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The Lives of Saints Book Poster Image
age 14+
Brief, bloody, lushly illustrated tales of the Grishaverse.
By Leigh Bardugo
(2020)
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A Christmas Gift from Bob Movie Poster Image
age 11+
Too-sentimental sequel has drug references, mild violence.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2020)
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A Whisker Away Movie Poster Image
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age 11+
Lovely coming-of-age anime explores identity, first crushes.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2020)
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Wicked as You Wish: A Hundred Names for Magic, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 14+
Chaotic save-the-kingdom mashup tale with rampaging ogres.
By Rin Chupeco
(2020)
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Critter Fixers: Country Vets TV Poster Image
age 14+
Animals are treated with care in fun but graphic vet show.
Network: Disney+, NatGeoWild
(2020)
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Pan's Labyrinth: The Labyrinth of the Faun Book Poster Image
age 14+
Dark, magical adaptation matches the intensity of the movie.
By Guillermo del Toro, Cornelia Funke
(2019)
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Donut Dog: Feed your focus! App Poster Image
age 11+
Fun focus timer has four paws -- and a few flaws.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2019)
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A Curse So Dark and Lonely: Cursebreaker, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 14+
Modern "Beauty" tale has complex characters, gore, humor.
By Brigid Kemmerer
(2019)
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Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate Game Poster Image
age 14+
Huge fantasy adventure is deeper, has more hunting content.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch
(2018)
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Isle of Dogs Movie Poster Image
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age 11+
Wondrous, bittersweet, funny, edgy animated canine story.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2018)
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Sun Warrior:  Tales of a New World, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 14+
Absorbing, heftier second installment focuses on characters.
By P.C. Cast
(2017)
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The Book of Dust, Book 1: La Belle Sauvage Book Poster Image
age 14+
Nail-biting start to trilogy in His Dark Materials world.
By Philip Pullman
(2017)
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The Rose & the Dagger: The Wrath & the Dawn, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 14+
Satisfying sequel with surprising magical twists.
By Renee Ahdieh
(2016)
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Final Fantasy XIV: Stormblood Game Poster Image
age 14+
Huge expansion vastly improves on multiplayer adventure.
Platforms: Mac, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Windows
(2017)
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A Street Cat Named Bob Movie Poster Image
age 11+
Sweet memoir-based drama deals with drug addiction.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2016)
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Beauty and the Beast: Lost in a Book Book Poster Image
age 11+
Belle gets lured into book in dark but enchanting spin-off.
By Jennifer Donnelly
(2017)
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Millionaire Dog Movie Poster Image
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age 11+
Iffy humor, poor quality mar dog-centered comedy.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2016)
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Disney Enchanted Tales App Poster Image
age 11+
Pretty worlds for Disney faves, but kids must wait or spend.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2016)
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The Assembly Game Poster Image
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age 14+
Good story, use of VR, but mediocre, short adventure.
Platforms: HTC Vive, Oculus Rift, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2016)
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The Huntsman: Winter's War Movie Poster Image
age 14+
Messy, violent Snow White sequel wastes its great actors.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2016)
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