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Dolittle Movie Poster Image
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age 8+
Not the king of the jungle, but still cute; some peril/guns.
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(Release Year: 2020)
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Shadowshaper Legacy: The Shadowshaper Cypher, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 13+
Great urban cast drives magical fantasy finale.
By Daniel Jose Older
(2020)
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Total War: Three Kingdoms - Mandate of Heaven Game Poster Image
age 15+
Prequel expansion offers chances to change Chinese history.
Platforms: Windows
(2020)
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How to Train Your Dragon: Homecoming TV Poster Image
age 7+
Heartwarming short film adds charm to movie trilogy tale.
Network: NBC
(2019)
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Wizardry: Labyrinth of Lost Souls Game Poster Image
age 13+
Adventure remake is repetitive, shows its age.
Platforms: Windows
(2020)
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Maleficent: Mistress of Evil Movie Poster Image
age 10+
Powerful queens go to war in intense, dark fantasy sequel.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2019)
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Infinity Son: Infinity Cycle, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 14+
Diverse cast, complex characters shine in superhero fantasy.
By Adam Silvera
(2020)
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Toys & Pets Movie Poster Image
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age 6+
Animated toy story has cartoon violence, positive messages.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2020)
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Wonder Woman: Warbringer: The Graphic Novel Book Poster Image
age 13+
Teen superhero tests her powers in thrilling adventure tale.
By Leigh Bardugo, Louise SImonson
(2020)
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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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The Owl House TV Poster Image
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age 8+
Engaging, quirky fantasy series has broad viewing appeal.
Network: Disney Channel
(2020)
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Chosen: Slayer, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 13+
Demon-slaying sequel has more wit and angst.
By Kiersten White
(2020)
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A Million Little Pieces Movie Poster Image
age 17+
Adults-only rehab drama shocks but falls short on story.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2019)
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Paradise Hills Movie Poster Image
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age 13+
Beautiful visuals, muddled logic in moody sci-fi drama.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2019)
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Children of Virtue and Vengeance: Legacy of Orisha, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 14+
African fantasy keeps up suspense in battle-heavy sequel.
By Tomi Adeyemi
(2019)
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Hello Ninja TV Poster Image
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age 4+
Knee-high ninja kids save the day, learn valuable lessons.
Network: Netflix
(2019)
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Little Women (2019) Movie Poster Image
age 10+
Poignant, beautifully made take on beloved sisterhood tale.
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(Release Year: 2019)
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The Song of Names Movie Poster Image
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age 13+
Touching but slow mystery/drama about impact of Holocaust.
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(Release Year: 2019)
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Song of the Crimson Flower Book Poster Image
age 13+
Absorbing companion story to Asian-inspired fantasy series.
By Julie C. Dao
(2019)
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Sayonara Wild Hearts Game Poster Image
age 10+
Fun, stylistic journey to save universe and a broken heart.
Platforms: Apple Arcade, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Windows
(2019)
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