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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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Disney+ App Poster Image
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age 8+
Unmatched media collection; falls short on parent controls.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2019)
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The Good Thieves Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Kids fight gangsters in thrilling, heart-filled 1920s tale.
By Katherine Rundell
(2019)
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Harvest Moon: Mad Dash Game Poster Image
age 8+
Solo/co-op puzzler emphasizes speed over strategy.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4
(2019)
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The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening Game Poster Image
age 8+
Great action remake will appeal to multiple generations.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch
(2019)
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Aladdin Movie Poster Image
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age 8+
Live-action remake has charming stars, intense moments.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2019)
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The Biggest Little Farm Movie Poster Image
age 8+
Poignant, thought-provoking docu about sustainable living.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2019)
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Descendants 3 Movie Poster Image
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age 8+
Satisfying end to trilogy has positive themes for kids.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2019)
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Escape From the Isle of the Lost: Descendants, Book 4 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Fun, upbeat villain-kids romp sets up movie finale.
By Melissa de la Cruz
(2019)
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Cinderella Liberator Book Poster Image
age 8+
Fresh take on classic tale boosts being true, free self.
By Rebecca Solnit
(2019)
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Lu Over the Wall Movie Poster Image
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age 8+
Imaginative animated mermaid adventure has a few scares.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2018)
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The Nutcracker and the Four Realms Movie Poster Image
age 8+
Disney's take on Christmas classic is colorful but intense.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 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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A Christmas in Royal Fashion Movie Poster Image
age 8+
Festive romance isn't original but promotes kindness.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2018)
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Elliot: The Littlest Reindeer Movie Poster Image
age 8+
Animated reindeer tale has nice messages but nasty bite.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2018)
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The Little Mermaid (2018) Movie Poster Image
age 8+
Watered-down retelling has poor acting, production values.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2018)
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She-Ra and the Princesses of Power TV Poster Image
age 8+
Likable '80s reboot features strong female heroine.
Network: Netflix
(2018)
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More Than a Princess Book Poster Image
age 8+
Fast-paced adventure of princess who breaks the mold.
By E.D. Baker
(2018)
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Saving Winslow Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Gentle, moving story about loving bravely despite risk.
By Sharon Creech
(2018)
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Dragalia Lost App Poster Image
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age 8+
Cute anime-style tale offers rich storyline, free gameplay.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2018)
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