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The Fowl Twins Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Artemis Fowl spin-off is clever and action-packed.
By Eoin Colfer
(2019)
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The Secret Commonwealth: The Book of Dust, Book 2: Book Poster Image
age 15+
Deeply philosophical fantasy for mature teens and adults.
By Philip Pullman
(2019)
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LEGO DUPLO WORLD App Poster Image
age 2+
Branded blocks build early skills with co-play, mini-games.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2019)
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PlayKids - Learn Through Play App Poster Image
age 3+
Content galore includes shows, games; subscription needed.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2019)
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Catie's Amazing Machines TV Poster Image
age 3+
Stereotype-busting preschool show has lots of fun vehicles.
Network: Comcast Kid Central
(2018)
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The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance TV Poster Image
age 10+
Prequel saga is tense, violent, and a visual masterpiece.
Network: Netflix
(2019)
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Mr. Bloom's Nursery TV Poster Image
age 4+
Fun gardening series teaches kids about sustainability.
Network: YouTube
(2011)
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Mister Maker’s Arty Party TV Poster Image
age 4+
Creative kids' crafting series teaches art and entertains.
Network: YouTube
(2015)
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Mister Maker Comes To Town TV Poster Image
age 4+
Fun visits from expert inspire preschoolers to get creative.
Network: YouTube
(2010)
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80 Days App Poster Image
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age 13+
Unique adventure tale is cool, can be a bit hard to follow.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Windows app
(2019)
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The Wubbulous World of Dr. Seuss TV Poster Image
age 5+
Classic Dr. Seuss puppets are familiar and fun.
Network: Kidstream
(1997)
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Five Nights at Freddy's VR: Help Wanted Game Poster Image
age 15+
Classic survival horror franchise jump-scares to VR.
Platforms: HTC Vive, Oculus Rift, PlayStation VR
(2019)
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The Red Scrolls of Magic: The Eldest Curses, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 15+
Mature Shadowhunter series spin-off focuses on Alec, Magnus.
By Cassandra Clare, Wesley Chu
(2019)
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Thomas & Friends: Adventures! App Poster Image
age 6+
Thomas' educational world tour gets derailed by a pay wall.
Devices: iPhone, iPad, Android
(2019)
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A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood: The Poetry of Mister Rogers Book Poster Image
age 5+
Mister Rogers' songs stand up as uplifting, fun poems.
By Fred Rogers
(2019)
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Train - Code Visually App Poster Image
age 9+
Good concept but needs tutorial and on-screen guide.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2019)
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Sunless Skies Game Poster Image
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age 13+
Steampunk tale punishes all but the most diehard gamers.
Platforms: Linux, Mac, Windows
(2019)
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For a Muse of Fire Book Poster Image
age 12+
Captivating alternate-Asia fantasy has magic, suspense.
By Heidi Heilig
(2018)
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Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween Movie Poster Image
age 8+
Light frights in funny, tween-friendly creepfest.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2018)
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The Happytime Murders Movie Poster Image
age 17+
Vulgar humor outweighs positives in raunchy puppet movie.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2018)
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