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Armstrong Movie Poster Image
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age 8+
Portrait of an American hero celebrates humility, hard work.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2019)
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More to the Story Book Poster Image
age 8+
Warm Little Women update stars Pakistani American sisters.
By Hena Khan
(2019)
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Some Places More Than Others Book Poster Image
age 8+
Tween girl helps heal family rift in charming novel.
By Renée Watson
(2019)
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Tom Gates Series Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Homework-dodging 10-year-old brings laughs, heart, doodles.
By L. Pichon
(2015)
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Cape: The League of Secret Heroes, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Tween superheroes battle Nazis, prejudice in exciting story.
By Kate Hannigan
(2019)
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Escape From the Isle of the Lost: Descendants, Book 4 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Fun, upbeat villain-kids romp sets up movie finale.
By Melissa de la Cruz
(2019)
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Cinderella Liberator Book Poster Image
age 8+
Fresh take on classic tale boosts being true, free self.
By Rebecca Solnit
(2019)
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DJ Cinderella Movie Poster Image
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age 8+
Spin on classic fairy tale is energetic but predictable.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2019)
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Jaclyn Hyde Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Sci-fi fun as a perfectionist's potion makes her a monster.
By Annabeth Bondor-Stone, Connor White
(2019)
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The Pack - NYSCI App Poster Image
age 8+
Unique environmental game marred by lack of instructions.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2019)
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Where Is? Series Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Interesting, fun facts about natural and human-made places.
By Who HQ, et al.
(2015)
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The Strangers: Greystone Secrets, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Kids travel to another dimension in clever sci-fi adventure.
By Margaret Peterson Haddix
(2019)
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Caterpillar Summer Book Poster Image
age 8+
Touching tale of girl's summer with brother, family secrets.
By Gillian McDunn
(2019)
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Dear America: The Story of an Undocumented Citizen: Young Readers' Edition Book Poster Image
age 8+
Gripping biography of undocumented prize-winning journalist.
By Jose Antonio Vargas
(2019)
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Forager Game Poster Image
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age 8+
Repetitive resource gathering that's hard to put down.
Platforms: Linux, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Windows
(2019)
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Mirai Movie Poster Image
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age 8+
Sweet, magical family adventure is best for older kids.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2018)
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Dumbo Movie Poster Image
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age 8+
Visually impressive remake is sweet but sometimes dark.
In Theaters Now
(Release Year: 2019)
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Seek by iNaturalist App Poster Image
age 8+
Snap photos, spot species with kid-friendly citizen science.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2019)
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Minor Incidents and Absolute Uncertainties: Frazzled, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Abbie overcomes Outdoor School anxiety in hilarious sequel.
By Booki Vivat
(2019)
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Board Kings App Poster Image
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age 8+
Familiar board game formula gets messy with multiplayer.
Devices: iPhone, iPad, Android
(2019)
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