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Disney+ App Poster Image
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age 8+
Unmatched media collection; falls short on parent controls.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2019)
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Fishing Star World Tour Game Poster Image
age 8+
Casual fishing catches players hook, line, and sinker.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch
(2019)
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Aladdin Movie Poster Image
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age 8+
Live-action remake has charming stars, intense moments.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2019)
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Malamander:  Legends of Eerie-on-Sea, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Delightfully spooky fantasy-series start has charm, chills.
By Thomas Taylor
(2019)
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Descendants 3 Movie Poster Image
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age 8+
Satisfying end to trilogy has positive themes for kids.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2019)
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Hungry Shark Evolution App Poster Image
age 8+
Simple but slightly bloody shark arcade eating game.
Devices: iPhone, iPad, Android
(2019)
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Cinderella Liberator Book Poster Image
age 8+
Fresh take on classic tale boosts being true, free self.
By Rebecca Solnit
(2019)
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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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Adventure Academy App Poster Image
age 8+
Solid learning content might get lost within greater game.
Devices: iPhone, iPad, Mac, Android, Windows app
(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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Ogre Enchanted Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Girl becomes ogre in imaginative "Ella Enchanted" spin-off.
By Gail Carson Levine
(2018)
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The Little Mermaid (2018) Movie Poster Image
age 8+
Watered-down retelling has poor acting, production values.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2018)
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Sonic Mania Plus Game Poster Image
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age 8+
Speedy action game's new content kicks it into overdrive.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2018)
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Secret Sisters of the Salty Sea Book Poster Image
age 8+
Dreamy, visual vacation unfolds in sweet beach tale.
By Lynne Rae Perkins
(2018)
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Freya and the Magic Jewel: Thunder Girls, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Fun read, troubling message for girls to be peacemakers.
By Joan Holub, Suzanne Williams
(2018)
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InnerSpace Game Poster Image
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age 8+
Pretty exploration game restrained by subtle, aimless play.
Platforms: Linux, Mac, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2018)
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Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Getaway Book Poster Image
age 8+
Funny, milder 12th tale plumbs travel fears on Xmas holiday.
By Jeff Kinney
(2017)
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Bubsy: The Woolies Strike Back! Game Poster Image
age 8+
Short, repetitive platformer barely amuses in small bursts.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Windows
(2017)
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Deep Movie Poster Image
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age 8+
Rude jokes, surprising violence in animated undersea tale.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2017)
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Mighty Jack and the Goblin King: Mighty Jack, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Thrilling end hints at more adventures for brave friends.
By Ben Hatke
(2017)
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