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All the Stars and Teeth, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 14+
Swirl of cool magical ideas has mermaids, sea monsters, too.
By Adalyn Grace
(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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Epoca: The Tree of Ecrof Book Poster Image
age 9+
Sports-themed magical fantasy values teamwork, character.
By Kobe Bryant, Ivy Claire
(2019)
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The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance Tactics Game Poster Image
age 10+
Simple strategy game closely tied to Netflix TV show.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2020)
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Waves Movie Poster Image
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age 16+
Intense drama reflects teen culture; substance use, cursing.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2019)
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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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Gretel & Hansel Movie Poster Image
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age 14+
Women take power in arty, violent fairy tale adaptation.
In Theaters Now
(Release Year: 2020)
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Echoes Between Us Book Poster Image
age 13+
Teens haunted by more than ghosts in contrived romance.
By Katie McGarry
(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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Going Down Home with Daddy Book Poster Image
age 6+
Beautiful book about a very special family reunion.
By Kelly Starling Lyons
(2020)
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A Heart So Fierce and Broken: Cursebreaker, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 14+
Riveting tale pits love and magic against cruelty and gore.
By Brigid Kemmerer
(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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Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire Ultimate Edition Game Poster Image
age 16+
Definitive sequel is rich with content, depth, and choice.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2020)
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The Beautiful Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Steamy, atmospheric paranormal romance set in New Orleans.
By Renee Ahdieh
(2020)
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Normal: One Kid's Extraordinary Journey Book Poster Image
age 10+
Inspiring, graphic story of boy with facial differences.
By Magdalena Newman, Nathaniel Newman
(2020)
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The Crystal Maze TV Poster Image
age 7+
Fun, family-friendly game show based on Brit classic.
Network: Nickelodeon
(2020)
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A Sun Movie Poster Image
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age 16+
Powerful, mature family drama with violence, swearing.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2020)
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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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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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Kingdom Hearts III: Re:Mind Game Poster Image
age 10+
OK expansion covers old ground, adds maddening difficulty.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Xbox One
(2020)
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