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Glitch Techs TV Poster Image
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age 8+
Likable gaming-inspired show promotes diversity, teamwork.
Network: Netflix
(2020)
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Sega Ages Puyo Puyo 2 Game Poster Image
age 8+
Classic puzzler has a new home but shows its age.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch
(2020)
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Here in the Real World Book Poster Image
age 8+
Funny, relatable tale of tweens gardening in the ruins.
By Sara Pennypacker
(2020)
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Sonic the Hedgehog Movie Poster Image
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age 8+
Carrey lights up video game movie; peril, some drinking.
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(Release Year: 2020)
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Monster Chords: Fun with Music App Poster Image
age 8+
Monster confusion and ads; not a great way to learn guitar.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2020)
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Droplets: Drops for Kids App Poster Image
age 8+
Easy, versatile vocabulary-learning in many languages.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2020)
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Zombies 2 TV Poster Image
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age 8+
Sweet sequel promotes inclusion, challenges stereotypes.
Network: Disney Channel
(2020)
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Diana: Princess of the Amazons Book Poster Image
age 8+
Vibrant, gentle origin story shows Wonder Woman as tween.
By Shannon Hale, Dean Hale
(2020)
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Playing with Fire Movie Poster Image
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age 8+
Cena charms, but slapstick-heavy comedy doesn't fully spark.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2019)
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Code the Robot. Save the Cat App Poster Image
age 8+
Create and play with cute, cat-friendly coding puzzler.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2020)
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Diary of a Future President TV Poster Image
age 8+
Reflective look at go-getter's tween years is mild, sweet.
Network: Disney+
(2020)
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Sega Ages Fantasy Zone Game Poster Image
age 8+
Classic shooter aims for the stars on new system.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch
(2020)
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The Best of Iggy Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Funny look at boy whose impulsive ideas get the best of him.
By Annie Barrows
(2020)
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Notorious Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Wacky tale of middle schooler, '30s gangsters, murdered dog.
By Gordon Korman
(2020)
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Dolittle Movie Poster Image
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age 8+
Not the king of the jungle, but still cute; some peril/guns.
In Theaters Now
(Release Year: 2020)
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Power of a Princess: More Than a Princess, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Loyal friends rule in slow tale of brave, strong princess.
By E.D. Baker
(2019)
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The Owl House TV Poster Image
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age 8+
Engaging, quirky fantasy series has broad viewing appeal.
Network: Disney Channel
(2020)
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The Treacherous Seas:  A Perilous Journey of Danger & Mayhem, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Tween heroes fight discrimination, monsters in fun sequel.
By Christopher Healy
(2019)
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Ralph S. Mouse Series Book Poster Image
age 8+
Lovely classics have adventure, empathy, a talking mouse.
By Beverly Cleary
(1965)
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Kid President: Are We There Yet? TV Poster Image
age 8+
YouTube star returns as a teen to spotlight changemakers.
Network: YouTube
(2019)
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