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PixARK Game Poster Image
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age 13+
Creative sandbox game hampered by heavy focus on survival.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2019)
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Adventure Academy App Poster Image
age 8+
Solid learning content might get lost within greater game.
Devices: iPhone, iPad, Mac, Android, Windows app
(2019)
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Yoshi's Crafted World Game Poster Image
age 8+
Beautiful, creative cartoon adventure with low difficulty.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch
(2019)
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The History of Everything App Poster Image
age 8+
Basic timeline of select events; confusing presentation.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2019)
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Knights vs. Dinosaurs Book Poster Image
age 8+
Silly fantasy has lots of kid appeal and fantasy violence.
By Matt Phelan
(2018)
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Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom Movie Poster Image
age 13+
Intense dino sequel has scary, jump-worthy violence.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2018)
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Pokémon Quest App Poster Image
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age 8+
Quirky, blocky, repetitive new take on Pokémon franchise.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2018)
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Monster Park - AR Dino World App Poster Image
age 8+
Dino AR is cool but would be awesome with more to do.
Devices: iPhone, iPad
(2018)
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Bolivar Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Beautiful story of misunderstood dinosaur in big city.
By Sean Rubin
(2017)
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Dragonbreath Series Book Poster Image
age 8+
Great banter and adventures for a young dragon and friends.
By Ursula Vernon
(2012)
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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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DK Eyewitness Books Series Book Poster Image
age 8+
Great reference books on many topics for young readers.
By Juliette Clutton-Brock
(2014)
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Paper Girls, Volume 1 Book Poster Image
age 13+
Female newsies face aliens in fun sci-fi adventure.
By Brian K. Vaughan
(2015)
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Kong: King of the Apes TV Poster Image
age 8+
CGI take on primate's story is violent but entertaining.
Network: Netflix
(2016)
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Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games Game Poster Image
age 8+
Fun but repetitive collection of summer sports games.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2016)
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Jurassic World Movie Poster Image
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age 13+
Reboot is fun but scarier, more violent than the original.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2015)
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Q-files Website Poster Image
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age 8+
Encyclopedia entries give brief but useful info on topics.
URL: https://www.q-files.com
(2015)
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Back to the Jurassic Movie Poster Image
age 8+
Funny dino time-travel tale with some cartoonish violence.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2015)
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Sparticl Website Poster Image
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age 13+
Great science resource, but advanced content can stump kids.
URL: http://www.sparticl.org/
(2015)
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Fossil Fighters Frontier Game Poster Image
age 8+
Latest installment delivers dino battling, racing fun.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2015)
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