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The Lifters Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Quirky fable promotes family, community, teamwork.
By Dave Eggers
(2018)
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BAFL - Brakes Are for Losers Game Poster Image
age 8+
Simple arcade racer with cartoony crashes fun for all ages.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch, Windows
(2018)
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Potions & Parameters: Secret Coders, Book 5 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Hint of romance in funny, high-energy graphic novel.
By Gene Luen Yang
(2018)
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Nintendo Labo Toy-Con Variety Kit Game Poster Image
age 8+
Unique making experience melds crafting with video games.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch
(2018)
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Gravel Game Poster Image
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age 8+
Fun arcade-style off-road racing game for all ages.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2018)
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The Truth as Told by Mason Buttle Book Poster Image
age 8+
Riveting, poignant drama explores kindness, friendship.
By Leslie Connor
(2018)
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Easy Spelling Aid + Translator & Dyslexia Support App Poster Image
age 5+
Easily converts speech to text, translates 30 languages.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire
(2018)
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The First Rule of Punk Book Poster Image
age 8+
Creative Latina finds her voice and pride in spirited tale.
By Celia C. Pérez
(2017)
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Team BFF: Race to the Finish!: Girls Who Code, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Fun adventure about working as a team and crushing on a boy.
By Stacia Deutsch
(2017)
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The Whiz Mob and the Grenadine Kid Book Poster Image
age 8+
Charming, twisty caper about kid pickpockets in France.
By Colin Meloy
(2017)
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The 12 Sleighs of Christmas Book Poster Image
age 5+
Elves compete to make Santa new sleigh in imaginative tale.
By Sherri Duskey Rinker
(2017)
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EngiNerds, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Rogue robots, realistic friendships in smart series launch.
By Jarrett Lerner
(2017)
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Forza Motorsport 7 Game Poster Image
age 8+
Exceptional racing sim takes the checkered flag.
Platforms: Windows, Xbox One
(2017)
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The Period Book: A Girl's Guide to Growing Up Book Poster Image
age 8+
Very informative -- but limited -- sex ed book for girls.
By Karen Gravelle
(2017)
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Ordinary Mishaps and Inevitable Catastrophes: Frazzled, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 8+
More middle school anxiety in funny graphic novel.
By Booki Vivat
(2017)
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Unidentified Suburban Object Book Poster Image
age 8+
Quirky take on identity is surprising and funny.
By Mike Jung
(2017)
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The Exact Location of Home Book Poster Image
age 8+
Moving story of boy losing his home and finding resilience.
By Kate Messner
(2017)
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Redout: Lightspeed Edition Game Poster Image
age 8+
Amusing fast-paced racer for futuristic speed demons.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Xbox One
(2017)
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Car Kit App Poster Image
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age 5+
Design fun roadways and cities, drive around your creations.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2017)
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The Friendship Code: Girls Who Code, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Girls learn coding, solve problems in fun, easy mystery.
By Stacia Deutsch
(2017)
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