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To Night Owl From Dogfish Book Poster Image
age 10+
Sweet, funny tween tale of friendship and family.
By Holly Goldberg Sloan, Meg Wolitzer
(2019)
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The Lego Movie 2 Videogame Game Poster Image
age 10+
Everything is awesome in this master building movie tie-in.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2019)
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The Unsung Hero of Birdsong, USA Book Poster Image
age 10+
Sweet, deft, thought-provoking tale of the Jim Crow South.
By Brenda Woods
(2019)
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DreamWorks Dragons Dawn of New Riders Game Poster Image
age 10+
Fun but shallow adventure tied to the "Dragons" movies.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2019)
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Yo-Kai Watch 3 Game Poster Image
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age 10+
Improved Yo-Kai Watch tale is the biggest and best yet.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(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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Max and the Midknights Book Poster Image
age 8+
Witty, deep, inclusive kids’ adventure in the Middle Ages.
By Lincoln Peirce
(2019)
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The Nutcracker and the Four Realms Movie Poster Image
age 8+
Disney's take on Christmas classic is colorful but intense.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2018)
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The Beloved World of Sonia Sotomayor Book Poster Image
age 10+
Inspiring memoir teaches kids to dream big.
By Sonia Sotomayor
(2019)
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Ghost Boys Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Heavy look at black kids killed due to bigotry.
By Jewell Parker Rhodes
(2018)
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The Bookshop Movie Poster Image
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age 10+
Bittersweet period drama about the joys of reading.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2018)
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Bakugan: Battle Planet TV Poster Image
age 8+
Marketing tie-ins overwhelm in violent franchise reboot.
Network: Cartoon Network
(2019)
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The Unteachables Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Triumph, life lessons fill hysterical middle school romp.
By Gordon Korman
(2019)
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New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe Game Poster Image
age 8+
Mario & friends bring fast-paced Wii U classics to Switch.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch
(2019)
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Ana Maria Reyes Does Not Live in a Castle Book Poster Image
age 10+
Captivating tale of girl diving into her Dominican roots.
By Hilda Eunice Burgos
(2918)
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The Baby-Sitters Club Series Book Poster Image
age 8+
Fun, updated graphic novel version has deep layers.
By Raina Telgemeier, Gale Galligan, Ann M. Martin
(2015)
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Ogre Enchanted Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Girl becomes ogre in imaginative "Ella Enchanted" spin-off.
By Gail Carson Levine
(2018)
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Prince of Peoria TV Poster Image
age 8+
So-so buddy comedy plays on teens' mismatched personalities.
Network: Netflix
(2018)
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Lu: Track, Book 4 Book Poster Image
age 10+
Heartfelt ending to award-winning series on sports and life.
By Jason Reynolds
(2018)
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