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Cooking Mama: Sweet Shop Game Poster Image
age 7+
Sweet cooking sim great for younger gamers.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2017)
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CatStronauts: Mission Moon -- CatStronauts, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 7+
Successful launch of fun series starring heroic space cats.
By Drew Brockington
(2017)
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Kung-Fu Bunny TV Poster Image
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age 6+
Creative mixed-media series is a winner for families.
Network: Comcast
(2017)
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PaRappa the Rapper Remastered Game Poster Image
age 7+
Classic rhythm game returns, with minor improvements.
Platforms: PlayStation 4
(2017)
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Rain World Game Poster Image
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age 7+
Lost potential in an obtuse, coy adventure.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Windows
(2017)
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Sing Movie Poster Image
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age 7+
Musical has great songs, slapstick laughs, mixed messages.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2016)
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Twisty Sky App Poster Image
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age 7+
Easy-to-play, hard-to-master game has you reach for clouds.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2017)
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Bad Kitty Takes the Test Book Poster Image
age 7+
Sympathetic, sly send-up of testing is both smart and funny.
By Nick Bruel
(2017)
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Dog Man Unleashed: Dog Man, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 7+
Half-man, half-dog, all-heart hero delights in silly sequel.
By Dav Pilkey
(2016)
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The Secret Life of Pets Movie Poster Image
age 7+
Adventure is clever and engaging, despite animals in peril.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2016)
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The Poet's Dog Book Poster Image
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age 6+
Talking dog helps stranded kids in gentle book about grief.
By Patricia MacLachlan
(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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Food Network Star Kids TV Poster Image
age 6+
Cooking contestants impress with skill, perseverance.
Network: Food Network
(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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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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Basil of Baker Street: The Great Mouse Detective, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 7+
Classic, cute series about Sherlock-like mouse sleuth.
By Eve Titus
(2016)
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Nate the Great Series Book Poster Image
age 6+
Nate solves neighborhood mysteries in fun new-reader series.
By Marjorie Weinman Sharmat
(2016)
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Lulu Series Book Poster Image
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age 7+
Delightful adventures of young girl caring for animals.
By Hilary McKay
(2014)
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Stick Cat: A Tail of Two Kitties: Stick Cat, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 7+
Sweet tale of kind cat is daffy fun for reluctant readers.
By Tom Watson
(2016)
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PetWorld 3D: My Animal Rescue App Poster Image
age 7+
Get animals ready for adoption in fun sim, but set limits.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire
(2016)
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