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Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween Movie Poster Image
age 8+
Light frights in funny, tween-friendly creepfest.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2018)
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Bakugan: Battle Planet TV Poster Image
age 8+
Marketing tie-ins overwhelm in violent franchise reboot.
Network: Cartoon Network
(2019)
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The Unteachables Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Triumph, life lessons fill hysterical middle school romp.
By Gordon Korman
(2019)
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Superheroes Are Everywhere Book Poster Image
age 4+
Lively look at the heroes all around you -- capes optional.
By Kamala Harris
(2019)
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Blended Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Honest, warm story of family, identity, police brutality.
By Sharon M. Draper
(2018)
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New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe Game Poster Image
age 8+
Mario & friends bring fast-paced Wii U classics to Switch.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch
(2019)
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Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story + Bowser Jr.'s Journey Game Poster Image
age 8+
Remake has mild combat, fresh graphics, bonus campaign.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2019)
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Drops: Learn 31 new languages App Poster Image
age 8+
Fun games and vivid representations aid language learning.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2019)
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Abby Hatcher TV Poster Image
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age 4+
Friendly girl helps creature friends solve their problems.
Network: Nickelodeon
(2019)
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Dance & Sing with True TV Poster Image
age 4+
Lively music videos reflect parent show's positive themes.
Network: Netflix
(2018)
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Gary & Claire App Poster Image
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age 4+
Inconsistent AR sours sweet story about friendship.
Devices: iPhone, iPad
(2018)
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Knights vs. Dinosaurs Book Poster Image
age 8+
Silly fantasy has lots of kid appeal and fantasy violence.
By Matt Phelan
(2018)
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The Baby-Sitters Club Series Book Poster Image
age 8+
Fun, updated graphic novel version has deep layers.
By Raina Telgemeier, Gale Galligan, Ann M. Martin
(2015)
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Pete the Cat's 12 Groovy Days of Christmas Book Poster Image
age 4+
Pete gives his kind of gifts in sweet, fun carol reboot.
By James Dean, Kimberly Dean
(2018)
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Ogre Enchanted Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Girl becomes ogre in imaginative "Ella Enchanted" spin-off.
By Gail Carson Levine
(2018)
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A Piñata in a Pine Tree: A Latino Twelve Days of Christmas Book Poster Image
age 4+
Classic carol brims with Spanish words, Mexican traditions.
By Pat Mora
(2009)
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Toca Life: World App Poster Image
age 4+
Unite worlds in virtual creative play; many extras to buy.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire
(2018)
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The Doc McStuffins Christmas Special TV Poster Image
age 4+
Sweet holiday story uses magic, kindness to solve problems.
Network: Disney Junior
(2018)
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Sgt. Stubby: An American Hero Movie Poster Image
age 8+
Interesting tale of plucky WWI dog has some war violence.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2018)
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Chill with Bob Ross TV Poster Image
age 8+
Mellow artist paints soothing landscapes in relaxing series.
Network: Netflix
(1983)
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