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Brawl Stars App Poster Image
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age 10+
Multiplayer fun marred by slow controls and a slower grind.
Devices: iPhone, iPad, Android
(2019)
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Bird Box Movie Poster Image
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age 16+
Violent sci-fi thriller has chaos, gory deaths, swearing.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2018)
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The Burning Maze: The Trials of Apollo, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 10+
Evil Caligula reigns again in high-action Apollo sequel.
By Rick Riordan
(2018)
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The Shape of Water Movie Poster Image
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age 16+
Compassionate monster movie/love story has mature content.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2017)
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Bright Movie Poster Image
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age 16+
Tons of language, violence in fantasy/cop-movie mashup.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2017)
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Super Mario Odyssey Game Poster Image
age 10+
Great, fun Mario adventure is an instant classic on Switch.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch
(2017)
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Annabelle: Creation Movie Poster Image
age 16+
Gory scenes, lots of scares in skillfully made sequel.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2017)
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Splatoon 2 Game Poster Image
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age 10+
Colorful multiplayer shooter is captivating, can melt hours.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch
(2017)
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Hollow Knight Game Poster Image
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age 10+
Homage to classic hard-action games provides deep challenge.
Platforms: Linux, Mac, Windows
(2017)
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Pokémon Sun/Pokémon Moon Game Poster Image
age 10+
Latest "catch 'em all" games bring new features to series.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2016)
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The Conjuring 2 Movie Poster Image
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age 16+
Well-made, thoughtful sequel is VERY scary.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2016)
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Plants Vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare 2 Game Poster Image
age 10+
Weird cartoonish multiplayer shooter grows fun for all ages.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2016)
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Crimson Peak Movie Poster Image
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age 16+
Lots of blood, ghosts in highly stylized gothic chiller.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2015)
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The Dragonet Prophecy: Wings of Fire, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 10+
Buddy dragon story surprisingly dark and bloody.
By Tui T. Sutherland
(2012)
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The Sword of Summer: Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 10+
Exciting Norse mythology adventure with Percy-like hero.
By Rick Riordan
(2015)
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Minecraft: Story Mode Game Poster Image
age 10+
Famous blocky adventure has a generic story to tell.
Platforms: Mac, Nintendo Wii U, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, Windows, Xbox 360, Xbox One, iPhone
(2015)
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The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask 3D Game Poster Image
age 10+
An exceptionally fun, challenging, and charming game.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2015)
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Sunset Overdrive Game Poster Image
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age 16+
Stylized tongue-in-cheek shooter has lots of gory violence.
Platforms: Xbox One
(2014)
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The Blood of Olympus: The Heroes of Olympus, Book 5 Book Poster Image
age 10+
Satisfying finale full of gods, giants, and fond farewells.
By Rick Riordan
(2014)
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Bunks TV Poster Image
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age 10+
Zombies at camp offer mischief, light scares for kids.
Network: Disney XD
(2014)
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