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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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Invader Zim: Enter the Florpus TV Poster Image
age 8+
Alien, tween rivals match wits again over Earth's fate.
Network: Netflix
(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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Transformers Bumblebee Overdrive App Poster Image
age 8+
Fun arcade endless runner game for all Transformers fans.
Devices: iPhone, iPad, Android
(2018)
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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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A Dastardly Plot: A Perilous Journey of Danger & Mayhem, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Zany retro adventure tackles discrimination, evil schemes.
By Christopher Healy
(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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Next Gen Movie Poster Image
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age 8+
Great animation, solid messages; lots of cartoon violence.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2018)
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Teen Titans GO Figure! App Poster Image
age 8+
Fun fighting game for comic fans with a sense of humor.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(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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Daphne & Velma Movie Poster Image
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age 8+
Live-action tale about high school besties has peril.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 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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Trailblazers Game Poster Image
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age 8+
Paint tracks a shade of fun in colorful, team-based racer.
Platforms: Linux, Mac, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2018)
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Potions & Parameters: Secret Coders, Book 5 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Hint of romance in funny, high-energy graphic novel.
By Gene Luen Yang
(2018)
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Nintendo Labo Toy-Con Variety Kit Game Poster Image
age 8+
Unique making experience melds crafting with video games.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch
(2018)
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Waking the Monsters: Hilo Book 4 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Gina steps up in fun-filled, action-packed volume.
By Judd Winick
(2018)
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Shiny Game Poster Image
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age 8+
Nonviolent rescue game lacks polish, responsive controls.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2018)
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The Wild Robot Escapes Book Poster Image
age 8+
Animals aid robot journey in sequel tinged with human love.
By Peter Brown
(2018)
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