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A New Beginning: Ranger's Apprentice: The Royal Ranger, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 11+
Promising spin-off series start with the first girl Ranger!
By John Flanagan
(2013)
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while True: learn() App Poster Image
age 13+
Creative AI introduction would benefit from in-game hints.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2019)
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To Be of Service Movie Poster Image
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age 13+
Raw, honest documentary gets real about postwar trauma.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2019)
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Super Size Me 2: Holy Chicken! Movie Poster Image
age 11+
Revealing fast-food docu has some language, animal violence.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2019)
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Dragon Quest XI S: Echoes of an Elusive Age - Definitive Edition Game Poster Image
age 13+
Fun cartoonish fantasy tale has bloodless turn-based combat.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch
(2019)
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Animal Farm: The Graphic Novel Book Poster Image
age 13+
Compelling adaptation of classic satire rooted in reality.
By George Orwell
(2019)
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Fire Emblem: Three Houses Game Poster Image
age 13+
Tough strategy game forces players to make hard choices.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch
(2019)
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Rock My Heart Movie Poster Image
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age 13+
Warmhearted horse tale has sad moments, cursing.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2019)
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Donut Dog: Feed your focus! App Poster Image
age 11+
Fun focus timer has four paws -- and a few flaws.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2019)
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Unbridled Movie Poster Image
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age 13+
Faith-based drama is heartfelt but amateurish, overlong.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2019)
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Sid Meier's Civilization VI: Gathering Storm Game Poster Image
age 11+
Major expansion improves already fantastic world simulator.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2019)
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Tales of Vesperia: Definitive Edition Game Poster Image
age 13+
Fantastic new edition of a classic adventure.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2019)
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Okami HD Game Poster Image
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age 13+
Stunning adventure feels like an art painting come to life.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 2, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2018)
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Isle of Dogs Movie Poster Image
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age 11+
Wondrous, bittersweet, funny, edgy animated canine story.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2018)
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Age of Empires: Definitive Edition Game Poster Image
age 13+
Updated historic strategy has great tactics, bloody combat.
Platforms: Windows
(2018)
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Shadow of the Colossus (PS4) Game Poster Image
age 13+
Beautiful, mysterious, haunting tale gets new life on PS4.
Platforms: PlayStation 4
(2018)
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Into the Bright Unknown: Gold Seer Trilogy, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 13+
Exciting series finale in lawless 1850 San Francisco.
By Rae Carson
(2017)
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Jane, Unlimited Book Poster Image
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age 13+
Five offbeat, inventive stories in one wild mansion.
By Kristin Cashore
(2017)
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Shadowhouse Fall: The Shadowshaper Cypher, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 13+
Compelling fantasy gets into race issues of spirits, police.
By Daniel Jose Older
(2017)
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Megan Leavey Movie Poster Image
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age 13+
Poignant, earnest drama about a Marine and her war dog.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2017)
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