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The Mysterious Benedict Society and the Riddle of Ages Book Poster Image
age 9+
Kid geniuses are grown up in exciting 4th mystery-adventure.
By Trenton Lee Stewart
(2019)
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MathPapa - Algebra Calculator App Poster Image
age 11+
Handy algebra helper with X factor; watch for cheating.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2019)
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The World Ends in April Book Poster Image
age 9+
Madcap tween drama focuses on impending doomsday.
By Stacy McAnulty
(2019)
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Born Just Right Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Upbeat book tells what it's like being born without a limb.
By Jordan Reeves, Jen Lee Reeves
(2019)
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Sky Guide App Poster Image
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age 9+
Explore your night sky and study the history of the stars.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2019)
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Train - Code Visually App Poster Image
age 9+
Good concept but needs tutorial and on-screen guide.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2019)
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Vsauce TV Poster Image
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age 11+
Intelligent, fun-loving science learning worth watching.
Network: YouTube Channel
(2007)
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Chasing Coral Movie Poster Image
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age 9+
Awe-inspiring, poignant docu tracks decline of coral reefs.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2017)
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Springin' - Create, Share, and Play App Poster Image
age 11+
Game creator has great potential but steep learning curve.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2017)
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The Farthest: Voyager in Space Movie Poster Image
age 9+
Fascinating docu on the history and discoveries of Voyager.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2017)
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The Friendship Experiment Book Poster Image
age 9+
Smart, heartfelt portrayal of lonely, science-loving tween.
By Erin Teagan
(2016)
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Rebel Genius: Rebel Geniuses, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Creative fantasy blends art, mysticism, math, and magic.
By Michael Dante DiMartino
(2016)
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The Way Things Work Now Book Poster Image
age 11+
Captivating look at the things that power our world.
By David Macaulay
(2016)
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How to Make Electricity App Poster Image
age 9+
Experiment with virtual electricity; some guidance needed.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2016)
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T. Rowe Price Star Banks Adventure App Poster Image
age 9+
Match-3 game about money management not rich in learning.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2016)
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Metrico+ Game Poster Image
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age 9+
Inventive, tough platformer breathes life into infographics.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, Windows, Xbox One
(2016)
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April and the Extraordinary World Movie Poster Image
age 9+
French steampunk tale for kids mixes science, adventure.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2016)
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WordBrain App Poster Image
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age 9+
Word hunt gets tough quickly, has ads and purchases.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2016)
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Friday Barnes, Girl Detective Book Poster Image
age 9+
Smart girl solves boarding school mysteries in fun romp.
By R. A. Spratt
(2016)
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Full Cicada Moon Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Girl beats stereotypes in powerful free-verse novel.
By Marilyn Hilton
(2015)
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