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The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Game Poster Image
age 10+
Vast adventure with some combat rewards logical thinking.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch, Nintendo Wii U
(2017)
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1-2 Switch Game Poster Image
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age 10+
Fun but shallow collection of multiplayer mini-games.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch
(2017)
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Story of Seasons: Trio of Towns Game Poster Image
age 12+
With patience, this farm reaps an entertaining harvest.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2017)
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Scooby-Doo! Shaggy's Showdown Movie Poster Image
age 7+
Action-packed Wild West adventure has some peril.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2017)
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Little Farmers - Tractors and Harvesters for Kids App Poster Image
age 4+
Farming sim has cool trucks but doesn't dig deep.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2017)
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Ride TV Poster Image
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age 8+
Diversity, resilience stand out in likable tween dramedy.
Network: Nickelodeon
(2017)
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Apple of My Eye Movie Poster Image
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age 10+
Gentle story about teen's adjustment to life-changing event.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2017)
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Toca Life: Stable App Poster Image
age 4+
Free-play platform lets kids tell stories and horse around.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire
(2016)
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The Battle of Hackham Heath: Ranger's Apprentice: The Early Years, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 10+
More excitement and battle violence as series hits stride.
By John Flanagan
(2016)
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Christmas in the Barn Book Poster Image
age 4+
Evocative new art enlivens poetic telling of Nativity story.
By Margaret Wise Brown
(2016)
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Skunked!: Calpurnia Tate, Girl Vet, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 7+
Laughs, science in new Callie series for younger readers.
By Jacqueline Kelly
(2016)
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Harry & Snowman Movie Poster Image
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age 10+
A man and horse save each other in moving docu.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2016)
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Peppy Pals Sammy Helps Out App Poster Image
age 3+
Sweet friends teach acceptance and helping others.
Devices: iPhone, iPad
(2016)
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Arlo the Burping Pig Movie Poster Image
age 5+
Predictable story about a girl and the piglet she loves.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2016)
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Mekazoo Game Poster Image
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age 8+
Fun arcade side-scrolling platformer for young and old.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2016)
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Harvest Moon: Skytree Village Game Poster Image
age 8+
Fantasy farm sim is fun but has some tedious crop work.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2016)
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Toca Life: Farm App Poster Image
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age 4+
Kids run the show in farm-to-table free-play world.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire
(2016)
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Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Double Down Book Poster Image
age 8+
Halloween-themed 11th book a fun way to discuss kid scares.
By Jeff Kinney
(2016)
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Until Dawn: Rush of Blood Game Poster Image
age 18+
"On rails" VR horror shooter stuck by repetition, thin play.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, PlayStation VR
(2016)
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Preaching to the Chickens: The Story of Young John Lewis Book Poster Image
age 5+
Fun, charming look at civil rights leader's childhood.
By Jabari Asim
(2016)
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