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Legacy and the Queen Book Poster Image
age 9+
Tennis and magic mix in so-so fantasy series start.
By Annie Matthew, Kobe Bryant
(2019)
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The Crossover: The Graphic Novel Book Poster Image
age 9+
Graphic adaptation captures basketball's power, poetry.
By Kwame Alexander
(2019)
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Jetpack Jump App Poster Image
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age 9+
Ads undermine simplistic, dull sports game.
Devices: iPhone, iPad, Android
(2019)
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Madden NFL 20 Game Poster Image
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age 9+
Superstars stand out in focused, dynamic on-field play.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2019)
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Flip Dunk App Poster Image
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age 9+
Ads ruin what's already an overly simple arcade sports game.
Devices: iPhone, iPad, Android
(2019)
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Right as Rain Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Pitch-perfect story about loss and change inspires hope.
By Lindsey Stoddard
(2019)
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Dactyl Hill Squad Book Poster Image
age 9+
Civil War-era kids ride dinos in New York in curious mashup.
By Daniel Jose Older
(2018)
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Mascot Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Tween's humor lifts story about grief, physical injury.
By Antony John
(2018)
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My Pet Dinosaur Movie Poster Image
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age 9+
A boy, an unusual pet, and an evil military that threatens.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2018)
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NBA Live 19 Game Poster Image
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age 9+
Street ball is great, but court play still shoots airballs.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Xbox One
(2018)
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Sling Drift App Poster Image
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age 9+
Annoying racer crashes at start line with bad controls, ads.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Windows app
(2018)
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Purp To-Do List & Goal Tracker App Poster Image
age 9+
Simple goal-setting app helps kids learn accountability.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2018)
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The Simone Biles Story: Courage to Soar TV Poster Image
age 9+
By-the-book yet inspiring biopic of superstar gymnast.
Network: Lifetime
(2018)
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Flip Master App Poster Image
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age 9+
Amusing physics-based trampoline sim pushes ads, purchases.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2018)
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Timeless: Diego and the Rangers of the Vastlantic Book Poster Image
age 9+
Fab art and cool new world as time periods collide.
By Armand Baltazar
(2017)
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The Great Day (Le Grand Jour) Movie Poster Image
age 9+
Docu shows kids around the world working for their goals.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2017)
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NBA Live 18 Game Poster Image
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age 9+
Basketball sim honors blacktop, but fouls out on court play.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Xbox One
(2017)
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The Horse Dancer Movie Poster Image
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age 9+
Tired horse tale with silly plot, poor production.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2017)
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NBA Playgrounds Game Poster Image
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age 9+
Over-the-top b-ball fun with friends has flat solo play.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2017)
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Team Ninja Warrior TV Poster Image
age 9+
Fan faves team up, crush new obstacles on competition show.
Network: USA
(2016)
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