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Perils of Man: Episode 1 Game Poster Image
age 8+
Fascinating adventure only held back by some hard puzzles.
Platforms: Mac
(2014)
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Portraits of Hispanic American Heroes Book Poster Image
age 8+
Picture book offers inspiring bios of Latino Americans.
By Juan Felipe Herrera
(2014)
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Hidden Habitats TV Poster Image
age 8+
Beautiful, smart nature documentary has some tense moments.
Network: BBC America
(2014)
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Leafie: A Hen into the Wild Movie Poster Image
age 8+
Heartfelt, intense adoption story has some scary scenes.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2014)
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Classify It! App Poster Image
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age 8+
Great tool for building scientific classification skills.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2014)
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Curiosity Machine Website Poster Image
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age 8+
Open-ended STEM challenges support innovative thinking.
URL: https://www.curiositymachine.org
(2014)
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The Fourteenth Goldfish Book Poster Image
age 8+
Funny, sweet fountain-of-youth fantasy about growing wiser.
By Jennifer L. Holm
(2014)
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Adventure Planet Movie Poster Image
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age 8+
Pro-earth animated tale with strong messages and some peril.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2014)
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Nuts to You Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Sweet, funny squirrel adventure great read-alone or -aloud.
By Lynne Rae Perkins
(2014)
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Frank Einstein and the Antimatter Motor: Frank Einstein, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Scientific smarts and goofy humor are a winning experiment.
By Jon Scieszka
(2014)
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Galaxy's Most Wanted, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Summer camp gets alien visitors in silly, fun adventure.
By John Kloepfer
(2014)
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Poached: FunJungle, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Engaging zoo sequel blends smarts, pranks, and animal facts.
By Stuart Gibbs
(2014)
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Of Sorcery and Snow: The Ever Afters, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Magical, real worlds collide in action-packed sequel.
By Shelby Bach
(2014)
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Science of Everyday Life Website Poster Image
age 8+
Accessible family and school-oriented science activities.
URL: http://scienceofeverydaylife.com
(2014)
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Gardening Mama 2: Forest Friends Game Poster Image
age 8+
Gardening sim is cute but doesn't dig deep enough.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2014)
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Solar Walk - 3D Solar System model App Poster Image
age 8+
Beautifully illustrated, interactive model of solar system.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2014)
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The Storm Tower Thief: The Lightning Catcher, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Kids fight dangerous weather in too-mild fantasy sequel.
By Anne Cameron
(2014)
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The Hero's Guide to Being an Outlaw Book Poster Image
age 8+
Sweet, silly, swashbuckling end to fairy-tale saga.
By Christopher Healy
(2014)
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Noah's Ark Movie Poster Image
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age 8+
Animated tale has lots of cartoonish violence, crass humor.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2014)
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Lord and Lady Bunny -- Almost Royalty! Book Poster Image
age 8+
Hilarious sequel takes Madeline and Bunnys to England.
By Polly Horvath
(2014)
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