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Parked Book Poster Image
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age 11+
Poverty, homelessness explored in hopeful tale of community.
By Danielle Svetcov
(2020)
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Star Wars: Episode IX: The Rise of Skywalker Movie Poster Image
age 11+
Action-packed end of iconic series falls short of greatness.
In Theaters Now
(Release Year: 2019)
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Age of Wonders: Planetfall - Revelations Game Poster Image
age 16+
Expansion is light on content, lays groundwork for future.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2019)
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Weverse App Poster Image
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age 16+
K-pop fans connect when translation tool works.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2019)
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MathPapa - Algebra Calculator App Poster Image
age 11+
Handy algebra helper with X factor; watch for cheating.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2019)
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Contra Rogue Corps Game Poster Image
age 16+
Bloody twin-stick shooter appeals only to franchise fans.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2019)
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Age of Wonders: Planetfall Game Poster Image
age 16+
Great strategy goes sci-fi with complex yet familiar entry.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2019)
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The Line Tender Book Poster Image
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age 11+
Story of loss explores life in and out of the ocean.
By Kate Allen
(2019)
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It's Trevor Noah: Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood Book Poster Image
age 11+
Comic's engaging memoir of growing up under Apartheid.
By Trevor Noah
(2019)
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Genesis Begins Again Book Poster Image
age 11+
Teen learns to love herself in uplifting tale of misfits.
By Alicia D. Williams
(2019)
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Party Hard 2 Game Poster Image
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age 16+
Be a party killer at a far-from-killer party.
Platforms: Windows
(2018)
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Extinction Movie Poster Image
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age 16+
Violent alien invasion sci-fi tale has intense peril.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2018)
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Office Lens App Poster Image
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age 11+
Free scanner app for taking pics of documents & whiteboards.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Windows app
(2018)
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Astro (2018) Movie Poster Image
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age 16+
Low-budget sci-fi action movie has violence, cursing.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2018)
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Please Stand By Movie Poster Image
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age 11+
Well-performed dramedy about fangirl with autism.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2018)
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Calcbot 2 App Poster Image
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age 11+
Calculator and measurement converter; consider pro version.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2018)
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Into the Breach Game Poster Image
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age 11+
Deceptively complex strategy game vs. bugs rewards failure.
Platforms: Linux, Mac, Windows
(2018)
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Subnautica Game Poster Image
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age 11+
Gorgeous, challenging, atmospheric underwater thriller.
Platforms: Windows, Xbox One
(2018)
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March Forward Girl: From Young Warrior to Little Rock Nine Book Poster Image
age 11+
Must-read memoir of a childhood in the segregated South.
By Melba Pattillo Beals
(2018)
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myHomework Student Planner App Poster Image
age 11+
Awesome app to keep track of homework and project deadlines.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2017)
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