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Smek for President!: The Smek Smeries, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Girl blasts off to alien moon in wacky, wise sci-fi sequel.
By Adam Rex
(2015)
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Sunless Sea Game Poster Image
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age 8+
A seafaring game of discovery and survival.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2015)
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Destination Sol Game Poster Image
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age 8+
Space RPG packs redundant play, tricky controls.
Platforms: Linux, Windows
(2015)
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Gravity Ghost Game Poster Image
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age 8+
Beautiful puzzler explores life, death, and relationships.
Platforms: Linux, Mac, Windows
(2015)
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Story Thieves, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Kids jump in and out of book worlds in wacky series start.
By James Riley
(2015)
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Lowriders in Space, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Pedal-to-the-metal graphic novel celebrates Latino culture.
By Cathy Camper
(2014)
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The Map to Everywhere Book Poster Image
age 8+
Thrilling fantasy series opener makes a great read-aloud.
By Carrie Ryan, John Parke Davis
(2014)
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TeleStory App Poster Image
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age 8+
Super fun movie maker lets kids star in their own creations.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2014)
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Star Wars Rebels: Spark of Rebellion Movie Poster Image
age 8+
Exciting movie boasts strong characters, positive messages.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2014)
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Pac-Man and the Ghostly Adventures 2 Game Poster Image
age 8+
Pac-Man and his friends bite into a mediocre platformer.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo Wii U, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360
(2014)
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Star Wars Rebels TV Poster Image
age 8+
Exciting series is violent but has positive messages, too.
Network: Disney XD
(2014)
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The Terror of the Southlands: The Very Nearly Honorable League of Pirates, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Girl battles scallywags, ball gowns in fast-paced sequel.
By Caroline Carlson
(2014)
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Seagulls Don't Eat Pickles: Fish Finelli, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Bright, likable boy anchors fun seaside mystery adventure.
By E.S. Farber
(2014)
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Galaxy's Most Wanted, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Summer camp gets alien visitors in silly, fun adventure.
By John Kloepfer
(2014)
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Tynker Website Poster Image
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age 8+
Coding concepts made fun with paid courses, free games.
URL: http://www.tynker.com
(2014)
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Here Be Monsters! The Ratbridge Chronicles, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Friendly monsters help boy in quirky, wildly whimsical tale.
By Alan Snow
(2006)
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The Hero's Guide to Being an Outlaw Book Poster Image
age 8+
Sweet, silly, swashbuckling end to fairy-tale saga.
By Christopher Healy
(2014)
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Stan Lee's Mighty 7: Beginnings Movie Poster Image
age 8+
Unlikely hero team has positive social messages for kids.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2014)
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Horrible Histories Website Poster Image
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age 8+
Edgy, goofy history site pushes product over past.
URL: http://horrible-histories.co.uk
(2014)
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NaissanceE Game Poster Image
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age 8+
Surreal exploration of claustrophobia and confusion.
Platforms: Windows
(2014)
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