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Jumprope: How-to Videos App Poster Image
age 13+
Create and view cool how-tos; some contain commercialism.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2019)
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47 Meters Down: Uncaged Movie Poster Image
age 13+
Poorly made shark sequel has some gory moments.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2019)
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This Is Baby Book Poster Image
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age 2+
Lively lesson in naming body parts -- human and animal.
By Jimmy Fallon
(2019)
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Battlewake Game Poster Image
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age 13+
Fun VR shooter packs pirate action but lacks depth.
Platforms: HTC Vive, Oculus Rift, PlayStation VR
(2019)
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Loo Loo Kids: Johny & Friends Musical Adventures TV Poster Image
age 2+
YouTube channel spin-off is musical fun for preschoolers.
Network: Netflix
(2019)
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Song of the Abyss: Tower of Winds, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 13+
Bland, too-swift climax mars intriguing maritime fantasy.
By Makiia Lucier
(2019)
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The Great Courses Plus App Poster Image
age 13+
Streaming videos feature engaging teachers, topics galore.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Mac, Android, Chromebook
(2019)
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Andy's Wild Workouts TV Poster Image
age 2+
Lively animal-themed exercises for kids to move and learn.
Network: Xfinity
(2019)
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We Hunt the Flame: Sands of Arawiya, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 13+
Intriguing, sometimes confusing fantasy with Arabian flare.
By Hafsah Faizal
(2019)
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Always Be My Maybe Movie Poster Image
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age 13+
Upbeat romcom has some swearing, sex, drugs.
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(Release Year: 2019)
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Tick. Done. App Poster Image
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age 13+
Social how-to stories simple to make, easy to access.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2019)
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Eat. Race. Win. TV Poster Image
age 13+
Positive messages, impressive efforts in fun foodie series.
Network: Amazon Prime Video
(2018)
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Shining Resonance Refrain Game Poster Image
age 13+
Huge adventure has slow intro but develops into grand tale.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2018)
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Isle of Blood and Stone: Tower of Winds, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 13+
Historical fantasy weaves clever mystery plot.
By Makiia Lucier
(2018)
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To Kill a Kingdom Book Poster Image
age 13+
Bold, imaginative sea-faring fantasy has unusual characters.
By Alexandra Christo
(2018)
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Sea of Thieves Game Poster Image
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age 13+
Pirate sim promotes teamwork but has unmonitored chat.
Platforms: Windows, Xbox One
(2018)
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Ugly Delicious TV Poster Image
age 13+
Food-culture show about more than just cuisine.
Network: Netflix
(2018)
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42 Grams Movie Poster Image
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age 13+
Fascinating portrait of a young chef has some cursing.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2017)
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Jane, Unlimited Book Poster Image
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age 13+
Five offbeat, inventive stories in one wild mansion.
By Kristin Cashore
(2017)
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The Language of Thorns: Midnight Tales and Dangerous Magic Book Poster Image
age 13+
Deliciously dark, illustrated Grisha world fairy tales.
By Leigh Bardugo
(2017)
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