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Winterhouse Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Perfectly set bookish mystery with some spooky stuff.
By Ben Guterson
(2018)
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The Lost Rainforest: Mez's Magic Book Poster Image
age 9+
Action-packed but scattered tale of magic talking animals.
By Eliot Schrefer
(2018)
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Saving Christmas Movie Poster Image
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age 9+
Uninspired, amateurish holiday tale with bullying.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2017)
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Dead Rising 4: Frank's Big Package Game Poster Image
age 18+
Deck the halls with parts of bodies in mature action game.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2016)
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Until Dawn: Rush of Blood Game Poster Image
age 18+
"On rails" VR horror shooter stuck by repetition, thin play.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, PlayStation VR
(2016)
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The Passion Live Movie Poster Image
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age 9+
Stirring modern-day musical retelling of Easter story.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2016)
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The Hidden Oracle: The Trials of Apollo, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Worthy addition to the mythological world of Percy Jackson.
By Rick Riordan
(2016)
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A Horse Tale Movie Poster Image
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age 9+
Wholesome but trite "can-we-save-the-farm?" holiday romance.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 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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Rare Replay Game Poster Image
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age 18+
Not all winners, but this "Rare" collection rocks.
Platforms: Xbox One
(2015)
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Fall of Heroes: The Cloak Society, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Superheroes make a comeback in crash-pow installment.
By Jeramey Kraatz
(2014)
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Sisters Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Funny, moving memoir should appeal to younger comics fans.
By Raina Telgemeier
(2014)
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Black Nativity Movie Poster Image
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age 9+
Christmas musical is feel-good story of faith, forgiveness.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2013)
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Fraboom Online Children's Museum Website Poster Image
age 9+
Tons of learning and goofy fun could be better organized.
URL: http://www.fraboom.com
(2014)
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Nickel Bay Nick Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Tween boy must salvage Christmas in fun, moving adventure.
By Dean Pitchford
(2013)
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Home Alone 5: The Holiday Heist Movie Poster Image
age 9+
Predictable slapstick comedy still delivers the laughs.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2013)
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Dork Diaries 6: Tales from a Not-So-Happy Heartbreaker Book Poster Image
age 9+
Graphic novel is funny but light on content, long on drama.
By Rachel Renee Russell
(2013)
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Teacher's Pest: Tales from Lovecraft Middle School #3 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Bug-monsters offer light horror hijinks in third volume.
By Charles Gilman
(2013)
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Alchemy ~ Genetics App Poster Image
age 9+
Kids create crazy animal combos in fun but repetitive app.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire
(2013)
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Gears of War: Judgment Game Poster Image
age 18+
Bloody sci-fi shoot 'em up is laced with profanity.
Platforms: Xbox 360
(2013)
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