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DJ Cinderella Movie Poster Image
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age 8+
Spin on classic fairy tale is energetic but predictable.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2019)
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Ghosts of the Shadow Market Book Poster Image
age 14+
Brooding tales for those steeped in the Shadowhunter-verse.
By Cassandra Clare, Sarah Rees Brennan, Maureen Johnson, Kelly Link, Robin Wasserman
(2019)
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Jaclyn Hyde Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Sci-fi fun as a perfectionist's potion makes her a monster.
By Annabeth Bondor-Stone, Connor White
(2019)
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Let Me Hear a Rhyme Book Poster Image
age 14+
Teens try to make murdered friend a rap star in fun caper.
By Tiffany D. Jackson
(2019)
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Aurora Rising Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Fabulous, violent sci-fi adventure about a misfit squad.
By Amie Kaufman, Jay Kristoff
(2019)
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The Strangers: Greystone Secrets, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Kids travel to another dimension in clever sci-fi adventure.
By Margaret Peterson Haddix
(2019)
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The Dysasters Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Teen superhero tale has potential but also some cliches.
By P.C. Cast, Kristin Cast
(2019)
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Caterpillar Summer Book Poster Image
age 8+
Touching tale of girl's summer with brother, family secrets.
By Gillian McDunn
(2019)
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Dear America: The Story of an Undocumented Citizen: Young Readers' Edition Book Poster Image
age 8+
Gripping biography of undocumented prize-winning journalist.
By Jose Antonio Vargas
(2019)
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Glass Movie Poster Image
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age 14+
Violence, peril in flawed but enjoyable trilogy finale.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2019)
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Mirai Movie Poster Image
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age 8+
Sweet, magical family adventure is best for older kids.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2018)
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Diary of an Awesome Friendly Kid: Rowley Jefferson's Journal Book Poster Image
age 8+
Greg is meaner to gullible BFF Rowley in Wimpy Kid spin-off.
By Jeff Kinney
(2019)
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Dealing in Dreams Book Poster Image
age 14+
Violence and loyalty explored in tedious dystopian tale.
By Lilliam Rivera
(2019)
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Adult Life Skills Movie Poster Image
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age 14+
Quirky dramedy explores loss, family, moving forward.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2019)
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DC Super Hero Girls TV Poster Image
age 8+
Teen heroes build teamwork in fast-paced 'toon series.
Network: Cartoon Network
(2019)
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Courting Darkness Book Poster Image
age 14+
Absorbing historical fiction ramps up the palace intrigue.
By Robin LaFevers
(2019)
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Cartoon Network Arcade App Poster Image
age 8+
All-ages arcade fun with heavy-handed ad presence.
Devices: iPhone, iPad, Android
(2019)
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A Curse So Dark and Lonely Book Poster Image
age 14+
Modern "Beauty" tale has complex characters, gore, humor.
By Brigid Kemmerer
(2019)
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The Girl King Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Action-filled fantasy series off to a violent start.
By Mimi Yu
(2019)
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Jump Force Game Poster Image
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age 14+
Fandom-focused fighter has lots of hits and anime hype.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2019)
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