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Jumanji: The Next Level Movie Poster Image
age 11+
Charming sequel offers generational humor but can get dark.
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(Release Year: 2019)
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Middle School Confidential 1: Be Confident in Who You Are App Poster Image
age 11+
Graphic novel teaches kids to feel good about themselves.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire, Nook HD
(2019)
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Wonder Boy: The Dragon's Trap App Poster Image
age 10+
Classic 2D action game has monsters and mild violence.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2019)
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The Aeronauts Movie Poster Image
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age 10+
Perilous science adventure lifts but doesn't soar.
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(Release Year: 2019)
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Cocoon - A Space for Family App Poster Image
age 10+
Social media sharing for close-knit groups and families.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2019)
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A Christmas Prince: The Royal Baby Movie Poster Image
age 10+
More adventures in Aldovia; some mild suspense, peril.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2019)
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Ali Cross Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Exciting first case for detective's middle-school son.
By James Patterson
(2019)
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Arise: A Simple Story Game Poster Image
age 10+
Touching poetic adventure explores time, age, and death.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2019)
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1919 The Year That Changed America Book Poster Image
age 11+
Riveting tale of racial, labor protests, women's vote, more.
By Martin W. Sandler
(2019)
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Holiday Rush Movie Poster Image
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age 10+
Energetic family comedy lacks depth; mild language.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2019)
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The Knight Before Christmas Movie Poster Image
age 10+
Frothy holiday romcom has mild language, product placement.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2019)
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Return of the Temujai: Brotherband Chronicles, Book 8 Book Poster Image
age 10+
Eighth adventure stays fresh with suspense and high stakes.
By John Flanagan
(2019)
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A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood Movie Poster Image
age 10+
Biopic captures Rogers' generous spirit, empathy, kindness.
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(Release Year: 2019)
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Liyana Movie Poster Image
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age 11+
Inspiring, unique film tells two stories of perseverance.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2018)
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Zumba Burn It Up! Game Poster Image
age 10+
Work up a sweat (or not) with on the go exercises.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch
(2019)
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The Fowl Twins Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Artemis Fowl spin-off is clever and action-packed.
By Eoin Colfer
(2019)
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Planet Zoo Game Poster Image
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age 10+
Deep, attractive, fun zoo sim with some tech issues.
Platforms: Windows
(2019)
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Sparklite Game Poster Image
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age 10+
Retro adventure is a fresh mix of nostalgia and challenge.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2019)
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The Farewell Movie Poster Image
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age 11+
Awkwafina shines in excellent dramedy about family, culture.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2019)
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Aquarela Movie Poster Image
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age 10+
Powerful docu captures beauty and devastation of water.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2019)
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