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Finding Stubby App Poster Image
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age 6+
Confusing ocean exploration tool only touches the surface.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2020)
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The SpongeBob Musical: Live on Stage! TV Poster Image
age 6+
Impressive visual production wows amid underwhelming story.
Network: Nickelodeon
(2019)
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Bernie the Dolphin 2 Movie Poster Image
age 6+
Family-friendly sequel has lovable dolphins and mild peril.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2019)
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47 Meters Down: Uncaged Movie Poster Image
age 13+
Poorly made shark sequel has some gory moments.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2019)
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Dolphy Dash App Poster Image
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age 6+
Frequent ads keep this underwater game from being seaworthy.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2019)
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Crown of Coral and Pearl Book Poster Image
age 13+
Exciting, well-paced royal fantasy marred by rushed ending.
By Mara Rutherford
(2019)
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Battlewake Game Poster Image
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age 13+
Fun VR shooter packs pirate action but lacks depth.
Platforms: HTC Vive, Oculus Rift, PlayStation VR
(2019)
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Song of the Abyss: Tower of Winds, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 13+
Bland, too-swift climax mars intriguing maritime fantasy.
By Makiia Lucier
(2019)
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Sleepiest: The Sleeping App App Poster Image
age 13+
Soothing sounds, stories introduce device to nightly ritual.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2019)
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We Hunt the Flame: Sands of Arawiya, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 13+
Intriguing, sometimes confusing fantasy with Arabian flare.
By Hafsah Faizal
(2019)
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Our Planet TV Poster Image
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age 6+
Gorgeous docuseries features animal life, nature's wonders.
Network: Netflix
(2019)
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Bernie the Dolphin Movie Poster Image
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age 6+
Amiable eco-tale is wholesome but lackluster.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2018)
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SpaceBob MerryPants TV Poster Image
age 6+
Absurdity overwhelms holiday spirit in so-so Christmas tale.
Network: Nickelodeon
(2018)
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Kingdom of the Blazing Phoenix:  Rise of the Empress, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 13+
Exciting fantasy sequel is less dark, more adventurous.
By Julie C. Dao
(2018)
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The Snow Queen: Fire and Ice Movie Poster Image
age 6+
Some weapons, peril in engaging fairy tale adventure.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2018)
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SpongeBob SquarePants: The Legend of Boo-Kini Bottom Movie Poster Image
age 6+
Surprises, mild scares in festive stop-motion special.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2017)
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A Thousand Beginnings and Endings Book Poster Image
age 13+
Modern authors meet Asian mythology in stellar anthology.
By Ellen Oh, Elsie Chapman
(2018)
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Shining Resonance Refrain Game Poster Image
age 13+
Huge adventure has slow intro but develops into grand tale.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2018)
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Isle of Blood and Stone: Tower of Winds, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 13+
Historical fantasy weaves clever mystery plot.
By Makiia Lucier
(2018)
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To Kill a Kingdom Book Poster Image
age 13+
Bold, imaginative sea-faring fantasy has unusual characters.
By Alexandra Christo
(2018)
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