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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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Neo Atlas 1469 Game Poster Image
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age 10+
16th century exploration sim uncovers new world of strategy.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch, Windows
(2019)
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Deathcaster: Shattered Realms, Book 4 Book Poster Image
age 13+
Exciting finale has battles, spies, romance, magic, dragons.
By Cinda Williams Chima
(2019)
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Kingdom Hearts III Game Poster Image
age 10+
Cartoon tale has good messages but loads of commercialism.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Xbox One
(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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The Unwanted: Stories of the Syrian Refugees Book Poster Image
age 13+
Compassionate graphic novel account of refugees' struggle.
By Don Brown
(2018)
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Nightblood: The Frostblood Saga, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 13+
Lovers' quarrels stifle this dark fantasy finale.
By Elly Blake
(2018)
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Adventure Time: Pirates of the Enchiridion Game Poster Image
age 10+
Light cartoon adventure based on show limited by tech flaws.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2018)
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Daughter of the Siren Queen: Daughter of the Pirate King, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 13+
Snarky, slashy pirate princess returns in gory revenge romp.
By Tricia Levenseller
(2018)
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Murderous Pursuits Game Poster Image
age 13+
Cunning cat-and-mouse play has mild blood but gets stale.
Platforms: Windows
(2018)
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Stormcaster: Shattered Realms, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 13+
Spies, pirates, palace intrigue heat up complex tale.
By Cinda Williams Chima
(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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Ni No Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom Game Poster Image
age 10+
Fantasy RPG with mild violence, good role models, messages.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Windows
(2018)
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Sea of Thieves Game Poster Image
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age 13+
Pirate sim promotes teamwork but has unmonitored chat.
Platforms: Windows, Xbox One
(2018)
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Iconoclasts Game Poster Image
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age 13+
Ambitious, philosophical action title is a delightful joy.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, Windows
(2018)
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The Caldera: Brotherband Chronicles, Book 7 Book Poster Image
age 10+
Slow start builds to exciting with pirates and a volcano.
By John Flanagan
(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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It's Quiz Time Game Poster Image
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age 10+
Fun party trivia game with many categories and questions.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2017)
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From Other Suns Game Poster Image
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age 13+
Stellar sci-fi VR shooter blasts off with fast-paced action.
Platforms: Oculus Rift
(2017)
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Disneyland Adventures Game Poster Image
age 10+
Despite mild fantasy violence, great tour of amusement park.
Platforms: Windows, Xbox One
(2017)
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