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Shenmue III Game Poster Image
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age 13+
Decent installment to franchise held back by outdated play.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Windows
(2019)
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Jumprope: How-to Videos App Poster Image
age 13+
Create and view cool how-tos; some have commercialism.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2019)
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Food Network Kitchen App Poster Image
age 7+
Popular TV network delivers delicious tutorials.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2019)
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Crown of Coral and Pearl Book Poster Image
age 13+
Exciting, well-paced royal fantasy marred by rushed ending.
By Mara Rutherford
(2019)
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Disney Story Realms App Poster Image
age 7+
Familiar stories, fun graphics, OK games, lots of purchases.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2019)
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The Great Courses Plus App Poster Image
age 13+
Streaming videos feature engaging teachers, topics galore.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Mac, Android, Chromebook
(2019)
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Sleepiest: The Sleeping App App Poster Image
age 13+
Soothing sounds, stories introduce device to nightly ritual.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2019)
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Always Be My Maybe Movie Poster Image
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age 13+
Upbeat romcom has some swearing, sex, drugs.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2019)
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Tick. Done. App Poster Image
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age 13+
Social how-to stories simple to make, easy to access.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2019)
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A Wizard's Tale Movie Poster Image
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age 7+
Chaotic fairy tale has dated stereotypes and messages.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2018)
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Kingdom of the Blazing Phoenix:  Rise of the Empress, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 13+
Exciting fantasy sequel is less dark, more adventurous.
By Julie C. Dao
(2018)
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Scooby-Doo! and the Gourmet Ghost Movie Poster Image
age 7+
More peril and silly scares; gourmet meals added for fun.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2018)
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Bake It Like Buddy TV Poster Image
age 7+
Teams of family members vie for prizes in cake contest.
Network: Discovery Family Channel
(2018)
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A Thousand Beginnings and Endings Book Poster Image
age 13+
Modern authors meet Asian mythology in stellar anthology.
By Ellen Oh, Elsie Chapman
(2018)
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Eat. Race. Win. TV Poster Image
age 13+
Positive messages, impressive efforts in fun foodie series.
Network: Amazon Prime Video
(2018)
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Pinocchio (2018) Movie Poster Image
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age 7+
Reimagining of classic tale has lots of peril, some scares.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2018)
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Ugly Delicious TV Poster Image
age 13+
Food-culture show about more than just cuisine.
Network: Netflix
(2018)
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The Hazel Wood, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 13+
Captivating tale of teen thrust into the world of folklore.
By Melissa Albert
(2018)
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42 Grams Movie Poster Image
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age 13+
Fascinating portrait of a young chef has some cursing.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2017)
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Wild Beauty Book Poster Image
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age 13+
Lush, lyrical magical realism tale of love and family curse.
By Anna-Marie McLemore
(2017)
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