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Pokémon Quest App Poster Image
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age 8+
Quirky, blocky, repetitive new take on Pokémon franchise.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2018)
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Not So Normal Norbert Book Poster Image
age 8+
Fun fantasy/sci-fi blend combats dystopia with laughs.
By James Patterson, Joey Green
(2018)
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The Adventures of a Girl Called Bicycle Book Poster Image
age 8+
Girl bikes across the U.S. in quirky road-trip adventure.
By Christina Uss
(2018)
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The Miscalculations of Lightning Girl Book Poster Image
age 8+
Math whiz gets out of comfort zone in smart, touching story.
By Stacy McAnulty
(2018)
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Calling All Minds: How to Think and Create Like an Inventor Book Poster Image
age 8+
Fun hands-on projects, inspiration for different thinkers.
By Temple Grandin
(2018)
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Kid West Movie Poster Image
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age 8+
Feisty girl solves a mystery; mild action, kids in peril.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2018)
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The House with a Clock in Its Walls: Lewis Barnavelt, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Ten-year-old raises the dead in creepy Gothic classic.
By John Bellairs
(2004)
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Charlie & Frog Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Fun, educational mystery introduces kids to sign language.
By Karen Kane
(2018)
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The Lifters Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Quirky fable promotes family, community, teamwork.
By Dave Eggers
(2018)
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Zombies Movie Poster Image
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age 8+
Teens challenge stereotypes in lively Disney musical.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2018)
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The Thrifty Guide to the American Revolution: A Handbook for Time Travelers Book Poster Image
age 8+
Jokey history offers Yelp-like reviews for time travelers.
By Jonathan W. Stokes
(2018)
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The Creature of the Pines: The Unicorn Rescue Society, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Kids save mythical creature in sweet, funny fantasy.
By Adam Gidwitz
(2018)
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Aliens Ate My Homework Movie Poster Image
age 8+
Cartoonish violence in live-action book-based alien tale.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2018)
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Waking the Monsters: Hilo Book 4 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Gina steps up in fun-filled, action-packed volume.
By Judd Winick
(2018)
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Shiny Game Poster Image
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age 8+
Nonviolent rescue game lacks polish, responsive controls.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2018)
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Blurt TV Poster Image
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age 8+
Themes of self-confidence stand out in funny comedy.
Network: Nickelodeon
(2018)
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The Truth as Told by Mason Buttle Book Poster Image
age 8+
Riveting, poignant drama explores kindness, friendship.
By Leslie Connor
(2018)
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Time Toys Movie Poster Image
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age 8+
Quirky sci-fi underdog tale has mild peril, potty humor.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2016)
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The First Rule of Punk Book Poster Image
age 8+
Creative Latina finds her voice and pride in spirited tale.
By Celia C. Pérez
(2017)
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The Magic Misfits, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Fast-paced, fun adventure about kid magician finding home.
By Neil Patrick Harris
(2017)
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