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Ghost Parade Game Poster Image
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age 10+
Colorful adventure is haunted by poor design and controls.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Windows
(2019)
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Shinsekai: Into the Depths Game Poster Image
age 10+
Underwater apocalypse adventure has a resourceful hero.
Platforms: Apple Arcade
(2019)
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Shouting at the Rain Book Poster Image
age 10+
Girl grapples with being abandoned in bittersweet tale.
By Lynda Mullaly Hunt
(2019)
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The Atlantis Complex: Artemis Fowl, Book 7 Book Poster Image
age 10+
Exciting Fowl story has rogue robots and a devious villain.
By Eoin Colfer
(2010)
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Jupiter & Mars Game Poster Image
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age 10+
Sea exploration adventure with ocean conservation theme.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, PlayStation VR
(2019)
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JAWS.io App Poster Image
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age 12+
Ad-heavy multiplayer take on classic shark movie.
Devices: iPhone, iPad, Android
(2019)
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Kayak to Klemtu Movie Poster Image
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age 12+
Drama with pro-environment message has some cursing.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2018)
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Big Fish & Begonia Movie Poster Image
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age 10+
Mystical anime has deep themes, some peril.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2018)
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NOVA Wonders TV Poster Image
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age 10+
Dense STEM series investigates universe's big questions.
Network: PBS
(2018)
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Enchanted Kingdom Movie Poster Image
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age 10+
Nature docu discovers beauty in remote corners of Africa.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2015)
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Scribblenauts Showdown Game Poster Image
age 10+
Departure for vocabulary-building series gets repetitive.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One
(2018)
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Sid Meier's Civilization VI: Rise and Fall Game Poster Image
age 10+
World sim expansion helps foster kids' love of history.
Platforms: Windows
(2018)
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Rush: A Disney-Pixar Adventure Game Poster Image
age 10+
Decent collection of simple games for young Pixar fans.
Platforms: Windows, Xbox One
(2017)
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Perú: Tesoro Escondido Movie Poster Image
age 12+
Slow pace bogs down beautifully photographed documentary.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2017)
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The Ship of the Dead: Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 10+
Doomsday-thwarting excitement in a banana-yellow ship.
By Rick Riordan
(2017)
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Birthdays the Beginning Game Poster Image
age 10+
Entertaining, simplified sim looks at the evolution of life.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Windows
(2017)
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Yooka-Laylee Game Poster Image
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age 10+
Retro-style 3D tale's charms overcome wonky camera issues.
Platforms: Linux, Mac, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2017)
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Fish Girl Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Mermaid tries to escape captivity in gorgeous graphic novel.
By Donna Jo Napoli
(2017)
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Trove Game Poster Image
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age 10+
Free-to-play adventure fosters creativity, lacks guidance.
Platforms: Mac, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(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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