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Bee Simulator Game Poster Image
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age 8+
Take flight and "bee" what the hive is buzzing about.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2019)
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Super Dinosaur TV Poster Image
age 8+
Action-packed comics-inspired series has tense battles.
Network: Amazon Prime Video
(2019)
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Adventure Academy App Poster Image
age 8+
Solid learning content might get lost within greater game.
Devices: iPhone, iPad, Mac, Android, Windows app
(2019)
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Yoshi's Crafted World Game Poster Image
age 8+
Beautiful, creative cartoon adventure with low difficulty.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch
(2019)
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Seek by iNaturalist App Poster Image
age 8+
Snap photos, spot species with kid-friendly citizen science.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2019)
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The History of Everything App Poster Image
age 8+
Basic timeline of select events; confusing presentation.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2019)
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Knights vs. Dinosaurs Book Poster Image
age 8+
Silly fantasy has lots of kid appeal and fantasy violence.
By Matt Phelan
(2018)
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Pokémon Quest App Poster Image
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age 8+
Quirky, blocky, repetitive new take on Pokémon franchise.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2018)
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Monster Park - AR Dino World App Poster Image
age 8+
Dino AR is cool but would be awesome with more to do.
Devices: iPhone, iPad
(2018)
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Bolivar Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Beautiful story of misunderstood dinosaur in big city.
By Sean Rubin
(2017)
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Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Getaway Book Poster Image
age 8+
Funny, milder 12th tale plumbs travel fears on Xmas holiday.
By Jeff Kinney
(2017)
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Dragonbreath Series Book Poster Image
age 8+
Great banter and adventures for a young dragon and friends.
By Ursula Vernon
(2012)
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Mekazoo Game Poster Image
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age 8+
Fun arcade side-scrolling platformer for young and old.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2016)
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Animal Crossing: New Leaf Welcome amiibo Game Poster Image
age 8+
Friendly town sim gets updated with whole new way to play.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2016)
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DK Eyewitness Books Series Book Poster Image
age 8+
Great reference books on many topics for young readers.
By Juliette Clutton-Brock
(2014)
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Kulipari: An Army of Frogs TV Poster Image
age 8+
Graphic novels inspire fantastic -- but violent -- series.
Network: Netflix
(2016)
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Beast Machines: Transformers TV Poster Image
age 8+
Exciting, violent action continues robotic animal story.
Network: Syndicated
(1999)
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Kong: King of the Apes TV Poster Image
age 8+
CGI take on primate's story is violent but entertaining.
Network: Netflix
(2016)
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Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games Game Poster Image
age 8+
Fun but repetitive collection of summer sports games.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2016)
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Epistory - Typing Chronicles Game Poster Image
age 8+
Colorful adventure will push typing skills to the limit.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2016)
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