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The Glass Spare, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 13+
Fans of magical fantasy will enjoy absorbing tale.
By Lauren DeStefano
(2017)
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The Book of Dust, Book 1: La Belle Sauvage Book Poster Image
age 14+
Nail-biting start to trilogy in His Dark Materials world.
By Philip Pullman
(2017)
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Knowledge Is Power Game Poster Image
age 13+
Amusing, funny trivia game fuses console with mobile.
Platforms: PlayStation 4
(2017)
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A Fairy's Game Movie Poster Image
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age 7+
Low-budget, live-action fantasy; kids in peril throughout.
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(Release Year: 2017)
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Fire Emblem Warriors Game Poster Image
age 13+
Fun yet flawed action role-playing vs. thousands of foes.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo Switch
(2017)
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ToyScouter TV Poster Image
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age 8+
Costumed play has some violence, lots of product placement.
Network: YouTube Channel
(2017)
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Super Mario Odyssey Game Poster Image
age 10+
Great, fun Mario adventure is an instant classic on Switch.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch
(2017)
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An Enchantment of Ravens Book Poster Image
age 13+
Magic and romance mix well in intricate faerie tale.
By Margaret Rogerson
(2017)
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The Wizards of Once Book Poster Image
age 8+
Winning combination of action and humor in fun fantasy.
By Cressida Cowell
(2017)
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Dungeons 3 Game Poster Image
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age 13+
Strategy game boosts difficulty, muddles empire management.
Platforms: Mac, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2017)
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DisneyNOW - Shows & Live TV App Poster Image
age 9+
Disney Channel faves plus branded games; lots of ads.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Kindle Fire
(2017)
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The Language of Thorns: Midnight Tales and Dangerous Magic Book Poster Image
age 13+
Deliciously dark, illustrated Grisha world fairy tales.
By Leigh Bardugo
(2017)
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Culdcept Revolt Game Poster Image
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age 14+
Fantasy game fun, engaging for card battle fans.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2017)
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Wonder Woman: Warbringer: DC Icons Series Book Poster Image
age 12+
Modern, diverse characters + super action = huge win.
By Leigh Bardugo
(2017)
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Dishonored: Death of the Outsider Game Poster Image
age 18+
Engaging stealth action is also violent, bloody.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2017)
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One Dark Throne: Three Dark Crowns, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 15+
Sexier, bloodier sequel full of unexpected twists.
By Kendare Blake
(2017)
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Fireblood: The Frostblood Saga, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 13+
Twisty sequel with vengeful god and a fiery female hero.
By Elly Blake
(2017)
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The Princess in Black and the Mysterious Playdate Book Poster Image
age 5+
Princesses team up to fight sneaky monster in funny romp.
By Shannon Hale, Dean Hale
(2017)
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All's Faire in Middle School Book Poster Image
age 9+
Fun graphic novel about Ren Faire girl has great messages.
By Victoria Jamieson
(2017)
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Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle Game Poster Image
age 10+
Madcap, must-have strategic adventure for Nintendo fans.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch
(2017)
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