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Assassin's Creed Odyssey – Discovery Tour: Ancient Greece Game Poster Image
age 12+
Education-focused historical tours without mature content.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2019)
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Tolkien Movie Poster Image
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age 12+
Cautious biopic about LOTR author has intense war scenes.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2019)
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Spin the Dawn: The Blood of Stars, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 12+
Teen unravels secrets of sewing in sharp, unusual fantasy.
By Elizabeth Lim
(2019)
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My Child Lebensborn App Poster Image
age 12+
Moving, immersive role-play about post-WWII discrimination.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2019)
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They Called Us Enemy Book Poster Image
age 12+
Powerful graphic memoir of actor's internment as a child.
By George Takei, Justin Eisinger, Steven Scott
(2019)
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Skulls of the Shogun: Bone-A-Fide Edition Game Poster Image
age 12+
Challenging turn-based strategy game with skeleton warriors.
Platforms: Mac, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, Windows, Xbox 360
(2019)
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The Chosen: Contender, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 12+
Deadly Maze Runner-like contest with Romans and dinosaurs.
By Taran Matharu
(2019)
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Unearthed TV Poster Image
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age 12+
Science and archeology show informative but a little dry.
Network: SCIENCE
(2016)
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First to the Moon Movie Poster Image
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age 12+
Informative docu on Apollo 8 is too slow for younger kids.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2018)
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Vambrace: Cold Soul Game Poster Image
age 12+
Tough side-scrolling tale has some fantasy violence.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch, Windows
(2019)
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Castlevania: Anniversary Collection Game Poster Image
age 12+
Classic action games have lots of vampires, a bit of blood.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2019)
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On Thin Ice Movie Poster Image
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age 12+
Inspiring docu on athletes who have faced prejudice.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2019)
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Knock Down the House Movie Poster Image
age 12+
Outstanding docu about underdog congressional hopefuls.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2019)
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Behind the Curve Movie Poster Image
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age 12+
Excellent, relevant docu about conspiracy theories.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2018)
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Shadowgate Game Poster Image
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age 12+
Nostalgic game with non-graphic violence will test skills.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch, Windows
(2019)
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On the Basis of Sex Movie Poster Image
age 12+
Well-acted if uneven biopic about RBG's early life, career.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2018)
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White Rose Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Intense, inspiring story of students who defied the Nazis.
By Kip Wilson
(2019)
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The Best of Enemies Movie Poster Image
age 12+
Well-intentioned but one-sided race drama has iffy messages.
In Theaters Now
(Release Year: 2019)
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We Read Too App Poster Image
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age 12+
Resource to find diverse books for kids makes search easier.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2019)
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Nelke and the Legendary Alchemists: Ateliers of the New World Game Poster Image
age 12+
Lighthearted town builder almost plays itself.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4
(2019)
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