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Bee Simulator Game Poster Image
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age 8+
Take flight and "bee" what the hive is buzzing about.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2019)
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Disney Tsum Tsum Festival Game Poster Image
age 8+
Arcade mini-game collection is best left to little kids.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch
(2019)
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Playing with Fire Movie Poster Image
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age 8+
Cena charms, but slapstick-heavy comedy doesn't fully spark.
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(Release Year: 2019)
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Words on Fire Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Tale of late-1800s Lithuania has big ideas but lacks punch.
By Jennifer A. Nielsen
(2019)
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Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Wrecking Ball Book Poster Image
age 8+
Home improvement mishaps abound in funny 14th installment.
By Jeff Kinney
(2019)
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Ghostwriter TV Poster Image
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age 8+
Notable reboot brings book characters into kids' lives.
Network: Apple TV+
(2019)
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America's Most Musical Family TV Poster Image
age 8+
Family singing competition is positive and energetic.
Network: Nickelodeon
(2019)
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Luigi's Mansion 3 Game Poster Image
age 8+
Cartoonish haunted house game with a smart, brave hero.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch
(2019)
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Disney Classic Games: Aladdin and The Lion King Game Poster Image
age 8+
Old Disney games are fun for newcomers and nostalgia fans.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2019)
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Harvest Moon: Mad Dash Game Poster Image
age 8+
Solo/co-op puzzler emphasizes speed over strategy.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4
(2019)
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Dear Sweet Pea Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Thoughtful tale tackles middle-grade, divorce, body image.
By Julie Murphy
(2019)
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Tristan Strong Punches a Hole in the Sky Book Poster Image
age 8+
Teen connects with African folklore in exciting fantasy.
By Kwame Mbalia
(2019)
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Civilisations AR App Poster Image
age 8+
Diverse AR collection brings the art museum home.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2019)
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Shop Titans: Craft & Build App Poster Image
age 8+
Wheeling and dealing drives home some constructive messages.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2019)
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Knowin: Learn Coding App Poster Image
age 8+
Tutorials great for beginners but no space for exploration.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2019)
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Lego Brawls Game Poster Image
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age 8+
Entertaining fighting game in the light-hearted Lego world.
Platforms: Apple Arcade
(2019)
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Dancing with the Birds Movie Poster Image
age 8+
Male birds build, dance, and sing to attract females.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2019)
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The Lion King Movie Poster Image
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age 8+
Visually stunning remake is darker, more violent.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2019)
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Project Middle School: Hope: Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Relatable tale of girl finding her voice at new school.
By Alyssa Milano, Debbie Rigaud
(2019)
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Kid Activists: True Tales of Childhood from Champions of Change Book Poster Image
age 8+
Inspiring, relatable look at young lives of adult activists.
By Robin Stevenson
(2019)
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