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Romancing SaGa 3 Game Poster Image
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age 13+
Timeless tale tells an epic story with a personal touch.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Windows
(2019)
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War Girls, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 12+
Sisters endure separation in suspenseful sci-fi war novel.
By Tochi Onyebuchi
(2019)
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Math 8: Talk math with Leon! App Poster Image
age 7+
Fancy tech immerses kids in bulky space-themed drills.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2019)
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True: Grabbleapple Harvest TV Poster Image
age 4+
Sweet seasonal tale emphasizes mindful problem-solving.
Network: Netflix
(2019)
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His Dark Materials TV Poster Image
age 13+
Uneven fantasy adaptation has strong cast, some violence.
Network: HBO
(2019)
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Ghostwriter TV Poster Image
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age 8+
Charming reboot brings book characters into kids' lives.
Network: Apple TV+
(2019)
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Yaga Game Poster Image
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age 12+
Short, folksy fantasy tale with mild combat, player choice.
Platforms: Apple Arcade, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2019)
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The Secret Commonwealth: The Book of Dust, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 15+
Deeply philosophical fantasy for mature teens and adults.
By Philip Pullman
(2019)
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The Man Without Gravity Movie Poster Image
age 15+
Incredible fantasy-drama has some cursing, mature themes.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2019)
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The Secrets of Winterhouse: Winterhouse, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Return visit has more puzzles and the same spooky vibe.
By Ben Guterson
(2018)
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Ghost Parade Game Poster Image
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age 10+
Colorful adventure is haunted by poor design and controls.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Windows
(2019)
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Vampyr Game Poster Image
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age 18+
Temptation and morality guide bloody vampiric tale.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2019)
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Archimancy: Shadow School, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Heart, suspense abound in spooky middle school ghost story.
By J.A. White
(2019)
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Atelier Ryza: Ever Darkness & the Secret Hideout Game Poster Image
age 13+
Magical adventure of friendship and discovering potential.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Windows
(2019)
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Tristan Strong Punches a Hole in the Sky: Tristan Strong, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Teen connects with African folklore in exciting fantasy.
By Kwame Mbalia
(2019)
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MediEvil Game Poster Image
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age 13+
Action classic rises from gaming graveyard for new audience.
Platforms: PlayStation 4
(2019)
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Shop Titans: Craft & Build App Poster Image
age 8+
Wheeling and dealing drive home constructive messages.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2019)
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Faktr - Prime App Poster Image
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age 8+
Fast-paced math game; factor in need for more help.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2019)
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Secret Neighbor Game Poster Image
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age 13+
Trust no one in the multiplayer Hello Neighbor spin-off.
Platforms: Windows, Xbox One
(2019)
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Destiny Connect: Tick-Tock Travelers Game Poster Image
age 10+
Friendly time travel-tale is light-hearted but text-heavy.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4
(2019)
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