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Super Dinosaur TV Poster Image
age 8+
Action-packed comics-inspired series has tense battles.
Network: Amazon Prime Video
(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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Adventure Academy App Poster Image
age 8+
Solid learning content might get lost within greater game.
Devices: iPhone, iPad, Mac, Android, Windows app
(2019)
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Yoshi's Crafted World Game Poster Image
age 8+
Beautiful, creative cartoon adventure with low difficulty.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch
(2019)
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The History of Everything App Poster Image
age 8+
Basic timeline of select events; confusing presentation.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2019)
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Knights vs. Dinosaurs Book Poster Image
age 8+
Silly fantasy has lots of kid appeal and fantasy violence.
By Matt Phelan
(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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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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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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Pokémon Quest App Poster Image
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age 8+
Quirky, blocky, repetitive new take on Pokémon franchise.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(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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Monster Park - AR Dino World App Poster Image
age 8+
Dino AR is cool but would be awesome with more to do.
Devices: iPhone, iPad
(2018)
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Bolivar Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Beautiful story of misunderstood dinosaur in big city.
By Sean Rubin
(2017)
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Dragonbreath Series Book Poster Image
age 8+
Great banter and adventures for a young dragon and friends.
By Ursula Vernon
(2012)
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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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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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Harvest Moon: Skytree Village Game Poster Image
age 8+
Fantasy farm sim is fun but has some tedious crop work.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2016)
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Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Double Down Book Poster Image
age 8+
Halloween-themed 11th book a fun way to discuss kid scares.
By Jeff Kinney
(2016)
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