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Animal Farm: The Graphic Novel Book Poster Image
age 13+
Compelling adaptation of classic satire rooted in reality.
By George Orwell
(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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Pepi Wonder World App Poster Image
age 3+
Imagination soars through free-play storytelling tool.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(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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Assassin's Creed Odyssey – Discovery Tour: Ancient Greece Game Poster Image
age 10+
Education-focused historical tours without mature content.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2019)
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Curious George: Royal Monkey Movie Poster Image
age 3+
Beloved monkey trades places with royalty in gentle tale.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2019)
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Five Dark Fates: Three Dark Crowns, Book 4 Book Poster Image
age 14+
Bloody but satisfying end to mature magic-sisters series.
By Kendare Blake
(2019)
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How to Build a Hug: Temple Grandin and Her Amazing Squeeze Machine Book Poster Image
age 4+
Moving tale of Temple Grandin's girlhood pursuit of a hug.
By Amy Guglielmo, Jacqueline Tourville
(2019)
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Joyland - Kids Learning Games App Poster Image
age 4+
Lots of learning games; illogical mix of skills.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2019)
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Loo Loo Kids: Johny & Friends Musical Adventures TV Poster Image
age 2+
YouTube channel spin-off is musical fun for preschoolers.
Network: Netflix
(2019)
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Dr. Seuss's Horse Museum Book Poster Image
age 7+
Horse guides kids on fun trip through art history.
By Dr. Seuss
(2019)
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Carnival Row TV Poster Image
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age 17+
Fantasy murder mystery has big stars, lots of sex, violence.
Network: Amazon Prime Video
(2019)
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Kingsbane: Empirium, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 16+
Thrilling, long sequel is full of steamy romance, violence.
By Claire Legrand
(2019)
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Song of the Abyss: Tower of Winds, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 13+
Bland, too-swift climax mars intriguing maritime fantasy.
By Makiia Lucier
(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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Disney Story Realms App Poster Image
age 7+
Familiar stories, fun graphics, OK games, lots of purchases.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2019)
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Vow of Thieves: Dance of Thieves, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 14+
Explosively exciting end to romantic fantasy duology.
By Mary E. Pearson
(2019)
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Black Beauty Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Classic horse novel has be-kind-to-animals message.
By Anna Sewell
(1887)
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Dave and Ava Learn and Play App Poster Image
age 3+
Quality early learning from YouTube; try before you buy.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire
(2019)
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The Swan Princess: Kingdom of Music Movie Poster Image
age 5+
Sweet fairy tale romance, positive messages, mild action.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2019)
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