg Medina
(2018)
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The Third Mushroom Book Poster Image
age 9+
Charming sequel reminds kids to be open to new experiences.
By Jennifer L. Holm
(2018)
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Story Starter~Creative Writing App Poster Image
age 9+
Offers creative writing inspiration with some iffy content.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2018)
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NBA Live 19 Game Poster Image
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age 9+
Street ball is great, but court play still shoots airballs.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Xbox One
(2018)
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Mazu App Poster Image
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age 9+
Prompts help kids learn quality online social interaction.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2018)
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Amazon Prime Video App Poster Image
age 9+
Rich content library, imperfect parental controls.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Mac, Android, Kindle Fire, Windows app
(2018)
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The Gift of Dark Hollow: Longburrow, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Magical gifts help brave rabbits in exciting sequel.
By Kieran Larwood
(2018)
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Willa of the Wood Book Poster Image
age 9+
Action-packed, violent, absorbing, heartfelt fantasy.
By Robert Beatty
(2018)
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The Cardboard Kingdom Book Poster Image
age 9+
Kids make up own brave adventures in fun tale of free play.
By Chad Sell
(2018)
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Nightbooks Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Witch holds kids captive in creepy but sweet fantasy tale.
By J.A. White
(2018)
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Celebrity Animal Encounters TV Poster Image
age 9+
Animated retellings have broad appeal but some iffy stuff.
Network: Animal Planet
(2018)
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Aquation: The Freshwater Access Game App Poster Image
age 9+
Kids think globally about water resources in empowering sim.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2018)
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