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Our House Is on Fire: Greta Thunberg's Call to Save the Planet Book Poster Image
age 8+
Alarming story of teen's strike for climate change action.
By Jeanette Winter
(2019)
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Ellie, Engineer: In the Spotlight Book Poster Image
age 8+
Ellie fixes stuff, tackles mystery in fun pageant tale.
By Jackson Pearce
(2019)
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Becoming RBG: Ruth Bader Ginsburg's Journey to Justice Book Poster Image
age 10+
Legal details, advocacy overwhelm graphic-novel bio.
By Debbie Levy
(2019)
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It Chapter Two Movie Poster Image
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age 15+
Fewer scares, plenty of blood in long but fun sequel.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2019)
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One Day at Disney TV Poster Image
age 8+
Docuseries celebrates Disney's talented employees.
Network: Disney+
(2019)
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The Tenth Girl Book Poster Image
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age 15+
Dense, eerie, violent horror story with surprising twist.
By Sara Faring
(2019)
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The Aeronauts Movie Poster Image
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age 10+
Perilous science adventure lifts but doesn't soar.
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(Release Year: 2019)
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Hold On Movie Poster Image
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age 13+
Powerful message, but plot falls short in faith-based drama.
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(Release Year: 2019)
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Dasher Book Poster Image
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age 4+
Reindeer's origin story has striking art, lots of heart.
By Matt Tavares
(2019)
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The Goldfinch Movie Poster Image
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age 16+
Art-centered drama about loss has teen drinking, drug use.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2019)
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Cerca / Close Book Poster Image
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age 2+
Engaging, simple bilingual book shows what "close" means.
By Juan Felipe Herrera
(2019)
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1919 The Year That Changed America Book Poster Image
age 11+
Riveting tale of racial, labor protests, women's vote, more.
By Martin W. Sandler
(2019)
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Scientists Get Dressed Book Poster Image
age 7+
Info-packed look at what scientists wear to do their jobs.
By Deborah Lee Rose
(2019)
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Elf Pets: A Fox Cub's Tale Movie Poster Image
age 4+
Lights, songs, and good cheer delight in short holiday tale.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2019)
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Legacy: Keeper of the Lost Cities, Book 8 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Action-packed return to form in elf-girl epic series.
By Shannon Messenger
(2019)
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Queen of the Sea Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Brave girl finds royal intrigue in detailed 1500s tale.
By Dylan Meconis
(2019)
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My Papi Has a Motorcycle Book Poster Image
age 4+
A thrilling ride celebrates love and Latinx culture.
By Isabel Quintero
(2019)
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What Miss Mitchell Saw Book Poster Image
age 6+
Superb art adds to inspiring bio of 1800s female astronomer.
By Hayley Barrett
(2019)
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Counting the Stars: The Story of Katherine Johnson, NASA Mathematician Book Poster Image
age 8+
Beautiful, detailed Katherine Johnson bio for older kids.
By Lesa Cline-Ransome
(2019)
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Horrible Histories: The Movie - Rotten Romans Movie Poster Image
age 9+
Historical adventure has facts, jokes, slapstick violence.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2019)
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