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Google Cardboard App Poster Image
age 7+
Brief intro to virtual reality leaves you wanting more.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2016)
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View-Master Discovery Underwater App Poster Image
age 7+
Immersive underwater view is gorgeous; not cohesive overall.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2016)
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Super Mario Maker for Nintendo 3DS Game Poster Image
age 7+
Make Mario adventures in palm of your hand.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2016)
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Pokémon: Diamond and Pearl TV Poster Image
age 7+
Fun creature-catching show has friendship, fantasy violence.
Network: Cartoon Network
(2007)
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Alpha and Omega: The Big Fureeze Movie Poster Image
age 7+
Wolf pups on a rescue mission; suspense, peril, and laughs.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2016)
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Owlboy Game Poster Image
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age 7+
Retro adventure homage, but tame violence, bland play.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2016)
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The Bailey School Kids Series Book Poster Image
age 7+
Four adventurous friends solve mysteries in engaging tales.
By Debbie Dadey, Marcia Thornton Jones
(1991)
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Skylanders Academy TV Poster Image
age 7+
Toy-inspired adventure series a fun pick with broad appeal.
Network: Netflix
(2016)
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Ghost Patrol Movie Poster Image
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age 7+
Animated tale of kid ghost hunters has some mild scares.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2016)
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The Creeping Shadow: Lockwood & Co., Book 4 Book Poster Image
age 11+
Consistently great ghost series keeps the scares coming.
By Jonathan Stroud
(2016)
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Osmo Coding App Poster Image
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age 7+
Hybrid toys give kids unique, hands-on coding practice.
Devices: iPad
(2016)
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Dog Man: Dog Man, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 7+
Riotous, silly fun with soft touch by Underpants creator.
By Dav Pilkey
(2016)
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Counterfeit Cat TV Poster Image
age 7+
Funny buddy comedy has mischief, feline-flavored humor.
Network: Disney XD
(2016)
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Looped TV Poster Image
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age 7+
Time warp buddy comedy is light on consequences.
Network: Amazon Prime Video
(2016)
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Regal Academy TV Poster Image
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age 7+
Mixed messages emerge in fairy tale-inspired series.
Network: Nickelodeon
(2016)
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Zorro: The Chronicles TV Poster Image
age 7+
Copious action, some mature themes in reimagined series.
Network: Hulu
(2016)
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Slugterra: Into the Shadows Movie Poster Image
age 7+
Basically one long battle scene with toys and action figures
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2016)
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Ruby Lu Series Book Poster Image
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age 7+
Spirited Ruby faces changing family, friends in fun series.
By Lenore Look
(2004)
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The Zack Files Series Book Poster Image
age 7+
Silly stories of 10-year-old Zack's improbable adventures.
By Dan Greenburg
(2016)
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Ricky Ricotta's Mighty Robot Series Book Poster Image
age 7+
A mouse and robot fight evildoers in fun graphic novels.
By Dav Pilkey
(2014)
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