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Sega Ages Puyo Puyo 2 Game Poster Image
age 8+
Classic puzzler has a new home but shows its age.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch
(2020)
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The Night Country: The Hazel Wood, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 13+
Tough teen battles dark magic in inventive fantasy sequel.
By Melissa Albert
(2020)
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Locke & Key TV Poster Image
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age 13+
Suspense abounds in creepy graphic novel adaptation.
Network: Netflix
(2020)
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Diana: Princess of the Amazons Book Poster Image
age 8+
Vibrant, gentle origin story shows Wonder Woman as tween.
By Shannon Hale, Dean Hale
(2020)
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Might & Magic: Chess Royale App Poster Image
age 13+
Tactical fantasy game throws players in the deep end.
Devices: iPhone, iPad, Android
(2020)
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Nameless Queen Book Poster Image
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age 13+
Clever heroine drives appealing fantasy of politics, magic.
By Rebecca McLaughlin
(2020)
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Thronebreaker: The Witcher Tales Game Poster Image
age 13+
Role-playing/card game hybrid has strong female characters.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2020)
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Oddworld: Stranger’s Wrath HD Game Poster Image
age 13+
Entertaining Western-themed action against strange outlaws.
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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Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE: Encore Game Poster Image
age 13+
Teen heroes make friends, fight evil, idolize pop stars.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch
(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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Power of a Princess: More Than a Princess, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Loyal friends rule in slow tale of brave, strong princess.
By E.D. Baker
(2019)
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The Owl House TV Poster Image
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age 8+
Engaging, quirky fantasy series has broad viewing appeal.
Network: Disney Channel
(2020)
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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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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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The Boy, the Dog and the Clown Movie Poster Image
age 8+
Whimsical friendship tale; some sadness and danger.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2019)
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