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Brawl Stars App Poster Image
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age 10+
Multiplayer fun marred by slow controls and a slower grind.
Devices: iPhone, iPad, Android
(2019)
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The Burning Maze: The Trials of Apollo, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 10+
Evil Caligula reigns again in high-action Apollo sequel.
By Rick Riordan
(2018)
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Super Mario Odyssey Game Poster Image
age 10+
Great, fun Mario adventure is an instant classic on Switch.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch
(2017)
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Splatoon 2 Game Poster Image
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age 10+
Colorful multiplayer shooter is captivating, can melt hours.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch
(2017)
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ABCmouse.com Website Poster Image
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age 3+
Busy but thorough K-2 curriculum with reward store.
URL: http://abcmouse.com
(2017)
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Hollow Knight Game Poster Image
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age 10+
Homage to classic hard-action games provides deep challenge.
Platforms: Linux, Mac, Windows
(2017)
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Pokémon Sun/Pokémon Moon Game Poster Image
age 10+
Latest "catch 'em all" games bring new features to series.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2016)
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Plants Vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare 2 Game Poster Image
age 10+
Weird cartoonish multiplayer shooter grows fun for all ages.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2016)
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The Dragonet Prophecy: Wings of Fire, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 10+
Buddy dragon story surprisingly dark and bloody.
By Tui T. Sutherland
(2012)
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The Sword of Summer: Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 10+
Exciting Norse mythology adventure with Percy-like hero.
By Rick Riordan
(2015)
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Minecraft: Story Mode Game Poster Image
age 10+
Famous blocky adventure has a generic story to tell.
Platforms: Mac, Nintendo Wii U, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, Windows, Xbox 360, Xbox One, iPhone
(2015)
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The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask 3D Game Poster Image
age 10+
An exceptionally fun, challenging, and charming game.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2015)
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The Blood of Olympus: The Heroes of Olympus, Book 5 Book Poster Image
age 10+
Satisfying finale full of gods, giants, and fond farewells.
By Rick Riordan
(2014)
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Bunks TV Poster Image
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age 10+
Zombies at camp offer mischief, light scares for kids.
Network: Disney XD
(2014)
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The House of Hades: The Heroes of Olympus, Book 4 Book Poster Image
age 10+
Another thrilling adventure, this time in the underworld.
By Rick Riordan
(2013)
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Rayman Legends Game Poster Image
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age 10+
Delightful, frantic side-scroller with cartoony violence.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii U, PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita, Windows, Xbox 360
(2013)
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ParaNorman Movie Poster Image
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age 10+
Cool-but-creepy monster flick is too scary for little kids.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2012)
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Adventure Time TV Poster Image
age 10+
Original, if nonsensical, hilarity; expect minor weapons.
Network: Cartoon Network
(2010)
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Dracula Movie Poster Image
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age 10+
Classic vampire movie is more creepy than violent.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1931)
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Doctor Who TV Poster Image
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age 10+
Long-running British sci-fi series still thrills fans.
Network: BBC America, Syfy
(1963)
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