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Plants Vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare 2 Game Poster Image
age 10+
Weird cartoonish multiplayer shooter grows fun for all ages.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2016)
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Pax Book Poster Image
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Pax
age 10+
Compelling, heartrending story of boy and fox in dystopia.
By Sara Pennypacker
(2016)
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Auggie & Me: Three Wonder Stories Book Poster Image
age 10+
Thought-provoking stories of kindness and friendship.
By R.J. Palacio
(2015)
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The Dragonet Prophecy: Wings of Fire, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 10+
Buddy dragon story surprisingly dark and bloody.
By Tui T. Sutherland
(2012)
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Agar.io App Poster Image
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age 10+
Dot-eats-dot arcade game tame except for racy usernames.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2016)
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Just Add Magic TV Poster Image
age 6+
BFFs stir up magical recipes in fun family-friendly series.
Network: Amazon Prime Video
(2015)
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Inside Out Movie Poster Image
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age 6+
Beautiful, original story about handling big feelings.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2015)
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The Sword of Summer: Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 10+
Exciting Norse mythology adventure with Percy-like hero.
By Rick Riordan
(2015)
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The Thing About Jellyfish Book Poster Image
age 10+
Beautiful, grief-tinged, coming-of-age story has it all.
By Ali Benjamin
(2015)
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Tomorrowland Movie Poster Image
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age 10+
Visually exciting sci-fi adventure has unexpected violence.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2015)
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Minecraft: Story Mode Game Poster Image
age 10+
Famous blocky adventure has a generic story to tell.
Platforms: Mac, Nintendo Wii U, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, Windows, Xbox 360, Xbox One, iPhone
(2015)
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Cinderella (2015) Movie Poster Image
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age 6+
Easy-on-the-eyes fairy tale promotes kindness.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2015)
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Super Mario Maker Game Poster Image
age 6+
Extraordinarily fun game-maker for kids of all ages.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii U
(2015)
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George Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Fourth-grader George identifies as a girl in tender tale.
By Alex Gino
(2015)
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Sunny Side Up Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Funny, moving graphic novel takes on teen substance abuse.
By Jennifer L. Holm, Matthew Holm
(2015)
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Home Movie Poster Image
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age 6+
Animated alien comedy is sweet, cute, if not super original.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2015)
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The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water Movie Poster Image
age 6+
Fun, goofy SpongeBob movie is as trippy as the show.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2015)
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McFarland, USA Movie Poster Image
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age 10+
Poignant story about Latino runners a winner for families.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2015)
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Splatoon Game Poster Image
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age 10+
Multiplayer-based shooter sprays paint, fun on battlefield.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii U
(2015)
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Paddington Movie Poster Image
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age 6+
Charming story about beloved bear has some scares.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2015)
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