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Ape Out Game Poster Image
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age 15+
Hyper-stylized, hyper-violent, repetitive ape-based action.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch, Windows
(2019)
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Willa of the Wood Book Poster Image
age 9+
Action-packed, violent, absorbing, heartfelt fantasy.
By Robert Beatty
(2018)
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Celebrity Animal Encounters TV Poster Image
age 9+
Animated retellings have broad appeal but some iffy stuff.
Network: Animal Planet
(2018)
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Elementals: Ice Wolves Book Poster Image
age 9+
Shapeshifting twins tale slow to wow; series has potential.
By Amie Kaufman
(2018)
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Beast of Stone: Wing & Claw, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Animal series finale satisfies with many solid messages.
By Linda Sue Park
(2018)
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Where the Water Tastes Like Wine Game Poster Image
age 15+
Intriguing but uneven game about telling stories and lies.
Platforms: Linux, Mac, Windows
(2018)
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Monster Hunter: World Game Poster Image
age 15+
Fresh take on epic battle between man and beast.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2018)
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The Lost Rainforest: Mez's Magic Book Poster Image
age 9+
Action-packed but scattered tale of magic talking animals.
By Eliot Schrefer
(2018)
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The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim VR Game Poster Image
age 15+
Immersive adventure experience with side of motion sickness.
Platforms: PlayStation VR
(2017)
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The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Switch Game Poster Image
age 15+
Skyrim's move to Switch brings huge adventure on the go.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch
(2017)
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One Dark Throne: Three Dark Crowns, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 15+
Sexier, bloodier sequel full of unexpected twists.
By Kendare Blake
(2017)
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Aniscience App Poster Image
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age 9+
Appealing science intro needs more supporting material.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Mac, Android, Windows app
(2017)
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Cavern of Secrets: Wing & Claw, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Well-paced animal-rescue sequel with admirable hero.
By Linda Sue Park
(2017)
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The Last Guardian Game Poster Image
age 9+
Big adventure charms with strong bond between kid and beast.
Platforms: PlayStation 4
(2016)
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The Bronze Key: Magisterium, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Uneven magic-school threequel ends with jarring surprises.
By Holly Black, Cassandra Clare
(2016)
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The Jungle Book (2016) Movie Poster Image
age 9+
Fangs and fur fly in visually dazzling but intense update.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2016)
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Black Desert Online Game Poster Image
age 15+
Online fantasy world full of crafting, trading, conquest.
Platforms: Windows
(2016)
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Forest of Wonders: Wing & Claw, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Talking beasts, bright kids pep up fantasy series start.
By Linda Sue Park
(2016)
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Animal Jam - Play Wild! App Poster Image
age 9+
Virtual world shallowly focuses on toys, chats with others.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire
(2016)
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Broken Ground: Spirit Animals: Fall of the Beasts, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Solid storytelling, intensity in spin-off series sequel.
By Victoria Schwab
(2015)
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