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Aegis Defenders Game Poster Image
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age 12+
Complex but highly rewarding adventure focused on teamwork.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Windows
(2018)
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Google Arts & Culture App Poster Image
age 12+
Fun selfie feature and treasure trove of information.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2018)
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Mark Felt: The Man Who Brought Down the White House Movie Poster Image
age 12+
Fascinating story undercut by wordy, bland filmmaking.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2017)
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Viceroy's House Movie Poster Image
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age 12+
Turbulent division of India seen by both Brits and Indians.
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(Release Year: 2017)
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Perú: Tesoro Escondido Movie Poster Image
age 12+
Slow pace bogs down beautifully photographed documentary.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2017)
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An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power Movie Poster Image
age 12+
Climate change docu sequel is fragmented, still essential.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2017)
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Metroid: Samus Returns Game Poster Image
age 12+
Great sci-fi remake reinvents itself for a new generation.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2017)
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Echo Arena Game Poster Image
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age 12+
Stellar multiplayer VR action-sports hybrid game.
Platforms: Oculus Rift
(2017)
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Lone Echo Game Poster Image
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age 12+
Great space adventure showcases great story, VR technology.
Platforms: Oculus Rift
(2017)
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The Epic Crush of Genie Lo Book Poster Image
age 12+
Gripping fantasy with strong characters, humor, adventure.
By F.C. Yee
(2017)
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Aven Colony Game Poster Image
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age 12+
Off-world city-builder rewards patience with deep gameplay.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2017)
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A Quiet Passion Movie Poster Image
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age 12+
Poet Emily Dickinson is focus of thoughtful, serious biopic.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2017)
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Futurama: Worlds of Tomorrow App Poster Image
age 12+
Funny genre-mixing game feels like a lost episode of show.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2017)
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The Crown's Fate:  The Crown's Game, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 12+
Exciting, magical sequel steps up action and thrills.
By Evelyn Skye
(2017)
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RPG Maker Fes Game Poster Image
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age 12+
RPG game builder provides good framework but no tutorials.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2017)
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Elian Movie Poster Image
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age 12+
Detailed look at complex politics surrounding 2000 event.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2017)
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The Pearl Thief Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Queenie's origin tale in less dark Code Name Verity prequel.
By Elizabeth Wein
(2017)
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A United Kingdom Movie Poster Image
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age 12+
Beautiful but slightly flat drama about powerful love story.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2017)
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Cladun Returns: This Is Sengoku! Game Poster Image
age 12+
Complex retro adventure relies heavily on nostalgia.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, Windows
(2017)
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Gladiator Heroes App Poster Image
age 12+
Faux free-to-play app emphasizes pay-to-win for success.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2017)
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