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Seek by iNaturalist App Poster Image
age 8+
Snap photos, spot species with kid-friendly citizen science.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2019)
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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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Mekazoo Game Poster Image
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age 8+
Fun arcade side-scrolling platformer for young and old.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2016)
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Animal Crossing: New Leaf Welcome amiibo Game Poster Image
age 8+
Friendly town sim gets updated with whole new way to play.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2016)
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DK Eyewitness Books Series Book Poster Image
age 8+
Great reference books on many topics for young readers.
By Juliette Clutton-Brock
(2014)
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Kulipari: An Army of Frogs TV Poster Image
age 8+
Graphic novels inspire fantastic -- but violent -- series.
Network: Netflix
(2016)
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Beast Machines: Transformers TV Poster Image
age 8+
Exciting, violent action continues robotic animal story.
Network: Syndicated
(1999)
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Epistory - Typing Chronicles Game Poster Image
age 8+
Colorful adventure will push typing skills to the limit.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2016)
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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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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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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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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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Hidden Habitats TV Poster Image
age 8+
Beautiful, smart nature documentary has some tense moments.
Network: BBC America
(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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Pokémon X/Pokémon Y Game Poster Image
age 8+
Gameplay and characters kids love with some new twists.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2013)
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Turbo: Super Stunt Squad Game Poster Image
age 8+
Fun movie-based game filled with snail racing and tricks.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo DS, Nintendo Wii, Nintendo Wii U, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360
(2013)
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Glow Bugs App Poster Image
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age 8+
Kids guide ladybug in simple yet entertaining freemium app.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2012)
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Dirty Jobs Down Under with Mike Rowe TV Poster Image
age 11+
Spin-off takes ick and shtick to Australia; some language.
Network: Discovery Channel
(2012)
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Antz Movie Poster Image
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age 8+
Great effects and characters, but surprisingly violent.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1998)
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