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Ashlords Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Alchemy and magical horses star in solid dystopian tale.
By Scott Reintgen
(2020)
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Costume Quest: Heroes on Holiday TV Poster Image
age 8+
Charming holiday-themed special promotes teamwork, kindness.
Network: Amazon Prime Video
(2019)
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The Good Thieves Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Kids fight gangsters in thrilling, heart-filled 1920s tale.
By Katherine Rundell
(2019)
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My Adventures with Santa Movie Poster Image
age 8+
Some potty humor, bullying in lame Christmas movie.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2019)
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Harvest Moon: Mad Dash Game Poster Image
age 8+
Solo/co-op puzzler emphasizes speed over strategy.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4
(2019)
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Pumpkinheads Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Delightful graphic novel about friendship, food, and fall.
By Rainbow Rowell
(2019)
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The Biggest Little Farm Movie Poster Image
age 8+
Poignant, thought-provoking docu about sustainable living.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2019)
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Cinderella Liberator Book Poster Image
age 8+
Fresh take on classic tale boosts being true, free self.
By Rebecca Solnit
(2019)
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Rival Stars Horse Racing App Poster Image
age 12+
All-ages horse racing sim is hardly the sport of kings.
Devices: iPhone, iPad, Android
(2019)
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The Nutcracker and the Four Realms Movie Poster Image
age 8+
Disney's take on Christmas classic is colorful but intense.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2018)
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A Christmas in Royal Fashion Movie Poster Image
age 8+
Festive romance isn't original but promotes kindness.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2018)
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Elliot: The Littlest Reindeer Movie Poster Image
age 8+
Animated reindeer tale has nice messages but nasty bite.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2018)
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I'll Be Next Door for Christmas Movie Poster Image
age 12+
Zany family comedy has a little swearing, sexual innuendo.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2018)
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Holly Star Movie Poster Image
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age 12+
Some drinking, cursing in so-so holiday romcom.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2018)
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Goosebumps 2: Slappy's Haunted Christmas App Poster Image
age 8+
Poorly made movie tie-in offers little entertainment value.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2018)
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A Wedding for Christmas Movie Poster Image
age 8+
Predictable holiday romance about being true to yourself.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2018)
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Saving Winslow Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Gentle, moving story about loving bravely despite risk.
By Sharon Creech
(2018)
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Sonic Mania Plus Game Poster Image
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age 8+
Speedy action game's new content kicks it into overdrive.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2018)
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Riding Lessons: Ellen & Ned, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Kind, horsey story spotlights adoption and empathy.
By Jane Smiley
(2018)
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The Penderwicks at Last Book Poster Image
age 8+
Charming, funny series finale comes full circle.
By Jeanne Birdsall
(2018)
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