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Railway Empire Game Poster Image
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age 8+
All aboard solid simulation of the rise of the rails.
Platforms: Linux, Windows
(2018)
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Rise of the Isle of the Lost: The Descendants, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Positive messages mix with brand-name fun in villains' tale.
By Melissa de la Cruz
(2017)
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The Song of Glory and Ghost: Outlaws of Time, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Strong girl steps up in wild time-bending fantasy.
By N. D. Wilson
(2017)
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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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Miss Hollywood: Lights, Camera, Fashion! - Pet Adventures App Poster Image
age 8+
Pricey, movie-themed collection of uninspired mini-games.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2016)
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Finding Serendipity Book Poster Image
age 8+
Bold girl dives into author mom's story in wild romp.
By Angelica Banks
(2015)
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Sunless Sea Game Poster Image
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age 8+
A seafaring game of discovery and survival.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2015)
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The Map to Everywhere Book Poster Image
age 8+
Thrilling fantasy series opener makes a great read-aloud.
By Carrie Ryan, John Parke Davis
(2014)
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The Terror of the Southlands: The Very Nearly Honorable League of Pirates, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Girl battles scallywags, ball gowns in fast-paced sequel.
By Caroline Carlson
(2014)
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Seagulls Don't Eat Pickles: Fish Finelli, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Bright, likable boy anchors fun seaside mystery adventure.
By E.S. Farber
(2014)
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Here Be Monsters! The Ratbridge Chronicles, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Friendly monsters help boy in quirky, wildly whimsical tale.
By Alan Snow
(2006)
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The Hero's Guide to Being an Outlaw Book Poster Image
age 8+
Sweet, silly, swashbuckling end to fairy-tale saga.
By Christopher Healy
(2014)
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Horrible Histories Website Poster Image
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age 8+
Edgy, goofy history site pushes product over past.
URL: http://horrible-histories.co.uk
(2014)
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Fortunately, the Milk Book Poster Image
age 8+
Absurd time-and-space-spanning romp an easy, funny read.
By Neil Gaiman
(2013)
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Magic Marks the Spot: The Very Nearly Honorable League of Pirates, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Rollicking, magical tale of girl who joins pirate crew.
By Caroline Carlson
(2013)
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Trainyard App Poster Image
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age 8+
Route trains to correct stations in this innovative stumper.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire
(2010)
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Thunderbirds Movie Poster Image
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age 8+
Exciting kid space-action without being too scary.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2004)
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The Lost Treasure of Sawtooth Island Movie Poster Image
age 8+
Low-budget family adventure has peril, mild scares.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1999)
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The Billion Dollar Hobo Movie Poster Image
age 8+
Truly inane comedy with few laughs, but nothing iffy.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1977)
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Swiss Family Robinson Movie Poster Image
age 8+
Good intro to older movies for kids; watch for stereotypes.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1960)
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