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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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Pumpkinheads Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Delightful graphic novel about friendship, food, and fall.
By Rainbow Rowell
(2019)
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Malamander:  Legends of Eerie-on-Sea, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Delightfully spooky fantasy-series start has charm, chills.
By Thomas Taylor
(2019)
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The Biggest Little Farm Movie Poster Image
age 8+
Poignant, thought-provoking docu about sustainable living.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2019)
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Hungry Shark Evolution App Poster Image
age 8+
Simple but slightly bloody shark arcade eating game.
Devices: iPhone, iPad, Android
(2019)
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Cinderella Liberator Book Poster Image
age 8+
Fresh take on classic tale boosts being true, free self.
By Rebecca Solnit
(2019)
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Adventure Academy App Poster Image
age 8+
Solid learning content might get lost within greater game.
Devices: iPhone, iPad, Mac, Android, Windows app
(2019)
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Rival Stars Horse Racing App Poster Image
age 12+
All-ages horse racing sim is hardly the sport of kings.
Devices: iPhone, iPad, Android
(2019)
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Caterpillar Summer Book Poster Image
age 8+
Touching tale of girl's summer with brother, family secrets.
By Gillian McDunn
(2019)
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JAWS.io App Poster Image
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age 12+
Ad-heavy multiplayer take on classic shark movie.
Devices: iPhone, iPad, Android
(2019)
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Elliot: The Littlest Reindeer Movie Poster Image
age 8+
Animated reindeer tale has nice messages but nasty bite.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2018)
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Kayak to Klemtu Movie Poster Image
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age 12+
Drama with pro-environment message has some cursing.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2018)
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Saving Winslow Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Gentle, moving story about loving bravely despite risk.
By Sharon Creech
(2018)
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Sonic Mania Plus Game Poster Image
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age 8+
Speedy action game's new content kicks it into overdrive.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2018)
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Secret Sisters of the Salty Sea Book Poster Image
age 8+
Dreamy, visual vacation unfolds in sweet beach tale.
By Lynne Rae Perkins
(2018)
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Riding Lessons: Ellen & Ned, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Kind, horsey story spotlights adoption and empathy.
By Jane Smiley
(2018)
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The Penderwicks at Last Book Poster Image
age 8+
Charming, funny series finale comes full circle.
By Jeanne Birdsall
(2018)
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InnerSpace Game Poster Image
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age 8+
Pretty exploration game restrained by subtle, aimless play.
Platforms: Linux, Mac, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2018)
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Perú: Tesoro Escondido Movie Poster Image
age 12+
Slow pace bogs down beautifully photographed documentary.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2017)
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Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Getaway Book Poster Image
age 8+
Funny, milder 12th tale plumbs travel fears on Xmas holiday.
By Jeff Kinney
(2017)
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