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A.R.C.H.I.E. 2: Mission Impawsible Movie Poster Image
age 7+
Robotic talking dog joins a carnival; some potty language.
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(Release Year: 2018)
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Adventure Time: Pirates of the Enchiridion Game Poster Image
age 10+
Light cartoon adventure based on show limited by tech flaws.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2018)
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Bright We Burn: And I Darken, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 15+
Mature, bloody trilogy meets an absorbing, satisfying end.
By Kiersten White
(2018)
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Octopath Traveler Game Poster Image
age 13+
Deep, challenging tale will keep you playing for hours.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch
(2018)
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Eden Conquered: Dividing Eden, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 14+
Rival twins square off in surprising fantasy finale.
By Joelle Charbonneau
(2018)
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Ash Princess Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Torture, genocide make absorbing fantasy for mature teens.
By Laura Sebastian
(2018)
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Furyborn: Empirium, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 15+
Riveting teen fantasy follows two fierce women warriors.
By Claire Legrand
(2018)
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Paws P.I. Movie Poster Image
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age 8+
Talking animals, slapstick jeopardy in live-action misfire.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2018)
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Raffie on the Run Book Poster Image
age 8+
Subway rat aims to rescue brother in swift urban adventure.
By Jacqueline Resnick
(2018)
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Hyrule Warriors Game Poster Image
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age 13+
Crossover combat-heavy adventure creates new legendary game.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch, Nintendo Wii U
(2018)
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Julián Is a Mermaid Book Poster Image
age 4+
In touching story and art, boy imagines he's a mermaid.
By Jessica Love
(2018)
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The Cobalt Prince: 5 Worlds, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 8+
New dangers, unexpected allies enliven galactic quest.
By Mark Siegel, Alexis Siegel
(2018)
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A Court of Frost and Starlight: A Court of Thorns and Roses, Book 4 Book Poster Image
age 15+
Festive, less violent installment sizzles with faerie sex.
By Sarah J. Maas
(2018)
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Lion & Mouse - Orchestra App Poster Image
age 4+
Nonsensical narration negates cute story, activities.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2018)
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A Stone for Sascha Book Poster Image
age 5+
Beautiful art in wordless tale of loss and passage of time.
By Aaron Becker
(2018)
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Queens of Fennbirn: Three Dark Crowns Series Book Poster Image
age 14+
Two prequel stories deftly explore betrayal and power.
By Kendare Blake
(2018)
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The Penderwicks at Last Book Poster Image
age 8+
Charming, funny series finale comes full circle.
By Jeanne Birdsall
(2018)
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My Talking Pet App Poster Image
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age 6+
Making animals talk will get you giggles galore.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2018)
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My FANGtastically Evil Vampire Pet Book Poster Image
age 7+
Fun, evilly funny mischief and pets at summer camp.
By Mo O’Hara
(2018)
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Sequences with Ibbleobble App Poster Image
age 4+
Solid math-skill drills lack features.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2018)
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