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Marley Dias Gets It Done: And So Can You! Book Poster Image
age 9+
Upbeat guide to activism by inspiring teen phenom.
By Marley Dias
(2018)
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Slice Fractions 2 App Poster Image
age 9+
Learn math concepts with playful puzzles, problem-solving.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(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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Supergifted Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Laughs mix with life lessons in strong middle school sequel.
By Gordon Korman
(2018)
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Heart Street Market App Poster Image
age 9+
Global girls' game has cultural info, needs more context.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(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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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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Ellen's Game of Games TV Poster Image
age 9+
Ellen's family-friendly game show has laughs, silly stunts.
Network: NBC
(2018)
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Christmas Inheritance Movie Poster Image
age 9+
Generic Christmas romance holds no surprises.
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(Release Year: 2017)
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Thrill Ride Movie Poster Image
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age 9+
So-so treasure quest has some mild cursing, potty humor.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2016)
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The Doldrums and the Helmsley Curse Book Poster Image
age 9+
Kids aim to foil villain's plans in quirky retro romp.
By Nicholas Gannon
(2017)
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Martin Rising: Requiem for a King Book Poster Image
age 9+
Powerful poems examine the final months of MLK's life.
By Andrea Davis Pinkney
(2018)
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Roman Atwood’s Day Dreams TV Poster Image
age 9+
YouTube star grants big wishes in positive series.
Network: YouTube Premium
(2017)
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Saving Christmas Movie Poster Image
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age 9+
Uninspired, amateurish holiday tale with bullying.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2017)
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Gear Club Unlimited Game Poster Image
age 9+
Luxury car racer burns rubber in short, repetitive contests.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch
(2017)
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Catan Stories: Legend of the Sea Robbers App Poster Image
age 9+
Shallow board game add-on makes for boring adventure.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2017)
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SoundForest App Poster Image
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age 9+
Cool music loop composer best without pay wall, ads.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2017)
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Pokémon Ultra Sun/Ultra Moon Game Poster Image
age 9+
Updated games have mild violence, mostly good messages.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2017)
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Jacky Ha-Ha: My Life Is a Joke Book Poster Image
age 9+
Fun, lively tale of 12-year-old girl's cool summer.
By James Patterson, Chris Grabenstein
(2017)
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Smash Up App Poster Image
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age 9+
Card strategy mashes zombies, ninjas, math into fun game.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2017)
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