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Unidentified Suburban Object Book Poster Image
age 8+
Quirky take on identity is surprising and funny.
By Mike Jung
(2017)
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Close Encounters of the Third Kind Movie Poster Image
age 8+
Suspenseful, thoughtful alien-encounter classic.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1977)
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Fight for Space Movie Poster Image
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age 8+
Thoughtful docu about space program urges return to cosmos.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2017)
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Chasing Space Young Reader's Edition Book Poster Image
age 8+
Stellar memoir of an elite athlete and astronaut's journey.
By Leland Melvin, Laurie Caulkhoven
(2017)
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Star Wars: Puzzle Droids App Poster Image
age 8+
The Force is strong in this Star Wars-flavored match-3 game.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire
(2017)
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Puyo Puyo Tetris Game Poster Image
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age 8+
Popular puzzler mash-up confuses, leaves newcomers in cold.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo Switch, Nintendo Wii U, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, Xbox One
(2017)
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Ben 10 (2017) TV Poster Image
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age 8+
Alien-action reboot has fantasy violence, some teamwork.
Network: Cartoon Network
(2016)
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The Great Big Boom: Hilo, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Action ramps up as Hilo battles robot on distant planet.
By Judd Winick
(2017)
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Graceful Explosion Machine Game Poster Image
age 8+
Frenetic space-shooter with mild violence demands strategy.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2017)
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One Trick Pony Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Alien-invasion tale has unique look, engrossing story.
By Nathan Hale
(2017)
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Sci-Fi Junior High Book Poster Image
age 8+
Convoluted plot, forced humor keep space story from soaring.
By Scott Seegert
(2017)
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Hidden Figures Young Readers' Edition Book Poster Image
age 8+
Powerful true story of African American women at NASA.
By Margot Lee Shetterly
(2016)
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Amazon Rapids App Poster Image
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age 8+
Library of accessible text message-style stories.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire
(2016)
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Miss Hollywood: Lights, Camera, Fashion! - Pet Adventures App Poster Image
age 8+
Pricey, movie-themed collection of uninspired mini-games.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2016)
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Blue Apprentice - Elementary Science Adventure Game by Galxyz App Poster Image
age 8+
Immersive science adventure helpful for reinforcing facts.
Devices: iPad
(2016)
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Galactic Hot Dogs, Book 1: Cosmoe's Wiener Getaway Book Poster Image
age 8+
Breathlessly busy space adventure is giddy fun.
By Max Brallier
(2016)
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Overcooked Game Poster Image
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age 8+
Crazy co-op cooking game emphasizes collaboration, focus.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2016)
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Saving the Whole Wide World: Hilo, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Alien robot fights alien invasion in fun page-turner.
By Judd Winick
(2016)
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Voltron: Legendary Defender TV Poster Image
age 8+
DreamWorks updates '80s toon in tense but fantastic form.
Network: Netflix
(2016)
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Journey to Space Movie Poster Image
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age 8+
Stunning visuals in short docu about modern space program.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2015)
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