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Candleman: The Complete Journey Game Poster Image
age 10+
Poetic platformer fun for all ages, has delightful play.
Platforms: Windows, Xbox One
(2018)
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Celeste Game Poster Image
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age 10+
Charming, challenging platformer with excellent heroine.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2018)
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OK K.O.! Let's Play Heroes Game Poster Image
age 10+
Fun adaptation of action-packed kids' cartoon.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2018)
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Lost Sphear Game Poster Image
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age 10+
Old-school adventure with mild violence, good role models.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Windows
(2018)
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Full Metal Furies Game Poster Image
age 10+
Throwback arcade-action game packs in co-op fun.
Platforms: Windows, Xbox One
(2018)
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Sid Meier's Civilization VI App Poster Image
age 11+
Steep price, but adaptation of PC classic is incredible.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Fire phone, Kindle Fire
(2018)
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Unicorn Power!: Lumberjanes, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 10+
Spirited comics-based novel has girl power to the max.
By Mariko Tamaki
(2017)
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The Caldera: Brotherband Chronicles, Book 7 Book Poster Image
age 10+
Slow start builds to exciting with pirates and a volcano.
By John Flanagan
(2017)
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Alternate Universe: A Rescue Mission Movie Poster Image
age 11+
Well-intentioned teen time travel tale has mild suspense.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2017)
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The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild - The Champions' Ballad Game Poster Image
age 10+
Zelda expansion brings more mild combat, creative puzzles.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch
(2017)
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Reigns: Her Majesty App Poster Image
age 10+
Simple but funny, cartoony card game ruled by your choices.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2017)
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Rush: A Disney-Pixar Adventure Game Poster Image
age 10+
Decent collection of simple games for young Pixar fans.
Platforms: Windows, Xbox One
(2017)
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Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets Movie Poster Image
age 11+
Silly but exuberant sci-fi adventure has fantasy violence.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2017)
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Battle Chef Brigade Game Poster Image
age 10+
Breezy platformer/puzzler takes itself too seriously.
Platforms: Mac, Nintendo Switch, Windows
(2017)
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Whichwood Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Lush, dark fantasy has magical teens, ghosts, the undead.
By Tahereh Mafi
(2017)
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Lego Marvel Super Heroes 2 Game Poster Image
age 10+
Epic Lego-Marvel team-up that spans all of space, time.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2017)
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Sonic Forces Game Poster Image
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age 10+
Action platformer, ironically, moves too fast to be fun.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2017)
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Disneyland Adventures Game Poster Image
age 10+
Despite mild fantasy violence, great tour of amusement park.
Platforms: Windows, Xbox One
(2017)
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Greetings from Witness Protection! Book Poster Image
age 11+
Kicky tween thriller deals with themes of abandonment.
By Jake Burt
(2017)
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Hello Neighbor Game Poster Image
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age 10+
Stealth horror game has some cheap scares, lots of problems.
Platforms: Windows, Xbox One
(2017)
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