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Word Joust for K-5 App Poster Image
age 8+
Solid vocab with some medieval violence best for older kids.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2013)
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The Abominables Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Sweet story of yetis' quest for home best for young readers.
By Eva Ibbotson
(2013)
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Flora & Ulysses: The Illuminated Adventures Book Poster Image
age 8+
Funny, poignant tale of cynical girl, superpowered squirrel.
By Kate DiCamillo
(2013)
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Sabrina: Secrets of a Teenage Witch TV Poster Image
age 8+
CGI reimagining presents sexier heroine, darker themes.
Network: Discovery Family Channel
(2013)
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Skylanders: Swap Force (3DS) Game Poster Image
age 8+
Basic hand-held adventure lacks spark of console cousins.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2013)
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Rooftoppers Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Soaring, quirky adventure has unforgettable characters.
By Katherine Rundell
(2013)
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Randi Rhodes Ninja Detective: The Case of the Time-Capsule Bandit Book Poster Image
age 8+
Action-packed mystery teaches kids detective skills.
By Octavia Spencer
(2013)
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Pokémon X/Pokémon Y Game Poster Image
age 8+
Gameplay and characters kids love with some new twists.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2013)
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Angry Birds Star Wars Game Poster Image
age 8+
The birds are back with puzzle game spin-off for TVs.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo Wii, Nintendo Wii U, PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita, Xbox 360
(2013)
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The Carpet People Book Poster Image
age 8+
Funny fantasy about tiny rug folk a wry satire of leaders.
By Terry Pratchett
(2013)
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Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Hard Luck Book Poster Image
age 8+
Extra helping of potty humor in 8th installment.
By Jeff Kinney
(2013)
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The Lucky Dragon Movie Poster Image
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age 8+
Awful voice acting makes this anime unwatchable.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2009)
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Timez Attack Game Poster Image
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age 8+
Multiplication adventure game reinvents flashcards.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2011)
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The Creature Department Book Poster Image
age 8+
Whimsical, creative, and mild intro to monster fantasy.
By Robert Paul Weston
(2013)
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Hunted: Spirit Animals, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Multiplatform series about magical beasts stays exciting.
By Maggie Stiefvater
(2014)
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A Hundred Horses Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Magical, emotional adventure story great for tween girls.
By Sarah Lean
(2014)
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Mary Poppins Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Delightful tale of nanny who brings order, magic to family.
By P.L. Travers
(1934)
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Every Witch Way TV Poster Image
age 8+
Teens' spiteful social rivalry takes spark out of sitcom.
Network: Nickelodeon
(2014)
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Sky Jumpers: Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Tween girl risks life to save town in gripping future tale.
By Peggy Eddleman
(2013)
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Ophelia and the Marvelous Boy Book Poster Image
age 8+
Timid girl becomes hero in brisk "Snow Queen" update.
By Karen Foxlee
(2014)
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