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The Next Great Paulie Fink Book Poster Image
age 8+
Funny, touching, thought-provoking middle school story.
By Ali Benjamin
(2019)
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Birth of the Cool: How Jazz Great Miles Davis Found His Sound Book Poster Image
age 8+
Poetry and soulful pastel art bring musician to life.
By Kathleen Cornell Berman
(2019)
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Who Was? Series Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Exceptional biography series teaches history, culture, too.
By Who HQ, et al.
(2014)
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Where Is? Series Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Interesting, fun facts about natural and human-made places.
By Who HQ, et al.
(2015)
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What Was? Series Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Exceptional, relevant series brings history to life.
By Who HQ, et al.
(2018)
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The Strangers: Greystone Secrets, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Kids travel to another dimension in clever sci-fi adventure.
By Margaret Peterson Haddix
(2019)
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Dear America: The Story of an Undocumented Citizen: Young Readers' Edition Book Poster Image
age 8+
Gripping biography of undocumented prize-winning journalist.
By Jose Antonio Vargas
(2019)
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Nintendo Labo Toy-Con VR Kit Game Poster Image
age 8+
Cardboard crafting meets fun virtual reality experiences.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch
(2019)
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Heaven's Vault Game Poster Image
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age 10+
Non-violent sci-fi puzzle adventure with strong female lead.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Windows
(2019)
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The True History of Lyndie B. Hawkins Book Poster Image
age 10+
Well-told Southern tale touches on suicide, alcoholism.
By Gail Shepherd
(2019)
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Neo Atlas 1469 Game Poster Image
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age 10+
16th century exploration sim uncovers new world of strategy.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch, Windows
(2019)
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Nancy Drew and the Hidden Staircase Movie Poster Image
age 10+
Sparkling book adaptation has great characters, some scares.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2019)
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Stan & Ollie Movie Poster Image
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age 10+
Gentle, affectionate portrait of aging legendary comics.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2018)
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How High the Moon Book Poster Image
age 8+
Girl seeks family secrets in hopeful Jim Crow-era tale.
By Karyn Parsons
(2019)
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Susan B. Anthony: The Making of America, Book 4 Book Poster Image
age 10+
Inspiring bio of a courageous champion of women's rights.
By Teri Kanefield
(2019)
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Seek by iNaturalist App Poster Image
age 8+
Snap photos, spot species with kid-friendly citizen science.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2019)
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The Unsung Hero of Birdsong, USA Book Poster Image
age 10+
Sweet, deft, thought-provoking tale of the Jim Crow South.
By Brenda Woods
(2019)
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Plantale App Poster Image
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age 10+
Cool botany AR has a bit more room to grow.
Devices: iPhone, iPad
(2019)
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The History of Everything App Poster Image
age 8+
Basic timeline of select events; confusing presentation.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2019)
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Who Was? Adventure App Poster Image
age 8+
Fun biography game drops knowledge on kids.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2019)
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