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Crossy Road - Endless Arcade Hopper App Poster Image
age 8+
Fun, familiar formula; gameplay can jump into purchases.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Fire phone, Kindle Fire, Windows Phone
(2015)
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Rooms: The Unsolvable Puzzle Game Poster Image
age 8+
Well-made sliding puzzle stuck with repetitive gameplay.
Platforms: Windows
(2015)
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Chroma Squad Game Poster Image
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age 8+
Comical, mildly violent take on fake fantasy TV production.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2015)
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The Willis Family TV Poster Image
age 8+
Big, wholesome musical family spreads message through song.
Network: TLC
(2015)
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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2: The Secret of the Ooze Movie Poster Image
age 8+
Kitschy nostalgia trip with some martial-arts violence.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1991)
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The Tapper Twins Go to War (with Each Other) Book Poster Image
age 8+
Wacky, hilarious tale of feuding brother and sister.
By Geoff Rodkey
(2015)
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Brain Chase Website Poster Image
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age 8+
Kids embark on a pricey but fun summer learning adventure.
URL: http://app.brainchase.com
(2015)
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Jack: The True Story of Jack & the Beanstalk Book Poster Image
age 8+
Exciting, funny, fractured fairy tale of boy vs. giants.
By Liesl Shurtliff
(2015)
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Pokémon Rumble World Game Poster Image
age 8+
Fun action-based rerelease adds extras but is repetitive.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2015)
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The Island of Dr. Libris Book Poster Image
age 8+
Kids, book characters, mad scientist in wacky, upbeat tale.
By Chris Grabenstein
(2015)
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Ferals Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Dark fantasy has chills, thrills, fresh take on superhero.
By Jacob Grey
(2015)
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Bark Ranger Movie Poster Image
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age 8+
Slapstick dog adventure with some potty humor is silly fun.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2015)
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The Detective's Assistant Book Poster Image
age 8+
Action-packed female detective story champions smarts.
By Kate Hannigan
(2015)
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Gone Crazy in Alabama Book Poster Image
age 8+
Harrowing tale of Gaither girls' summer in the South.
By Rita Williams-Garcia
(2015)
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HBO NOW App Poster Image
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age 8+
Use parent settings to make streaming app OK for kids.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Fire phone, Kindle Fire
(2015)
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Close Encounters of the Nerd Kind: The Nerdy Dozen, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Likable kids anchor goofy secret-agent sequel.
By Jeff Miller
(2015)
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Rad American Women A-Z: Rebels, Trailblazers, and Visionaries Who Shaped Our History ... and Our Future! Book Poster Image
age 8+
Artful profiles of groundbreakers are fresh, inspiring.
By Kate Schatz
(2015)
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The Imaginary Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Quirky adventure about the power of friendship and fantasy.
By A.F. Harrold
(2015)
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The Evertree: Spirit Animals, Book 7 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Wrap-up of multimedia series is hasty but satisfying.
By Marie Lu
(2015)
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The Year of the Three Sisters Book Poster Image
age 8+
Chinese girl visits U.S. in powerful friendship tale.
By Andrea Cheng
(2015)
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