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The Bureau of Magical Things TV Poster Image
age 6+
Aussie comedy series avoids scares in fun fantasy plot.
Network: Nickelodeon
(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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Two Dark Reigns: Three Dark Crowns, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 14+
Characters lack drive in third volume of triplet queen tale.
By Kendare Blake
(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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Super Mario Party Game Poster Image
age 8+
Brand-new party filled with fun and laughs for all.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch
(2018)
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MapleStory 2 Game Poster Image
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age 8+
Tons of fun, free role-playing in redesigned adventure.
Platforms: Windows
(2018)
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The Snow Queen: Fire and Ice Movie Poster Image
age 6+
Some weapons, peril in engaging fairy tale adventure.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2018)
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Muse of Nightmares: Strange the Dreamer, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 15+
Absorbing fantasy reckons with trauma's awful impact.
By Laini Taylor
(2018)
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Pig Eat Ball Game Poster Image
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age 10+
Gross Pac-Man take is too repetitive to be fun for long.
Platforms: Mac, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2018)
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The Princess in Black and the Science Fair Scare Book Poster Image
age 5+
Princesses learn to be heroes in fun science fair romp.
By Shannon Hale, Dean Hale
(2018)
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Nella: Kingdom Adventures App Poster Image
age 4+
OK games show little connection to TV show.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2018)
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The Iron Flower: The Black Witch Chronicles, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 14+
Dramatic, overlong sequel tackles prejudice thoughtfully.
By Laurie Forest
(2018)
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Interrupting Chicken and the Elephant of Surprise Book Poster Image
age 4+
Playfulness makes silly sequel as hilarious as original.
By David Ezra Stein
(2018)
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Urban Country Movie Poster Image
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age 10+
Sincere, wholesome drama overcomes clichéd plot.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2018)
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Dance of Thieves, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 13+
Remnant Chronicles spin-off high in romance and adventure.
By Mary E. Pearson
(2018)
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Code of Princess EX Game Poster Image
age 13+
Fantasy action remake has skimpy clothes, outdated graphics.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch
(2018)
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Dance! Movie Poster Image
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age 2+
Dull, repetitive animated songs for preschoolers.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2018)
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The King's Bird Game Poster Image
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age 10+
Beautifully fluid platform jumper with artistic flair.
Platforms: Windows
(2018)
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Nightblood: The Frostblood Saga, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 13+
Lovers' quarrels stifle this dark fantasy finale.
By Elly Blake
(2018)
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Ponysitters Club TV Poster Image
age 7+
Heartwarming themes in diverse show for animal-loving kids.
Network: Netflix
(2018)
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