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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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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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Dragon Quest XI S: Echoes of an Elusive Age - Definitive Edition Game Poster Image
age 13+
Fun cartoonish fantasy tale has bloodless turn-based combat.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch
(2019)
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Animal Farm: The Graphic Novel Book Poster Image
age 13+
Compelling adaptation of classic satire rooted in reality.
By George Orwell
(2019)
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Assassin's Creed Odyssey – Discovery Tour: Ancient Greece Game Poster Image
age 10+
Education-focused historical tours without mature content.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2019)
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Black Beauty Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Classic horse novel has be-kind-to-animals message.
By Anna Sewell
(1887)
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Fire Emblem: Three Houses Game Poster Image
age 13+
Tough strategy game forces players to make hard choices.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch
(2019)
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Rock My Heart Movie Poster Image
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age 13+
Warmhearted horse tale has sad moments, cursing.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2019)
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The True History of Lyndie B. Hawkins Book Poster Image
age 10+
Well-told Southern tale touches on suicide, alcoholism.
By Gail Shepherd
(2019)
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Unbridled Movie Poster Image
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age 13+
Faith-based drama is heartfelt but amateurish, overlong.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2019)
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Tasty Town App Poster Image
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age 10+
Yummy look at the restaurant biz from farm to table.
Devices: iPhone, iPad, Android
(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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Sid Meier's Civilization VI (Switch) Game Poster Image
age 10+
Educational world simulator is a perfect fit for Switch.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch
(2018)
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Urban Country Movie Poster Image
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age 10+
Sincere, wholesome drama overcomes clichéd plot.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2018)
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The Burning Maze: The Trials of Apollo, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 10+
Evil Caligula reigns again in high-action Apollo sequel.
By Rick Riordan
(2018)
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Scribblenauts Showdown Game Poster Image
age 10+
Departure for vocabulary-building series gets repetitive.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One
(2018)
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The Book of Boy Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Boy seeks relics in fun, mystical Middle Ages fantasy.
By Catherine Gilbert Murdock
(2018)
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Age of Empires: Definitive Edition Game Poster Image
age 13+
Updated historic strategy has great tactics, bloody combat.
Platforms: Windows
(2018)
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Sid Meier's Civilization VI: Rise and Fall Game Poster Image
age 10+
World sim expansion helps foster kids' love of history.
Platforms: Windows
(2018)
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Shadow of the Colossus (PS4) Game Poster Image
age 13+
Beautiful, mysterious, haunting tale gets new life on PS4.
Platforms: PlayStation 4
(2018)
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