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Normal: One Kid's Extraordinary Journey Book Poster Image
age 10+
Inspiring, graphic story of boy with facial differences.
By Magdalena Newman, Nathaniel Newman
(2020)
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Sega Ages Shinobi Game Poster Image
age 10+
Ninja action slashes its way to Nintendo's screen.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch
(2020)
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Oddworld: Stranger’s Wrath HD Game Poster Image
age 13+
Entertaining Western-themed action against strange outlaws.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch
(2020)
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The Best of Iggy Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Funny look at boy whose impulsive ideas get the best of him.
By Annie Barrows
(2020)
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The Addams Family Movie Poster Image
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age 7+
So-so adaptation isn't spooky, kooky enough; a few scares.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2019)
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The Conference of the Birds:  Miss Peregrine's Peculiar Children, Book 5 Book Poster Image
age 13+
Fifth in creepy series delivers chills and suspense.
By Ransom Riggs
(2020)
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Weathering with You Movie Poster Image
age 13+
Charming, romantic, powerful anime fantasy has some edge.
In Theaters Now
(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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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 12+
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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One of Us Is Next: The Sequel to One of Us Is Lying Book Poster Image
age 14+
Truth or Dare turns deadly in fun but formulaic mystery.
By Karen M. McManus
(2020)
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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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Go! Go! Cory Carson TV Poster Image
age 4+
Sweet stories, exceptional messages in toy-inspired series.
Network: Netflix
(2020)
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Party of Five TV Poster Image
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age 13+
Worthy Latinx reboot of '90s classic has drinking, sex.
Network: Freeform
(2020)
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