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The Secrets of the Storm Vortex: The Lightning Catcher, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Sequel stays highly imaginative but lacks momentum.
By Anne Cameron
(2015)
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AJ Jump: Animal Jam Kangaroos! App Poster Image
age 8+
Addictive endless jumper misses mark on some features.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire
(2015)
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Koda Quest - A Fingerprint Network App App Poster Image
age 8+
Real-world missions for environment may need more context.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2015)
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Lost Orbit Game Poster Image
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age 8+
Dodge your way to safety in this galactic adventure.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2015)
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Oddizzi Website Poster Image
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age 8+
Cultural-exploration site inspires global responsibility.
URL: http://www.oddizzi.com/
(2015)
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Brain Chase Website Poster Image
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age 8+
Kids embark on a pricey but fun summer learning adventure.
URL: https://brainchase.com/
(2015)
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Jack: The True Story of Jack & the Beanstalk Book Poster Image
age 8+
Exciting, funny, fractured fairy tale of boy vs. giants.
By Liesl Shurtliff
(2015)
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The Island of Dr. Libris Book Poster Image
age 8+
Kids, book characters, mad scientist in wacky, upbeat tale.
By Chris Grabenstein
(2015)
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The Year of the Three Sisters Book Poster Image
age 8+
Chinese girl visits U.S. in powerful friendship tale.
By Andrea Cheng
(2015)
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Frank Einstein and the Electro-Finger: Frank Einstein, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Lots of solid science in fun, goofy sequel about energy.
By Jon Scieszka
(2015)
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Finding Serendipity Book Poster Image
age 8+
Bold girl dives into author mom's story in wild romp.
By Angelica Banks
(2015)
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Moonpenny Island Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Strong messages, role models in absorbing coming-of-ager.
By Tricia Springstubb
(2015)
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Destination Sol Game Poster Image
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age 8+
Space RPG packs redundant play, tricky controls.
Platforms: Linux, Windows
(2015)
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#IDARB Game Poster Image
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age 8+
Wacky soccer game seems easy, but chaotic play is tricky.
Platforms: Xbox One
(2015)
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Gadgetarium App Poster Image
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age 8+
Interactive exploration of inventions inspires tinkerers.
Devices: iPod Touch, iPad
(2015)
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Story Thieves, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Kids jump in and out of book worlds in wacky series start.
By James Riley
(2015)
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Rise and Fall: Spirit Animals, Book 6 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Action and surprises in best series installment so far.
By Eliot Schrefer
(2014)
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Child Genius TV Poster Image
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age 8+
High drama, remarkable skill in kids' intelligence contest.
Network: Lifetime
(2015)
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Infinite Scuba Game Poster Image
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age 8+
Diving game aims to teach but runs out of air.
Platforms: Windows
(2014)
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Xploration Earth 2050 TV Poster Image
age 8+
Fascinating look at how technology may change the future.
Network: Fox
(2014)
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