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Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp App Poster Image
age 8+
Fun mobile sim promotes friendship, materialism.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2017)
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WWF Together App Poster Image
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age 8+
Endearing, interactive lessons about endangered animals.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2017)
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Bubsy: The Woolies Strike Back! Game Poster Image
age 8+
Short, repetitive platformer barely amuses in small bursts.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Windows
(2017)
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Robots & Repeats: Secret Coders, Book 4 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Heavy on the coding, lighter on the action this time.
By Gene Luen Yang
(2017)
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EngiNerds, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Rogue robots, realistic friendships in smart series launch.
By Jarrett Lerner
(2017)
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The Purloining of Prince Oleomargarine Book Poster Image
age 8+
Found Mark Twain fairy tale made vibrantly new and classic.
By Mark Twain, Philip C. Stead
(2017)
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Pick the Plot: Story Thieves, Book 4 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Readers choose heroes' fate in wildly creative fantasy.
By James Riley
(2017)
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Wishtree Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Moving, gentle friendship story tackles anti-Muslim bigotry.
By Katherine Applegate
(2017)
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Flip Wars Game Poster Image
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age 8+
Decent multiplayer puzzle game, but limited depth, appeal.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch
(2017)
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The Open Road with Dr. Chris TV Poster Image
age 8+
Aussie vet charms, explores world in family-friendly series.
Network: CBS
(2016)
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Mega Man Legacy Collection 2 Game Poster Image
age 8+
Set of action games boosts difficulty, adds new challenges.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2017)
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Cave Story+ Game Poster Image
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age 8+
Remade indie adventure focuses on desolation, exploration.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo Switch, Nintendo Wii, Windows
(2017)
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Broken Pride: Bravelands, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Intense, sometimes violent start to rich, vivid animal saga.
By Erin Hunter
(2017)
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The Sand Warrior: 5 Worlds, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Galaxy-spanning graphic novel adventure off to grand start.
By Mark Siegel, Alexis Siegel
(2017)
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In Over Their Heads: Under Their Skin, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Robot thriller wraps up neatly.
By Margaret Peterson Haddix
(2017)
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VidMaker - 3D MovieMaker for Kids App Poster Image
age 8+
Make videos starring robots for fun, learning, or both.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(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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Panda-monium: FunJungle, Book 4 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Lively zoo whodunit takes on animal welfare, trafficking.
By Stuart Gibbs
(2017)
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Snake Pass Game Poster Image
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age 8+
Super-tough snake adventure frustrates with hard controls.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2017)
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