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The Liar Princess and the Blind Prince Game Poster Image
age 10+
Bittersweet, engrossing fairy tale, but puzzles can annoy.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4
(2019)
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Brawl Stars App Poster Image
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age 10+
Multiplayer fun marred by slow controls and a slower grind.
Devices: iPhone, iPad, Android
(2019)
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Yo-Kai Watch 3 Game Poster Image
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age 10+
Improved Yo-Kai Watch tale is the biggest and best yet.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2019)
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The Fork, the Witch, and the Worm: Tales of Alagaësia, Book 1: Eragon Book Poster Image
age 11+
Promising series launch brings back dragon riders.
By Christopher Paolini
(2018)
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Sphinx and the Cursed Mummy Game Poster Image
age 10+
Clever gaming relic shambles, stumbles with tech issues.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch
(2019)
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Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown Game Poster Image
age 11+
Take to the skies in challenging, fun aerial combat game.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, PlayStation VR, Windows, Xbox One
(2019)
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Monster Boy and the Cursed Kingdom Game Poster Image
age 10+
Amusing, colorful adventure is great for kids of all ages.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2019)
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Ana Maria Reyes Does Not Live in a Castle Book Poster Image
age 10+
Captivating tale of girl diving into her Dominican roots.
By Hilda Eunice Burgos
(2918)
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Charlie Hernández & The League of Shadows Book Poster Image
age 11+
Kids fight folklore beings in adventure with lots of chills.
By Ryan Calejo
(2018)
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The House with a Clock in Its Walls Movie Poster Image
age 11+
Eli Roth's aged-down spookfest has jump-worthy scenes.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2018)
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Artifact Game Poster Image
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age 10+
Fun but pricey hybrid blends cards and strategy elements.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2018)
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The Christmas Chronicles Movie Poster Image
age 10+
Edgy, exciting Santa adventure has iffy behavior, peril.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2018)
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Squishies Game Poster Image
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age 10+
Bright VR puzzler has cute characters, inspires creativity.
Platforms: PlayStation VR
(2018)
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Sid Meier's Civilization VI (Switch) Game Poster Image
age 10+
Educational world simulator is a perfect fit for Switch.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch
(2018)
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Marcus Vega Doesn't Speak Spanish Book Poster Image
age 10+
Boy searches for dad, finds cultural roots in moving tale.
By Pablo Cartaya
(2018)
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Empires & Puzzles: RPG Quest App Poster Image
age 11+
Fun match-3 game, but some adventure features fall flat.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2018)
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Marvel Battle Lines App Poster Image
age 10+
Comic book card game has action in heroic proportions.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2018)
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Squirm Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Boy saves animals and his family in fun environmental tale.
By Carl Hiaasen
(2018)
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An Elephant's Journey Movie Poster Image
age 10+
Boy and elephant fight poaching; some peril.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2018)
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Small Spaces Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Tween horror done right: scary, not gory, with some heart.
By Katherine Arden
(2018)
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