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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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Rudolf the Black Cat Movie Poster Image
age 7+
Tender animated cat friendship tale has sad, scary parts.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2016)
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Fiete Quiztime App Poster Image
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age 7+
Odd, obscure trivia collection more perplexing than fun.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2017)
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Shadowhouse Fall: The Shadowshaper Cypher, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 13+
Compelling fantasy gets into race issues of spirits, police.
By Daniel Jose Older
(2017)
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Megan Leavey Movie Poster Image
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age 13+
Poignant, earnest drama about a Marine and her war dog.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2017)
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Tom and Jerry: Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory Movie Poster Image
age 7+
Famous frenemies add cartoon violence to classic tale.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2017)
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The Battle Cats App Poster Image
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age 13+
Cute, cartoony strategic feline battle has some racy images.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, Android
(2017)
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Grand Canyon Book Poster Image
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age 7+
Informative, imaginative, gorgeous intro to natural history.
By Jason Chin
(2017)
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Hunted Book Poster Image
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age 13+
Strong hunter-girl Beauty takes on Beast in this retelling.
By Meagan Spooner
(2017)
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CatStronauts: Mission Moon -- CatStronauts, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 7+
Successful launch of fun series starring heroic space cats.
By Drew Brockington
(2017)
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PaRappa the Rapper Remastered Game Poster Image
age 7+
Classic rhythm game returns, with minor improvements.
Platforms: PlayStation 4
(2017)
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Rain World Game Poster Image
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age 7+
Lost potential in an obtuse, coy adventure.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Windows
(2017)
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Sing Movie Poster Image
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age 7+
Musical has great songs, slapstick laughs, mixed messages.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2016)
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Twisty Sky App Poster Image
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age 7+
Easy-to-play, hard-to-master game has you reach for clouds.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2017)
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Bad Kitty Takes the Test Book Poster Image
age 7+
Sympathetic, sly send-up of testing is both smart and funny.
By Nick Bruel
(2017)
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Dog Man Unleashed: Dog Man, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 7+
Half-man, half-dog, all-heart hero delights in silly sequel.
By Dav Pilkey
(2016)
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Paper Girls, Volume 2 Book Poster Image
age 13+
Action-packed sci-fi about growing up and growing older.
By Brian K. Vaughan
(2016)
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Moon Chosen:  Tales of a New World, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 13+
Hefty, exciting, violent fantasy of human and animal allies.
By P.C. Cast
(2016)
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The Secret Life of Pets Movie Poster Image
age 7+
Adventure is clever and engaging, despite animals in peril.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2016)
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Shuffle Cats App Poster Image
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age 13+
Feline rummy pits you against real-world players; purchases.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2016)
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