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Normal: One Kid's Extraordinary Journey Book Poster Image
age 10+
Inspiring, graphic story of boy with facial differences.
By Magdalena Newman, Nathaniel Newman
(2020)
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The Crystal Maze TV Poster Image
age 7+
Fun, family-friendly game show based on Brit classic.
Network: Nickelodeon
(2020)
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The Addams Family Movie Poster Image
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age 7+
So-so adaptation isn't spooky, kooky enough; a few scares.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2019)
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Little Women (2019) Movie Poster Image
age 10+
Poignant, beautifully made take on beloved sisterhood tale.
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(Release Year: 2019)
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A Christmas Prince: The Royal Baby Movie Poster Image
age 10+
More adventures in Aldovia; some mild suspense, peril.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2019)
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Ali Cross Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Exciting first case for detective's middle-school son.
By James Patterson
(2019)
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Holiday Rush Movie Poster Image
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age 10+
Energetic family comedy lacks depth; mild language.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2019)
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The Fowl Twins Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Artemis Fowl spin-off is clever and action-packed.
By Eoin Colfer
(2019)
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TABI Learning - Primary school App Poster Image
age 7+
Subscribe for fun topic variety, OK learning potential.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2019)
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Round of Your Life Movie Poster Image
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age 10+
Irreverent humor lifts teen faith film about family tragedy.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2019)
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The Casagrandes TV Poster Image
age 7+
Charming Loud House spin-off about Mexican American family.
Network: Nickelodeon
(2019)
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The Tyrant's Tomb: The Trials of Apollo, Book 4 Book Poster Image
age 10+
Apollo atones as the exciting mythological mayhem continues.
By Rick Riordan
(2019)
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My Fate According to the Butterfly Book Poster Image
age 10+
Emotional tale of family, forgiveness, and drug addiction.
By Gail D. Villanueva
(2019)
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Charlie Thorne and the Last Equation Book Poster Image
age 10+
Nonstop adventure, science, and young genius in fun mystery.
By Stuart Gibbs
(2019)
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For Black Girls Like Me Book Poster Image
age 10+
Black girl in white family finds her voice in moving novel.
By Mariama J. Lockington
(2019)
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Disney Story Realms App Poster Image
age 7+
Familiar stories, fun graphics, OK games, lots of purchases.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2019)
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Family Reunion TV Poster Image
age 10+
Heartwarming but uneven sitcom about family relationships.
Network: Netflix
(2019)
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Mia and the White Lion Movie Poster Image
age 10+
Save-the-lions tale shows beauty, beastliness of humanity.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2019)
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The Last Guardian: Artemis Fowl, Book 8 Book Poster Image
age 10+
It's Artemis vs. Armageddon in fast-paced finale.
By Eoin Colfer
(2012)
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The Atlantis Complex: Artemis Fowl, Book 7 Book Poster Image
age 10+
Exciting Fowl story has rogue robots and a devious villain.
By Eoin Colfer
(2010)
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