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Clean Getaway Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Boy and grandma's thrilling ride through U.S., family past.
By Nic Stone
(2020)
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The Daring Book for Girls Book Poster Image
age 9+
Fun activities, info, and skills for all genders and ages.
By Andrea J. Buchanan, Miriam Peskowitz
(2012)
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Fast & Furious: Spy Racers TV Poster Image
age 9+
Diverse adventure series' race scenes will thrill tweens.
Network: Netflix
(2019)
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Legacy: Keeper of the Lost Cities, Book 8 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Action-packed return to form in elf-girl epic series.
By Shannon Messenger
(2019)
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Indian No More Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Moving story of Umpqua family relocated to LA in '50s.
By Charlene Willing McManis, Traci Sorell
(2019)
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Minecraft Earth App Poster Image
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age 9+
Minecraft adventuring and creation come to the real world.
Devices: iPhone, iPad, Android
(2019)
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Saving Atlantis Movie Poster Image
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age 9+
Earnest docu about corals hopes research will find answers.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2018)
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Christmas Jars Movie Poster Image
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age 9+
Book-based film has mature themes, inspiring messages.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2019)
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The Secrets of Winterhouse: Winterhouse, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Return visit has more puzzles and the same spooky vibe.
By Ben Guterson
(2018)
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Quizizz: Play to Learn App Poster Image
age 9+
Fun feedback feature in quiz-making and taking tool.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2019)
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Archimancy: Shadow School, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Heart, suspense abound in spooky middle school ghost story.
By J.A. White
(2019)
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The Great Alaskan Race Movie Poster Image
age 9+
Intense but uneven historical drama showcases teamwork.
In Theaters Now
(Release Year: 2019)
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A Cinderella Story: Christmas Wish Movie Poster Image
age 9+
Enjoyable modern-day fairy tale has music, romance, humor.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2019)
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Draw Your Game 2 App Poster Image
age 9+
DIY puzzler lacks help, hints; in-game currency frustrates.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2019)
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Yooka-Laylee and the Impossible Lair Game Poster Image
age 9+
Clever bee adventure tale stings itself with average play.
Platforms: Mac, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2019)
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Kids Say the Darndest Things TV Poster Image
age 9+
Host upstages cute kids in mediocre reboot; some innuendo.
Network: ABC
(2019)
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The Mysterious Benedict Society and the Riddle of Ages Book Poster Image
age 9+
Kid geniuses are grown up in exciting 4th mystery-adventure.
By Trenton Lee Stewart
(2019)
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Little Bandits App Poster Image
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age 9+
Bland Wild West strategy shoots blanks.
Devices: iPhone, iPad, Android
(2019)
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The Dog Who Lost His Bark Book Poster Image
age 9+
Abused puppy learns to trust in perfect boy-and-dog tale.
By Eoin Colfer
(2019)
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Merge Magic App Poster Image
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age 9+
Initially clever but ultimately boring puzzle-ish game.
Devices: iPhone, iPad, Android
(2019)
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