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Sega Ages Shinobi Game Poster Image
age 10+
Ninja action slashes its way to Nintendo's screen.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch
(2020)
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The Conference of the Birds:  Miss Peregrine's Peculiar Children, Book 5 Book Poster Image
age 13+
Fifth in creepy series delivers chills and suspense.
By Ransom Riggs
(2020)
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Shadowshaper Legacy: The Shadowshaper Cypher, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 13+
Great urban cast drives magical fantasy finale.
By Daniel Jose Older
(2020)
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Wizardry: Labyrinth of Lost Souls Game Poster Image
age 13+
Adventure remake is repetitive, shows its age.
Platforms: Windows
(2020)
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Maleficent: Mistress of Evil Movie Poster Image
age 10+
Powerful queens go to war in intense, dark fantasy sequel.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2019)
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Chosen: Slayer, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 13+
Demon-slaying sequel has more wit and angst.
By Kiersten White
(2020)
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Paradise Hills Movie Poster Image
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age 13+
Beautiful visuals, muddled logic in moody sci-fi drama.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2019)
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Song of the Crimson Flower Book Poster Image
age 13+
Absorbing companion story to Asian-inspired fantasy series.
By Julie C. Dao
(2019)
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Sayonara Wild Hearts Game Poster Image
age 10+
Fun, stylistic journey to save universe and a broken heart.
Platforms: Apple Arcade, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Windows
(2019)
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Wonder Boy: The Dragon's Trap App Poster Image
age 10+
Classic 2D action game has monsters and mild violence.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2019)
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Battle Breakers App Poster Image
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age 13+
Confusing fantasy mess takes control from players' hands.
Devices: iPhone, Android
(2019)
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Heroland Game Poster Image
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age 13+
Clever theme park tale has mature themes and dialogue.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Windows
(2019)
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Return of the Temujai: Brotherband Chronicles, Book 8 Book Poster Image
age 10+
Eighth adventure stays fresh with suspense and high stakes.
By John Flanagan
(2019)
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Vader Immortal: A Star Wars VR Series - Episode III Game Poster Image
age 13+
VR adventure in a galaxy far away reaches its epic finale.
Platforms: Oculus Quest, Oculus Rift
(2019)
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Pet Book Poster Image
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age 13+
Girl hunts for a monster in strange, beautiful fantasy.
By Akwaeke Emezi
(2019)
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The Fowl Twins Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Artemis Fowl spin-off is clever and action-packed.
By Eoin Colfer
(2019)
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Planet Zoo Game Poster Image
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age 10+
Deep, attractive, fun zoo sim has some tech issues.
Platforms: Windows
(2019)
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White Snake Movie Poster Image
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age 13+
Chinese folklore-based adventure is dark, violent, sensual.
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(Release Year: 2019)
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Sparklite Game Poster Image
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age 10+
Retro adventure is a fresh mix of nostalgia and challenge.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2019)
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Romancing SaGa 3 Game Poster Image
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age 13+
Timeless tale tells an epic story with a personal touch.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Windows
(2019)
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