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Unravel Game Poster Image
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age 8+
Poetic platformer with themes of family, friends, aging.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2016)
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Amplitude Game Poster Image
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age 8+
All-too-short musical treat for both the eyes and ears.
Platforms: PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4
(2016)
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Mr. Holmes Movie Poster Image
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age 11+
Smart, literate, low-key drama about memory and stories.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2015)
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Piano Practice with Wolfie App Poster Image
age 11+
Fab features add digital help to real-life piano study.
Devices: iPad
(2015)
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Firefly Hollow Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Sweet, poignant tale of loss, friendship, following dreams.
By Alison McGhee
(2015)
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Spider: Rite of the Shrouded Moon Game Poster Image
age 8+
Arachnid spins unconventional action with some repetition.
Platforms: Linux, Mac, Windows, iPhone
(2015)
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Disney Karaoke: Descendants App Poster Image
age 8+
Evil's never been so fun with sing-and-dance-along tunes.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2015)
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Teen Beach 2 Movie Poster Image
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age 8+
Dynamic musical numbers, girl power sell super sequel.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2015)
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Inside My Radio Game Poster Image
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age 8+
Fun platformer teaches the importance of rhythm.
Platforms: Windows, Xbox One
(2015)
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Book of the Dead: TombQuest, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Straightforward mummy adventure with a side of gamer fun.
By Michael Northrop
(2015)
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Disney Fantasia: Music Evolved Game Poster Image
age 8+
Become a wizardly conductor in music game; some iffy lyrics.
Platforms: Xbox 360, Xbox One
(2014)
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TeleStory App Poster Image
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age 8+
Super fun movie maker lets kids star in their own creations.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2014)
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Hidden Habitats TV Poster Image
age 8+
Beautiful, smart nature documentary has some tense moments.
Network: BBC America
(2014)
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iTooch Music App Poster Image
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age 11+
Explore the world of music through fun but serious quizzes.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2014)
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Tomodachi Life Game Poster Image
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age 8+
Quirky sim engages kids in a virtual doll soap opera.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2014)
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Violetta TV Poster Image
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age 8+
Soapy but light drama boasts strong female lead.
Network: Disney Channel
(2014)
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"Classic" (CD Single) Music Poster Image
age 11+
Catchy, corny pop song captures the retro-loving zeitgeist.
By MKTO
(2014)
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20 Feet from Stardom Movie Poster Image
age 11+
Smart, thoughtful docu shines light on background singers.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2014)
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Minuscule: Valley of the Lost Ants - A Fingerprint Network App App Poster Image
age 8+
Fun bug-themed racing game challenging but not impossible.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2014)
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Grace Unplugged Movie Poster Image
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age 11+
Predictable prodigal daughter tale with Christian message.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2014)
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