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Bullet Soul Game Poster Image
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age 9+
Throwback space-shooter lacks depth, variety, fun factor.
Platforms: Windows, Xbox 360
(2017)
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The Farthest: Voyager in Space Movie Poster Image
age 9+
Fascinating docu on the history and discoveries of Voyager.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2017)
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LEGO Life - Create, share & discover App Poster Image
age 9+
Brand-heavy platform leaves little room to build community.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire
(2017)
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Foxheart Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Girl and dog pal face riveting, intense fight to save magic.
By Claire Legrand
(2016)
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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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Who Gets the Dog? Movie Poster Image
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age 9+
Predictable romcom has some mild cursing, drug reference.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 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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April and the Extraordinary World Movie Poster Image
age 9+
French steampunk tale for kids mixes science, adventure.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2016)
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Talking Tom Gold Run App Poster Image
age 9+
Grabbing gold can be frantic or fun, but ads are aplenty.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Windows app
(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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Super Galaxy Squadron EX Game Poster Image
age 9+
Classic arcade action brings repetitive play, thin story.
Platforms: Windows
(2016)
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Star Wars: The Return of the Jedi, Beware the Power of the Dark Side! Book Poster Image
age 9+
Highly detailed, scene-by-scene retelling of the film.
By Tom Angleberger
(2015)
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Star Wars: Galaxy of Heroes App Poster Image
age 9+
Accessible strategy role-play with addictively fun combat.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2015)
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Norman Rockwell Presents: A Christmas Tail Movie Poster Image
age 9+
Cute dog isn't enough to rescue routine holiday romance.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2015)
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Dork Diaries 10: Tales from a Not-So-Perfect Pet Sitter Book Poster Image
age 9+
Puppy caper adds to the drama of tween life in fun volume.
By Rachel Renee Russell
(2015)
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Full Cicada Moon Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Girl beats stereotypes in powerful free-verse novel.
By Marilyn Hilton
(2015)
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Lumini Game Poster Image
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age 9+
Vibrant, endearingly relaxing adventure is pretty short.
Platforms: Linux, Mac, Windows
(2015)
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Airscape: The Fall of Gravity Game Poster Image
age 9+
Octopus-out-of-water tale has a lot of gravity, confusion.
Platforms: Linux, Mac, Windows
(2015)
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The Sign of the Cat Book Poster Image
age 9+
Engrossing fantasy has high-seas adventure, talking cats.
By Lynne Jonell
(2015)
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Adventures of Pepper & Paula Movie Poster Image
age 9+
Cute tale of gunslinger and her dog has iffy female rivalry.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2015)
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