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Pokemon Sword/Shield Game Poster Image
age 8+
Easily accessible adventure for series newcomers and vets.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch
(2019)
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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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Dilili in Paris Movie Poster Image
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age 10+
Historical Parisian adventure is entertaining but uneven.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2019)
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I Can Make This Promise Book Poster Image
age 8+
Native American girl learns family secrets in touching tale.
By Christine Day
(2019)
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Steven Universe: The Movie Movie Poster Image
age 10+
Bright, beautiful animated movie has surprising depth.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2019)
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Playing with Fire Movie Poster Image
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age 8+
Cena charms, but slapstick-heavy comedy doesn't fully spark.
In Theaters Now
(Release Year: 2019)
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Layton's Mystery Journey: Katrielle and the Millionaires’ Conspiracy - Deluxe Edition Game Poster Image
age 10+
Puzzler with a great female protagonist, clever conundrums.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch
(2019)
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Words on Fire Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Tale of late-1800s Lithuania has big ideas but lacks punch.
By Jennifer A. Nielsen
(2019)
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The Good Thieves Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Kids fight gangsters in thrilling, heart-filled 1920s tale.
By Katherine Rundell
(2019)
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Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 Game Poster Image
age 10+
Gold medal performance from two video game icons.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch
(2019)
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Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Wrecking Ball Book Poster Image
age 8+
Home improvement mishaps abound in funny 14th installment.
By Jeff Kinney
(2019)
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Ghostwriter TV Poster Image
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age 8+
Charming reboot brings book characters into kids' lives.
Network: Apple TV+
(2019)
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Ghost Parade Game Poster Image
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age 10+
Colorful adventure is haunted by poor design and controls.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Windows
(2019)
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Super Monkey Ball: Banana Blitz HD Game Poster Image
age 10+
A little mini-game monkey business holds back HD remake.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One
(2019)
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Dear Sweet Pea Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Thoughtful tale tackles middle-grade, divorce, body image.
By Julie Murphy
(2019)
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The Lion King Movie Poster Image
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age 8+
Visually stunning remake is darker, more violent.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2019)
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Destiny Connect: Tick-Tock Travelers Game Poster Image
age 10+
Friendly time travel-tale is light-hearted but text-heavy.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4
(2019)
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Project Middle School: Hope: Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Relatable tale of girl finding her voice at new school.
By Alyssa Milano, Debbie Rigaud
(2019)
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Sunny Rolls the Dice Book Poster Image
age 10+
Funny graphic novel tale of friendship, '70s middle school.
By Jennifer L. Holm
(2019)
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A Tale of Magic Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Imaginative, lively tale launches Land of Stories prequels.
By Chris Colfer
(2019)
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