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Ida B. Wells: Discovering History's Heroes Book Poster Image
age 7+
Inspiring biography of courageous civil rights pioneer.
By Diane Bailey
(2019)
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Train Kit Space App Poster Image
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age 5+
Design 3D landscapes for locomotives on other planets.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2019)
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Human Heroes Curie on Matter App Poster Image
age 7+
Historical science game with solid info doesn't radiate fun.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2019)
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Dancing Hands: How Teresa Carreño Played the Piano for President Lincoln Book Poster Image
age 5+
Beautiful historical picture book has stunning art.
By Margarita Engle
(2019)
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Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader? TV Poster Image
age 7+
Fun quiz show tests adults' knowledge of elementary topics.
Network: Nickelodeon
(2019)
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Bushwhacked! TV Poster Image
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age 7+
Australian adventure show highlights cultures, cool animals.
Network: Kids Central, Kidstream
(2012)
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A Computer Called Katherine: How Katherine Johnson Helped Put America on the Moon Book Poster Image
age 5+
Inspiring bio of brilliant NASA mathematician in the 1960s.
By Suzanne Slade
(2019)
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Libby, by OverDrive App Poster Image
age 5+
Browse, borrow books with online library; filters available.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2019)
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The Impossible Crime: Mac B., Kid Spy, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 7+
Inspired silliness in laugh-out-loud spy mystery.
By Mac Barnett
(2018)
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What's the Big Deal About Elections Book Poster Image
age 7+
Info-packed, kid-friendly look at voting in the USA.
By Ruby Shamir
(2018)
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Art Stories Wonders App Poster Image
age 7+
Cool info, but misses mark for controls, cultural content.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2018)
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Mac Undercover: Mac B., Kid Spy, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 7+
Rollicking spy adventure is loaded with humor.
By Mac Barnett
(2018)
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Blox 3D City Creator App Poster Image
age 7+
Blocky builder is solid but has tricky controls.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire
(2018)
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Mini Metro Game Poster Image
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age 7+
Mass transit simulator is simple, marvelous, hard to master.
Platforms: Mac, Nintendo Switch, Windows
(2018)
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The Who Was? Show TV Poster Image
age 7+
Fun books-inspired show intros kids to historical figures.
Network: Netflix
(2018)
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A Stone for Sascha Book Poster Image
age 5+
Beautiful art in wordless tale of loss and passage of time.
By Aaron Becker
(2018)
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No Truth Without Ruth: The Life of Ruth Bader Ginsburg Book Poster Image
age 7+
Meaty bio of RBG shows how she fought for women's rights.
By Kathleen Krull
(2018)
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When Calls the Heart: The  Heart of Homecoming Movie Poster Image
age 7+
Christmas comes to Hope Valley in wholesome, feel-good tale.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2018)
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Islandborn Book Poster Image
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age 5+
Vibrant memories of Caribbean island celebrate heritage.
By Junot Díaz
(2018)
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The Girl Who Ran: Bobbi Gibb, the First Woman to Run the Boston Marathon Book Poster Image
age 5+
Suspense, drama in tale of runner who helped break barrier.
By Frances Poletti, Kristina Yee
(2017)
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