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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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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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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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The Fierce 44: Black Americans Who Shook Up the World Book Poster Image
age 10+
Inspiring profiles of black Americans in history and today.
By The Staff of the Undefeated
(2019)
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The Polos TV Poster Image
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age 4+
Sweet STEAM series blends animation and real life.
Network: Comcast Kid Central
(2018)
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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 Age of A.I. TV Poster Image
age 11+
Informative series demystifies artificial intelligence.
Network: YouTube
(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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Dodoo Adventure: Kids Coding App Poster Image
age 4+
Basic coding intro is fun, accessible, but stays simple.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2019)
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Ellie, Engineer: In the Spotlight Book Poster Image
age 8+
Ellie fixes stuff, tackles mystery in fun pageant tale.
By Jackson Pearce
(2019)
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