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Bee Simulator Game Poster Image
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age 8+
Take flight and "bee" what the hive is buzzing about.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2019)
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Seek by iNaturalist App Poster Image
age 8+
Snap photos, spot species with kid-friendly citizen science.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2019)
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Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Getaway Book Poster Image
age 8+
Funny, milder 12th tale plumbs travel fears on Xmas holiday.
By Jeff Kinney
(2017)
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The Battlemage: Summoner, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 13+
High-action demon battles thrill in trilogy finale.
By Taran Matharu
(2017)
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StarCraft with Brood War Expansion Game Poster Image
age 13+
Fantastic, and now free, sci-fi strategy game for teens.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2017)
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Mekazoo Game Poster Image
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age 8+
Fun arcade side-scrolling platformer for young and old.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2016)
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Animal Crossing: New Leaf Welcome amiibo Game Poster Image
age 8+
Friendly town sim gets updated with whole new way to play.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2016)
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DK Eyewitness Books Series Book Poster Image
age 8+
Great reference books on many topics for young readers.
By Juliette Clutton-Brock
(2014)
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Kulipari: An Army of Frogs TV Poster Image
age 8+
Graphic novels inspire fantastic -- but violent -- series.
Network: Netflix
(2016)
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Beast Machines: Transformers TV Poster Image
age 8+
Exciting, violent action continues robotic animal story.
Network: Syndicated
(1999)
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Battleborn Game Poster Image
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age 13+
Cartoon shooter is less graphic than most others in genre.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2016)
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Epistory - Typing Chronicles Game Poster Image
age 8+
Colorful adventure will push typing skills to the limit.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2016)
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Unravel Game Poster Image
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age 8+
Poetic platformer with themes of family, friends, aging.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2016)
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Firefly Hollow Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Sweet, poignant tale of loss, friendship, following dreams.
By Alison McGhee
(2015)
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Spider: Rite of the Shrouded Moon Game Poster Image
age 8+
Arachnid spins unconventional action with some repetition.
Platforms: Linux, Mac, Windows, iPhone
(2015)
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Godzilla Game Poster Image
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age 13+
Irradiated monster brawler loses power in gameplay, visuals.
Platforms: PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4
(2015)
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Sparticl Website Poster Image
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age 13+
Great science resource, but advanced content can stump kids.
URL: http://www.sparticl.org/
(2015)
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Book of the Dead: TombQuest, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Straightforward mummy adventure with a side of gamer fun.
By Michael Northrop
(2015)
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Hidden Habitats TV Poster Image
age 8+
Beautiful, smart nature documentary has some tense moments.
Network: BBC America
(2014)
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Minuscule: Valley of the Lost Ants - A Fingerprint Network App App Poster Image
age 8+
Fun bug-themed racing game challenging but not impossible.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2014)
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