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Game of Stars: Kiranmala and the Kingdom Beyond, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Girl becomes demon slayer in fun fantasy game show spoof.
By Sayantani DasGupta
(2019)
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Sky Guide App Poster Image
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age 9+
Explore your night sky and study the history of the stars.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2019)
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Spaceteam App Poster Image
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age 9+
Rowdy multiplayer game is out of this world but stressful.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2019)
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Sanity & Tallulah Book Poster Image
age 9+
Lively graphic novel offers smart-girl adventures in space.
By Molly Brooks
(2018)
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Time Jumpers: Five Kingdoms, Book 5 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Series finale loses momentum but ends in heroic flourish.
By Brandon Mull
(2018)
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Galaxy Attack: Alien Shooter App Poster Image
age 9+
Clever, fun "Galaga" clone has multiplayer, little else.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2018)
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DisneyNOW - Shows & Live TV App Poster Image
age 9+
Disney Channel faves plus branded games; lots of ads.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Kindle Fire
(2017)
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Bullet Soul Game Poster Image
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age 9+
Throwback space-shooter lacks depth, variety, fun factor.
Platforms: Windows, Xbox 360
(2017)
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The Farthest: Voyager in Space Movie Poster Image
age 9+
Fascinating docu on the history and discoveries of Voyager.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2017)
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Yousician - Your personal music teacher App Poster Image
age 9+
Slick, high-priced tool teaches kids core musical skills.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Mac, Android
(2017)
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LEGO Life - Create, share & discover App Poster Image
age 9+
Brand-heavy platform leaves little room to build community.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire
(2017)
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The Tune Zoo App Poster Image
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age 9+
Whimsical music-maker includes great info, records video.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2017)
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The Passion Live Movie Poster Image
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age 9+
Stirring modern-day musical retelling of Easter story.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2016)
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T. Rowe Price Star Banks Adventure App Poster Image
age 9+
Match-3 game about money management not rich in learning.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2016)
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Star Wars Rebels: Recon Missions App Poster Image
age 9+
Fun action-adventure with streamlined touch controls.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire
(2016)
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Adventures of Poco Eco - Lost Sounds App Poster Image
age 9+
A meditative musical journey through a lush neon wonderland.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire
(2016)
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Super Galaxy Squadron EX Game Poster Image
age 9+
Classic arcade action brings repetitive play, thin story.
Platforms: Windows
(2016)
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Jem and the Holograms Movie Poster Image
age 9+
Strong messages can't save otherwise so-so adaptation.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2015)
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Star Wars: The Return of the Jedi, Beware the Power of the Dark Side! Book Poster Image
age 9+
Highly detailed, scene-by-scene retelling of the film.
By Tom Angleberger
(2015)
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Star Wars: Galaxy of Heroes App Poster Image
age 9+
Accessible strategy role-play with addictively fun combat.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2015)
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