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Playing with Fire Movie Poster Image
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age 8+
Cena charms, but slapstick-heavy comedy doesn't fully spark.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2019)
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The Best of Iggy Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Funny look at boy whose impulsive ideas get the best of him.
By Annie Barrows
(2020)
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Ralph S. Mouse Series Book Poster Image
age 8+
Lovely classics have adventure, empathy, a talking mouse.
By Beverly Cleary
(1965)
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Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Wrecking Ball Book Poster Image
age 8+
Home improvement mishaps abound in funny 14th installment.
By Jeff Kinney
(2019)
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Luigi's Mansion 3 Game Poster Image
age 8+
Cartoonish haunted house game has a smart, brave hero.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch
(2019)
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Silver Meadows Summer Book Poster Image
age 8+
Poignant story of Puerto Rican girl adapting to life in U.S.
By Emma Otheguy
(2019)
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Not If I Can Help It Book Poster Image
age 8+
Genuine kid voice wavers in tale of divorce and disability.
By Carolyn Mackler
(2019)
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Odd Gods Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Funny tale of misfit non-gods in Mt. Olympus middle school.
By David Slavin, Daniel Weitzman
(2019)
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Stargazing Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Sweet friendship-themed graphic novel has a medical scare.
By Jen Wang
(2019)
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More to the Story Book Poster Image
age 8+
Warm Little Women update stars Pakistani American sisters.
By Hena Khan
(2019)
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Some Places More Than Others Book Poster Image
age 8+
Tween girl helps heal family rift in charming novel.
By Renée Watson
(2019)
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Tom Gates Series Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Homework-dodging 10-year-old brings laughs, heart, doodles.
By L. Pichon
(2015)
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Cape: The League of Secret Heroes, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Tween superheroes battle Nazis, prejudice in exciting story.
By Kate Hannigan
(2019)
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Escape From the Isle of the Lost: Descendants, Book 4 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Fun, upbeat villain-kids romp sets up movie finale.
By Melissa de la Cruz
(2019)
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Dumbo Movie Poster Image
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age 8+
Visually impressive remake is sweet but sometimes dark.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2019)
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Cinderella Liberator Book Poster Image
age 8+
Fresh take on classic tale boosts being true, free self.
By Rebecca Solnit
(2019)
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DJ Cinderella Movie Poster Image
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age 8+
Spin on classic fairy tale is energetic but predictable.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2019)
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Forza Horizon 4 Lego Speed Champions Game Poster Image
age 8+
Fun, cartoonish add-on to an already solid racing game.
Platforms: Xbox One
(2019)
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Jaclyn Hyde Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Sci-fi fun as a perfectionist's potion makes her a monster.
By Annabeth Bondor-Stone, Connor White
(2019)
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Team Sonic Racing Game Poster Image
age 8+
Team-focused kart racer promotes friendly social play.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2019)
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