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The Fowl Twins Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Artemis Fowl spin-off is clever and action-packed.
By Eoin Colfer
(2019)
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The Secret Commonwealth: The Book of Dust, Book 2: Book Poster Image
age 15+
Deeply philosophical fantasy for mature teens and adults.
By Philip Pullman
(2019)
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LEGO DUPLO WORLD App Poster Image
age 2+
Branded blocks build early skills with co-play, mini-games.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2019)
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PlayKids - Learn Through Play App Poster Image
age 3+
Content galore includes shows, games; subscription needed.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2019)
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Catie's Amazing Machines TV Poster Image
age 3+
Stereotype-busting preschool show has lots of fun vehicles.
Network: Comcast Kid Central
(2018)
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80 Days App Poster Image
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age 13+
Unique adventure tale is cool, can be a bit hard to follow.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Windows app
(2019)
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The Red Scrolls of Magic: The Eldest Curses, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 15+
Mature Shadowhunter series spin-off focuses on Alec, Magnus.
By Cassandra Clare, Wesley Chu
(2019)
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Thomas & Friends: Adventures! App Poster Image
age 6+
Thomas' educational world tour gets derailed by a pay wall.
Devices: iPhone, iPad, Android
(2019)
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Train - Code Visually App Poster Image
age 9+
Good concept but needs tutorial and on-screen guide.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2019)
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Sunless Skies Game Poster Image
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age 13+
Steampunk tale punishes all but the most diehard gamers.
Platforms: Linux, Mac, Windows
(2019)
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Blox 3D City Creator App Poster Image
age 7+
Blocky builder is solid but has tricky controls.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire
(2018)
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Mini Metro Game Poster Image
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age 7+
Mass transit simulator is simple, marvelous, hard to master.
Platforms: Mac, Nintendo Switch, Windows
(2018)
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Paradox Movie Poster Image
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age 13+
Unique mix of dreamy Western, Neil Young concert; cursing.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2018)
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Where the Water Tastes Like Wine Game Poster Image
age 15+
Intriguing but uneven game about telling stories and lies.
Platforms: Linux, Mac, Windows
(2018)
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The Final Station Game Poster Image
age 13+
Violent post-apocalyptic trips through destroyed lands.
Platforms: Mac, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2018)
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Babylon Berlin TV Poster Image
age 17+
Dazzling police/spy drama set in pre-WWII Germany.
Network: Netflix
(2017)
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Railway Empire Game Poster Image
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age 8+
All aboard solid simulation of the rise of the rails.
Platforms: Linux, Windows
(2018)
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Love and Other Train Wrecks Book Poster Image
age 13+
Road trip romance is engaging, sometimes predictable.
By Leah Konen
(2018)
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Ticket to Ride: UK App Poster Image
age 13+
Thin map expansion not very large, runs slightly off rails.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2017)
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Cities: Skylines - Snowfall Game Poster Image
age 10+
Winter conditions give city planners cold shoulder.
Platforms: Linux, Mac, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2017)
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