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Skunk and Badger, Book 1 [node:content-type] Poster Image
age 8+
Funny tale of offbeat animal friendship has kindness, depth.
By Amy Timberlake
(2020)
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Heroes Wear Masks: Elmo's Super Adventure [node:content-type] Poster Image
age 3+
Wonderfully written guide to masks and emotions from Elmo.
By Sesame Workshop
(2020)
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Spelunky 2 [node:content-type] Poster Image
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age 10+
Treasure hunting sequel digs deep for frantic fun.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Windows
(2020)
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Everyone Gets a Say [node:content-type] Poster Image
age 4+
Forest pals show how democracy works in cute story.
By Jill Twiss
(2020)
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Izzy's Koala World [node:content-type] Poster Image
age 3+
Real life 11-year-old koala rescuer brings the warm fuzzies.
Network: Netflix
(2020)
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Black Boys [node:content-type] Poster Image
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age 15+
Insightful, earnest docu about racism's toll on Black boys.
Network: Peacock
(2020)
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Gather [node:content-type] Poster Image
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age 13+
Docu on food sovereignty has positive messages, role models.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2020)
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Mr. Lemoncello and the Titanium Ticket: Mr. Lemoncello's Library, Book 5 [node:content-type] Poster Image
age 8+
Lively nod to Willy Wonka rewards teamwork, empathy.
By Chris Grabenstein
(2020)
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Jimmy Carter: Rock & Roll President [node:content-type] Poster Image
age 10+
Rockers reveal Jimmy Carter was cool in campaign docu.
In Theaters Now
(Release Year: 2020)
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Kingdoms of Amalur: Re-Reckoning [node:content-type] Poster Image
age 15+
Action tale re-release has bloody violence, player choice.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2020)
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Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood: Won't You Sing Along With Me? [node:content-type] Poster Image
age 3+
Reassuring special is the perfect little-kid Covid primer.
Network: PBS Kids
(2020)
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Wizards: Tales of Arcadia [node:content-type] Poster Image
age 9+
Dark, engrossing continuation of Trollhunters saga.
Network: Netflix
(2020)
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Tenet [node:content-type] Poster Image
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age 14+
Nolan's violent, elaborate epic is best for deep thinkers.
In Theaters Now
(Release Year: 2020)
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War Stories [node:content-type] Poster Image
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age 9+
Lively, nuanced D-Day story of tween and war hero.
By Gordon Korman
(2020)
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Octopus Stew [node:content-type] Poster Image
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age 4+
Octopus adventure celebrates imagination, Latinx culture.
By Eric Velásquez
(2019)
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The Lost Tribes, Book 1 [node:content-type] Poster Image
age 10+
Teens must win video game to save parents in clever sci-fi.
By C. Taylor-Butler
(2019)
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Windbound [node:content-type] Poster Image
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age 10+
Terrific survival adventure has strong, smart female hero.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2020)
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Keiki Preschool Learning Games [node:content-type] Poster Image
age 3+
High-priced games, heavy on shortcomings, light on learning.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2020)
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Emily's Wonder Lab [node:content-type] Poster Image
age 5+
Great STEM series inspires kid scientists to wonder.
Network: Netflix
(2020)
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Tell Me Why [node:content-type] Poster Image
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age 16+
Emotionally charged story invites dialogue and reflection.
Platforms: Windows, Xbox One, Xbox One Series X
(2020)
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