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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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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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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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The Clockwork Ghost: York, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Tweens solve puzzles, dodge villains in intriguing sequel.
By Laura Ruby
(2019)
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The Lost Girl Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Imaginative, creepy twin tale full of love, magic, wisdom.
By Anne Ursu
(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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A.X.L. Movie Poster Image
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age 9+
Pro-STEM twist in often violent sci-fi boy-and-"dog" tale.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2018)
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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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Clash of Beasts: Going Wild, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Superpowered tweens battle archvillain in thrilling finale.
By Lisa McMann
(2018)
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Monstrous Devices Book Poster Image
age 9+
Toy robots come to life in fun, creepy European adventure.
By Damien Love
(2018)
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Book of Demons Game Poster Image
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age 9+
Modern take on classic dungeon crawling gameplay.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2018)
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Inkling Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Live ink blob helps family cope with loss in touching tale.
By Kenneth Oppel
(2018)
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My Little Pony: Story Creator App Poster Image
age 9+
Creativity may be stifled by pressure to buy and pop-up ads.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2018)
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Flashback: Keeper of the Lost Cities, Book 7 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Little is resolved in colossal teen-elf epic installment.
By Shannon Messenger
(2018)
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Pokémon: Let's Go, Eevee/Pikachu! Game Poster Image
age 9+
Updated role-playing classic is fun, if a bit too easy.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch
(2018)
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Wundersmith: The Calling of Morrigan Crow: Nevermoor, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Charming fantasy of misfit girl casts a magical spell.
By Jessica Townsend
(2018)
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Robozuna TV Poster Image
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age 9+
Likable underdog heroes story features some intense action.
Network: Netflix
(2018)
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Mega Man 11 Game Poster Image
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age 9+
Classic side-scrolling action with mild robot destruction.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One
(2018)
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The Third Mushroom Book Poster Image
age 9+
Charming sequel reminds kids to be open to new experiences.
By Jennifer L. Holm
(2018)
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Amazon Prime Video App Poster Image
age 9+
Rich content library, imperfect parental controls.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Mac, Android, Kindle Fire, Windows app
(2018)
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