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Sustainaville - An Ethical Game App Poster Image
age 8+
Sustainable-community sim teaches kids to help and conserve.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Mac, Android, Fire phone, Kindle Fire, Windows Phone
(2016)
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Bling Movie Poster Image
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age 8+
Horrible messages, nonstop chaotic action in animated dud.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2016)
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Rise of the Wolf:  Mark of the Thief, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Second in fantasy series keeps the action going strong.
By Jennifer A. Nielsen
(2016)
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The Terrible Two Get Worse: The Terrible Two, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Smart sequel serves up giggles with heartfelt touches.
By Mac Barnett, Jory John
(2016)
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Snowtime! Movie Poster Image
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age 8+
Sweet tale about kids' snow battle has very sad moments.
In Theaters Now
(Release Year: 2016)
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Tayasui Blocks App Poster Image
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age 8+
Simple tools make 3-D block creations a snap to construct.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2016)
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The Wild Robot Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Robot vs. wilderness in poignant survival tale.
By Peter Brown
(2016)
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Strawberry Shortcake Candy Garden App Poster Image
age 8+
Purchases pushed in magical garden not so sweet.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2016)
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Just My Luck Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Touching fourth-grade story of empathy and kindness.
By Cammie McGovern
(2016)
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Women Who Broke The Rules: Coretta Scott King Book Poster Image
age 8+
A detailed, accessible biography of a civil rights icon.
By Kathleen Krull
(2016)
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Big Game: FunJungle, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Smart and funny sequel grapples with ethics of hunting.
By Stuart Gibbs
(2015)
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Spirit Week Showdown: Magnificent Mya Tibbs, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Layered, fun romp focuses on friendship and trust.
By Crystal Allen
(2015)
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Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam Game Poster Image
age 8+
Mild combat, standard good-vs.-evil clash in fun adventure.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2016)
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The Door by the Staircase Book Poster Image
age 8+
Orphan girl meets witch in exciting, imaginative tale.
By Katherine Marsh
(2016)
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A Boy and His Blob (2016) Game Poster Image
age 8+
Heartwarming tale of friendship, teamwork, and hugs.
Platforms: Mac, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, Windows, Xbox One
(2016)
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The Secrets of Valhalla Book Poster Image
age 8+
Fantasy with Norse gods lacks clarity.
By Jasmine Richards
(2015)
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Mr. Lemoncello's Library Olympics Book Poster Image
age 8+
Trivia, puzzles, and books galore in zany library sequel.
By Chris Grabenstein
(2016)
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Robots Go Wild! House of Robots, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Good-vs.-bad robot antics will hook reluctant readers.
By James Patterson, Chris Grabenstein
(2015)
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Robo-Dog Movie Poster Image
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age 8+
Live-action comedy has disturbing scenes, dumb story.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2016)
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Amplitude Game Poster Image
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age 8+
All-too-short musical treat for both the eyes and ears.
Platforms: PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4
(2016)
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