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Four Kids and It Movie Poster Image
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age 8+
Magical family adventure has positive messages, mild peril.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2020)
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Wayside School Beneath the Cloud of Doom: Wayside School, Book 4 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Sweet absurdity abounds with normal kids in a wacky school.
By Louis Sachar
(2020)
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Roundguard Game Poster Image
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age 8+
Clever pinball-esque puzzler has a bit of mild combat.
Platforms: Apple Arcade, Windows
(2020)
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Endlings TV Poster Image
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age 8+
Campy sci-fi series has heartwarming themes for families.
Network: Hulu
(2020)
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Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Rescue Team DX Game Poster Image
age 8+
Spin-off remake is cute, but easy and repetitive.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch
(2020)
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Confessions of a Dork Lord Book Poster Image
age 8+
Tale of magic-impaired underdog on quest is slow, overdone.
By Mike Johnston
(2020)
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Lego Legacy: Heroes Unboxed App Poster Image
age 8+
Strategic adventure grind wrapped in Lego slapstick fun.
Devices: iPhone, iPad, Android
(2020)
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Glitch Techs TV Poster Image
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age 8+
Likable gaming-inspired show promotes diversity, teamwork.
Network: Netflix
(2020)
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Sega Ages Puyo Puyo 2 Game Poster Image
age 8+
Classic puzzler has a new home but shows its age.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch
(2020)
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Diana: Princess of the Amazons Book Poster Image
age 8+
Vibrant, gentle origin story shows Wonder Woman as tween.
By Shannon Hale, Dean Hale
(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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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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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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Mighty Jack and Zita the Spacegirl Book Poster Image
age 8+
Exciting graphic novel blends two popular series.
By Ben Hatke
(2019)
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Disney+ App Poster Image
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age 8+
Unmatched media collection; falls short on parent controls.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2019)
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Pokémon Sword/Shield Game Poster Image
age 8+
Easily accessible adventure for series newcomers and vets.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch
(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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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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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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Weird Little Robots Book Poster Image
age 8+
Girls find friendship and love of science in engaging story.
By Carolyn Crimi
(2019)
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