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The Adventurer's Guide to Successful Escapes Book Poster Image
age 9+
Creative take on quest tale marred by hurried storytelling.
By Wade Albert White
(2016)
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The Secret Keepers Book Poster Image
age 9+
Slow-building, clever mystery with invisibility and traps.
By Trenton Lee Stewart
(2016)
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Alice Through the Looking Glass Movie Poster Image
age 9+
Uneven, less-violent sequel has girl-empowerment theme.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2016)
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Pokémon TCG Online App Poster Image
age 9+
Faithful but unstable digital version of original card game.
Devices: iPad, Android
(2016)
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T. Rowe Price Star Banks Adventure App Poster Image
age 9+
Match-3 game about money management not rich in learning.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2016)
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R.L. Stine's Mostly Ghostly: One Night in Doom House Movie Poster Image
age 9+
Live-action tale has spooky scares, teens in jeopardy.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2016)
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The Bronze Key: Magisterium, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Uneven magic-school threequel ends with jarring surprises.
By Holly Black, Cassandra Clare
(2016)
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Furthermore Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Kids race to save imprisoned dad in magical adventure.
By Tahereh Mafi
(2016)
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Style Savvy: Fashion Forward Game Poster Image
age 9+
Fuses creativity with business; ideal for young designers.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2016)
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Monster Hunt Movie Poster Image
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age 9+
Chinese fantasy mega-hit has lots of martial-arts action.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2016)
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Sticks & Stones Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Quirky tween dramedy has strong messages about self-esteem.
By Abby Cooper
(2016)
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Darkmouth: The Legends Begin: Darkmouth, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Reluctant monster hunter steps up in clever, funny fantasy.
By Shane Hegarty
(2015)
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Full Mojo Rampage Game Poster Image
age 9+
Challenging voodoo-themed action doesn't go too deep.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2016)
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Demon Dentist Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Grisly, wicked romp has touches of Dahl and dark humor.
By David Walliams
(2016)
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Star Wars Rebels: Recon Missions App Poster Image
age 9+
Fun action-adventure with streamlined touch controls.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire
(2016)
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Adventures of Poco Eco - Lost Sounds App Poster Image
age 9+
A meditative musical journey through a lush neon wonderland.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire
(2016)
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Red:  The True Story of Red Riding Hood Book Poster Image
age 9+
Strong heroine leads the adventure in fairy tale revamp.
By Liesl Shurtliff
(2016)
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Demigods & Magicians: Percy and Annabeth Meet the Kanes Book Poster Image
age 9+
Crossover tales will thrill fans of Riordan's two series.
By Rick Riordan
(2016)
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Death Weavers: Five Kingdoms, Book 4 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Meandering plot but much heroism in intriguing purgatory.
By Brandon Mull
(2016)
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Ori and the Blind Forest: Definitive Edition Game Poster Image
age 9+
Great platformer with ecological themes just got better.
Platforms: Xbox One
(2016)
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