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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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Chapter Two is Missing Book Poster Image
age 4+
Witty illustrations help bring funny mystery to life.
By Josh Lieb
(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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Polly Pocket TV Poster Image
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age 6+
Toy-based show has smart girls, adventure.
Network: Universal Kids, Discovery Family Channel
(2018)
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The Queen of Nothing: The Folk of the Air, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 14+
Clever fantasy in Faerie ends with charm and enchantment.
By Holly Black
(2019)
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Angel Mage Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Riveting fantasy has fierce women, angelic magic, adventure.
By Garth Nix
(2019)
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The Guinevere Deception: Camelot Rising, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 12+
Arthur's fair maiden freshly reimagined as powerful witch.
By Kiersten White
(2019)
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The League of Legend Keepers: Shadows Movie Poster Image
age 12+
Poorly constructed story, inferior production, silly scares.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2019)
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Wonder Boy: The Dragon's Trap App Poster Image
age 10+
Classic 2D action game has monsters and mild violence.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2019)
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Battle Breakers App Poster Image
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age 13+
Confusing fantasy mess takes control from players' hands.
Devices: iPhone, Android
(2019)
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Supernova: Renegades, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 12+
Slow build to finale packed with superhero action.
By Marissa Meyer
(2019)
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Playmobil: The Movie Movie Poster Image
age 6+
Bland and unoriginal but may still amuse young kids.
In Theaters Now
(Release Year: 2019)
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Dasher Book Poster Image
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age 4+
Reindeer's origin story has striking art, lots of heart.
By Matt Tavares
(2019)
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Darksiders Genesis Game Poster Image
age 14+
Co-op apocalyptic action is plagued by mediocrity.
Platforms: Google Stadia, Windows
(2019)
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Heroland Game Poster Image
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age 13+
Clever theme park tale has mature themes and dialogue.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Windows
(2019)
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Finding Santa Movie Poster Image
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age 7+
Holiday tale has cartoon action, suspense, intense peril.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2016)
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The Boy, the Dog and the Clown Movie Poster Image
age 8+
Whimsical friendship tale; some sadness and danger.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2019)
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