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The Call of the Wild Movie Poster Image
age 9+
Thrilling, sometimes intense adventure teaches resilience.
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(Release Year: 2020)
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Odd Squad: Odd Beginnings TV Poster Image
age 5+
Problem-solving team takes resourcefulness on the road.
Network: PBS Kids
(2020)
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The Thief Knot: A Greenglass House Story Book Poster Image
age 10+
Intrepid tweens hunt down kidnappers in intriguing mystery.
By Kate Milford
(2020)
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A Shaun the Sheep Movie: Farmageddon Movie Poster Image
age 5+
Delightful family-friendly sequel has positive themes.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2020)
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Dreams Game Poster Image
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age 10+
Extraordinary collection of powerful content-creation tools.
Platforms: PlayStation 4
(2020)
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Sonic the Hedgehog Movie Poster Image
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age 8+
Carrey lights up video game movie; peril, some drinking.
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(Release Year: 2020)
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Ember Queen: Ash Princess, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 14+
Angsty, slow burn of a finale ultimately satisfies.
By Laura Sebastian
(2020)
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Frozen 2 Movie Poster Image
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age 6+
Slightly darker sequel charms with catchy songs, messages.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2019)
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Ashlords Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Alchemy and magical horses star in solid dystopian tale.
By Scott Reintgen
(2020)
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All the Stars and Teeth, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 14+
Swirl of cool magical ideas has mermaids, sea monsters, too.
By Adalyn Grace
(2020)
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Diana: Princess of the Amazons Book Poster Image
age 8+
Vibrant, gentle origin story shows Wonder Woman as tween.
By Shannon Hale, Dean Hale
(2020)
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Zombie Army 4: Dead War Game Poster Image
age 18+
Mature Nazi zombie shooter has engaging, fast-paced action.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2020)
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Jack Book Series Book Poster Image
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age 5+
Fun series, but few consequences for bunny's behavior.
By Mac Barnett
(2019)
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Scary Stories for Young Foxes Book Poster Image
age 10+
Intense, violent horror adventure is riveting and haunting.
By Christian McKay Heidicker
(2019)
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37 Seconds Movie Poster Image
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age 15+
Intimate look at coming of age of woman with disability.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2020)
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The Famous Five Adventure Game App Poster Image
age 7+
Kids read and drive the story in fantastically fun whodunit.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2020)
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The Hand on the Wall: Truly Devious, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 14+
Boarding school mystery finale is a twisty paget-turner.
By Maureen Johnson
(2020)
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A Heart So Fierce and Broken: Cursebreaker, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 14+
Riveting tale pits love and magic against cruelty and gore.
By Brigid Kemmerer
(2020)
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Thronebreaker: The Witcher Tales Game Poster Image
age 13+
Role-playing/card game hybrid has strong female characters.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2020)
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Journey to the Savage Planet Game Poster Image
age 13+
Sci-fi romp has sense of humor, also blood and adult themes.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2020)
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