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Archimancy: Shadow School, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Heart, suspense abound in spooky middle school ghost story.
By J.A. White
(2019)
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Plants vs. Zombies: Battle for Neighborville Game Poster Image
age 10+
Cartoon shooter is loaded with fast-paced, bloodless combat.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2019)
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The Tyrant's Tomb: The Trials of Apollo, Book 4 Book Poster Image
age 10+
Apollo atones as the exciting mythological mayhem continues.
By Rick Riordan
(2019)
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Trine 4: The Nightmare Prince Game Poster Image
age 10+
Gorgeous, brain-teasing fantasy teamwork adventure.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2019)
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Merge Magic App Poster Image
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age 9+
Initially clever but ultimately boring puzzle-ish game.
Devices: iPhone, iPad, Android
(2019)
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Puzzle Quest: The Legend Returns Game Poster Image
age 10+
Amusing tactical puzzle game with implied fantasy violence.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch
(2019)
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Creature in the Well Game Poster Image
age 10+
Sci-fi dungeon crawling with a unique pinball twist.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch, Windows, Xbox One
(2019)
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Super Kirby Clash Game Poster Image
age 10+
Team-based freemium game lures kids to spend real money.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch
(2019)
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Mable & the Wood Game Poster Image
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age 10+
Shapeshifting adventure can't quite hold its form together.
Platforms: Linux, Mac, Nintendo Switch, Windows, Xbox One
(2019)
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Changeling: The Oddmire, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Delightfully scary, funny, magical series start.
By William Ritter
(2019)
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Looney Tunes: World of Mayhem App Poster Image
age 10+
Wacky cartoon hijinks are fun but heavy with paywall issues.
Devices: iPhone, iPad, Android
(2019)
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Dragon Quest Builders 2 Game Poster Image
age 9+
Terrific building game with positive messages and teamwork.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4
(2019)
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Okko's Inn Movie Poster Image
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age 9+
Anime ghost story rich with Japanese culture, grief.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2019)
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The Last Guardian: Artemis Fowl, Book 8 Book Poster Image
age 10+
It's Artemis vs. Armageddon in fast-paced finale.
By Eoin Colfer
(2012)
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Cadence of Hyrule Game Poster Image
age 10+
Link, Zelda dance to the rescue in music adventure mashup.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch
(2019)
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Aru Shah and the Song of Death: Pandava, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Quirky main characters pep up this Indian myth quest tale.
By Roshani Chokshi
(2019)
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Lapis x Labyrinth Game Poster Image
age 10+
Stacking battle tactics gives clever twist to action tale.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4
(2019)
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Slay the Spire Game Poster Image
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age 10+
Card game/adventure hybrid brings the best of both worlds.
Platforms: Linux, Mac, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Windows
(2019)
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Swag and Sorcery Game Poster Image
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age 10+
Cheesy, tongue-in-cheek tale that's light on adventure.
Platforms: Windows
(2019)
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Apocalypse Taco Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Kids jump dimensions in goofy sci-fi graphic novel.
By Nathan Hale
(2019)
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