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Bee Simulator Game Poster Image
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age 8+
Take flight and "bee" what the hive is buzzing about.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2019)
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Faktr - Prime App Poster Image
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age 8+
Fast-paced math game; factor in need for more help.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2019)
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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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Subwords App Poster Image
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age 8+
Fusion between trivia and word game engages spellers.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(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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Beans: The Coffee Shop Simulator Game Poster Image
age 8+
Caffeine-focused sim runs out of energy with slow pacing.
Platforms: Windows
(2017)
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Pictoword Free App Poster Image
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age 8+
Easy puzzles -- but if kids get stuck, they're out of luck.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(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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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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Pillar Game Poster Image
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age 8+
Confusing puzzler based on personality types misses mark.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox 360
(2015)
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Brain Chase Website Poster Image
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age 8+
Kids embark on a pricey but fun summer learning adventure.
URL: https://brainchase.com/
(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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