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First Man Movie Poster Image
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age 12+
Intimate, serious drama about reluctant space hero.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2018)
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Lyrical Letters App Poster Image
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age 8+
Digital keyboard adds musical word puzzle and lots of ads.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2019)
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Brainapse App Poster Image
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age 12+
Cool brain images, so-so learning experience.
Devices: iPhone, iPad
(2019)
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Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween Movie Poster Image
age 8+
Light frights in funny, tween-friendly creepfest.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2018)
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Bakugan: Battle Planet TV Poster Image
age 8+
Marketing tie-ins overwhelm in violent franchise reboot.
Network: Cartoon Network
(2019)
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The Unteachables Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Triumph, life lessons fill hysterical middle school romp.
By Gordon Korman
(2019)
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Blended Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Honest, warm story of family, identity, police brutality.
By Sharon M. Draper
(2018)
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New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe Game Poster Image
age 8+
Mario & friends bring fast-paced Wii U classics to Switch.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch
(2019)
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Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story + Bowser Jr.'s Journey Game Poster Image
age 8+
Remake has mild combat, fresh graphics, bonus campaign.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2019)
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JigSpace App Poster Image
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age 8+
Cool virtual models for learning; AR has limitations.
Devices: iPhone, iPad
(2019)
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Schooled TV Poster Image
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age 12+
'90s-set Goldbergs spin-off doesn't break much new ground.
Network: ABC
(2019)
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Drops: Learn 31 new languages App Poster Image
age 8+
Fun games and vivid representations aid language learning.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2019)
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Fitness Boxing Game Poster Image
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age 12+
Rhythmic fitness game packs a strong punch.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch
(2019)
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Vanity Fair TV Poster Image
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age 12+
Bland literary adaptation even dulls edgy protagonist.
Network: Amazon Prime Video
(2018)
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Skyward Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Sci-fi space adventure off to a high-flying start.
By Brandon Sanderson
(2018)
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Skylanders Ring of Heroes App Poster Image
age 12+
Spyro and friends come to mobile in a complex but fun tale.
Devices: iPhone, iPad, Android
(2018)
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On the Basis of Sex Movie Poster Image
age 12+
Well-acted if uneven biopic about RBG's early life, career.
In Theaters Now
(Release Year: 2018)
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Knights vs. Dinosaurs Book Poster Image
age 8+
Silly fantasy has lots of kid appeal and fantasy violence.
By Matt Phelan
(2018)
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The Baby-Sitters Club Series Book Poster Image
age 8+
Fun, updated graphic novel version has deep layers.
By Raina Telgemeier, Gale Galligan, Ann M. Martin
(2015)
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Ogre Enchanted Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Girl becomes ogre in imaginative "Ella Enchanted" spin-off.
By Gail Carson Levine
(2018)
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