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Twelve Forever TV Poster Image
age 8+
Wonderfully weird show has heart; expect weapons, fighting.
Network: Netflix
(2019)
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The Lion King Movie Poster Image
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age 8+
Visually stunning remake is darker, more violent.
In Theaters Now
(Release Year: 2019)
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Camp Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Cheery graphic novel shows camp routines, friend jealousy.
By Kayla Miller
(2019)
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Mr. Lemoncello's All-Star Breakout Game: Mr. Lemoncello's Library, Book 4 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Loony library game is all about fiction -- and empathy.
By Chris Grabenstein
(2019)
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DJ Cinderella Movie Poster Image
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age 8+
Spin on classic fairy tale is energetic but predictable.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2019)
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The Next Great Paulie Fink Book Poster Image
age 8+
Funny, touching, thought-provoking middle school story.
By Ali Benjamin
(2019)
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Birth of the Cool: How Jazz Great Miles Davis Found His Sound Book Poster Image
age 8+
Poetry and soulful pastel art bring musician to life.
By Kathleen Cornell Berman
(2019)
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Caterpillar Summer Book Poster Image
age 8+
Touching tale of girl's summer with brother, family secrets.
By Gillian McDunn
(2019)
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Dear America: The Story of an Undocumented Citizen: Young Readers' Edition Book Poster Image
age 8+
Gripping biography of undocumented prize-winning journalist.
By Jose Antonio Vargas
(2019)
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Diary of an Awesome Friendly Kid: Rowley Jefferson's Journal Book Poster Image
age 8+
Greg is meaner to gullible BFF Rowley in Wimpy Kid spin-off.
By Jeff Kinney
(2019)
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A Good Kind of Trouble Book Poster Image
age 8+
Girl learns to be brave in triumphant coming-of-age tale.
By Lisa Moore Ramée
(2019)
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New Kid Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Funny, heartfelt middle school tale explores race, class.
By Jerry Craft
(2019)
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Lu Over the Wall Movie Poster Image
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age 8+
Imaginative animated mermaid adventure has a few scares.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2018)
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Minor Incidents and Absolute Uncertainties: Frazzled, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Abbie overcomes Outdoor School anxiety in hilarious sequel.
By Booki Vivat
(2019)
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Lyrical Letters App Poster Image
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age 8+
Digital keyboard adds musical word puzzle and lots of ads.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2019)
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Blended Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Honest, warm story of family, identity, police brutality.
By Sharon M. Draper
(2018)
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The Unteachables Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Triumph, life lessons fill hysterical middle school romp.
By Gordon Korman
(2019)
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Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Meltdown Book Poster Image
age 8+
Epic neighborhood snowball fight perks up 13th installment.
By Jeff Kinney
(2018)
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Teen Titans Go! To the Movies Movie Poster Image
age 8+
Irreverent, immature comedy cleverly mocks superhero genre.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2018)
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iGotThis Family App Poster Image
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age 8+
Helpful taskmaster promotes independence with tasks.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2018)
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