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Super Monkey Ball: Banana Blitz HD Game Poster Image
age 10+
A little mini-game monkey business holds back HD remake.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One
(2019)
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Dear Sweet Pea Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Thoughtful tale tackles middle grade, divorce, body image.
By Julie Murphy
(2019)
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The Lion King Movie Poster Image
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age 8+
Visually stunning remake is darker, more violent.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2019)
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Destiny Connect: Tick-Tock Travelers Game Poster Image
age 10+
Friendly time travel-tale is light-hearted but text-heavy.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4
(2019)
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Project Middle School: Hope: Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Relatable tale of girl finding her voice at new school.
By Alyssa Milano, Debbie Rigaud
(2019)
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Sunny Rolls the Dice Book Poster Image
age 10+
Funny graphic novel tale of friendship, '70s middle school.
By Jennifer L. Holm
(2019)
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A Tale of Magic Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Imaginative, lively tale launches Land of Stories prequels.
By Chris Colfer
(2019)
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The Tyrant's Tomb: The Trials of Apollo, Book 4 Book Poster Image
age 10+
Apollo atones as the exciting mythological mayhem continues.
By Rick Riordan
(2019)
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White Bird: A Wonder Story Book Poster Image
age 10+
Moving WWII graphic novel has loss, offers hope for future.
By R.J. Palacio
(2019)
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Snoopy's Town Tale App Poster Image
age 10+
Classic Peanuts fun comes with a heavy dose of ads.
Devices: iPhone, Android
(2019)
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Trine 4: The Nightmare Prince Game Poster Image
age 10+
Gorgeous, brain-teasing fantasy teamwork adventure.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2019)
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Beverly, Right Here Book Poster Image
age 10+
Compelling tale of runaway teen and her quirky new friends.
By Kate DiCamillo
(2019)
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Heidi, Bienvenida a casa TV Poster Image
age 8+
Argentine adaptation of Heidi is musical fun for tweens.
Network: Netflix
(2017)
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Weird Little Robots Book Poster Image
age 8+
Girls find friendship and love of science in engaging story.
By Carolyn Crimi
(2019)
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Look Both Ways: A Tale Told in Ten Blocks Book Poster Image
age 10+
Moving, interwoven stories of Black middle schoolers.
By Jason Reynolds
(2019)
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Silver Meadows Summer Book Poster Image
age 8+
Poignant story of Puerto Rican girl adapting to life in U.S.
By Emma Otheguy
(2019)
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Alien Superstar, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Alien navigates Hollywood in funny, fast-paced series start.
By Henry Winkler, Lin Oliver
(2019)
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Not If I Can Help It Book Poster Image
age 8+
Genuine kid voice wavers in tale of divorce and disability.
By Carolyn Mackler
(2019)
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Odd Gods Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Funny tale of misfit non-gods in Mt. Olympus middle school.
By David Slavin, Daniel Weitzman
(2019)
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Emmy in the Key of Code Book Poster Image
age 10+
Coding, music and friendship in inspiring free-verse novel.
By Aimee Lucido
(2019)
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