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Storm Boy Movie Poster Image
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age 9+
Expect hunting violence in tear-jerking ecological tale.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2019)
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Game of Stars: Kiranmala and the Kingdom Beyond, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Girl becomes demon slayer in fun fantasy game show spoof.
By Sayantani DasGupta
(2019)
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Song for a Whale Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Compelling tale of deaf girl's search for a whale.
By Lynne Kelly
(2019)
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Dactyl Hill Squad Book Poster Image
age 9+
Civil War-era kids ride dinos in New York in curious mashup.
By Daniel Jose Older
(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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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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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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Chasing Coral Movie Poster Image
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age 9+
Awe-inspiring, poignant docu tracks decline of coral reefs.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2017)
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LEGO Life - Create, share & discover App Poster Image
age 9+
Brand-heavy platform leaves little room to build community.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire
(2017)
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Adventure Time: Islands Movie Poster Image
age 9+
Beautiful animated miniseries explores a deep backstory.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2017)
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Animal Jam - Play Wild! App Poster Image
age 9+
Virtual world shallowly focuses on toys, chats with others.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire
(2016)
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Windward Game Poster Image
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age 9+
Sandbox pirate game provides creative but repetitive play.
Platforms: Linux, Mac, Windows
(2015)
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The Jupiter Pirates, Book 2: Curse of the Iris Book Poster Image
age 9+
Fun space-pirate sequel adds complexity.
By Jason Fry
(2014)
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Percy Jackson's Greek Gods Book Poster Image
age 9+
Huge gift book of Percy-narrated Greek myths is tons of fun.
By Rick Riordan
(2014)
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Sky Raiders: Five Kingdoms, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Fast-paced adventure, slow storytelling in series opener.
By Brandon Mull
(2014)
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The Jupiter Pirates: Hunt for the Hydra Book Poster Image
age 9+
Space-pirate sibling series ideal for Star Wars-crazed kids.
By Jason Fry
(2013)
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Aqua Tales Movie Poster Image
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age 9+
Confusing animated film has iffy humor, cartoonish violence.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2014)
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Lucy at Sea: The Voyage of Lucy P. Simmons: Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Brave Lucy sails to Australia in even more exciting sequel.
By Barbara Mariconda
(2013)
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House of Secrets Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Page-turner is the perfect campfire tale but can get gory.
By Chris Columbus, Ned Vizzini
(2013)
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Alchemy ~ Genetics App Poster Image
age 9+
Kids create crazy animal combos in fun but repetitive app.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire
(2013)
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