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The Good Thieves Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Kids fight gangsters in thrilling, heart-filled 1920s tale.
By Katherine Rundell
(2019)
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Harvest Moon: Mad Dash Game Poster Image
age 8+
Solo/co-op puzzler emphasizes speed over strategy.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4
(2019)
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Stranded Sails: Explorers of the Cursed Islands Game Poster Image
age 8+
Farm, cook, and explore in repetitive castaway adventure.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2019)
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BurgerTime Party! Game Poster Image
age 8+
Updated arcade classic is a well-done recipe for fun.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch
(2019)
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The Biggest Little Farm Movie Poster Image
age 8+
Poignant, thought-provoking docu about sustainable living.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 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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Funky Restaurant App Poster Image
age 8+
Simplistic, redundant arcade game tosses food, fun away.
Devices: iPhone, iPad, Android
(2019)
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Elliot: The Littlest Reindeer Movie Poster Image
age 8+
Animated reindeer tale has nice messages but nasty bite.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2018)
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The Princess Switch Movie Poster Image
age 8+
Royals fall for commoners in feel-good Christmas romance.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2018)
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Saving Winslow Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Gentle, moving story about loving bravely despite risk.
By Sharon Creech
(2018)
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Overcooked! 2 Game Poster Image
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age 8+
Culinary chaos makes for a buffet of food-themed fun.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(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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Riding Lessons: Ellen & Ned, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Kind, horsey story spotlights adoption and empathy.
By Jane Smiley
(2018)
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The Penderwicks at Last Book Poster Image
age 8+
Charming, funny series finale comes full circle.
By Jeanne Birdsall
(2018)
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Love Sugar Magic: A Dash of Trouble, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Magically sweet story set in Mexican American family bakery.
By Anna Meriano
(2018)
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The Big Family Cooking Showdown TV Poster Image
age 8+
British food contest celebrates families cooking together.
Network: Netflix
(2017)
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Cooking Craze - A Fast & Fun Restaurant Game App Poster Image
age 8+
Good but blatant Diner Dash clone serves up fast food fun.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire
(2017)
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Stef Soto, Taco Queen Book Poster Image
age 8+
Warm, funny tale of family, tacos, and middle school.
By Jennifer Torres
(2017)
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Ride TV Poster Image
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age 8+
Diversity, resilience stand out in likable tween dramedy.
Network: Nickelodeon
(2017)
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The Great American Baking Show TV Poster Image
age 8+
Stateside competition is mild, fun for food fans.
Network: ABC
(2016)
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