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Everspace Game Poster Image
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age 13+
Bare-bones space combat is too ambitious for its gameplay.
Platforms: Mac, Windows, Xbox One
(2017)
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Time Trap Movie Poster Image
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age 13+
Mediocre time-travel sci-fi has violence, cursing.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2017)
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Defy the Stars Book Poster Image
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age 13+
Sci-fi space thriller is a thought-provoking page-turner.
By Claudia Gray
(2017)
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Star Wars: Puzzle Droids App Poster Image
age 8+
The Force is strong in this Star Wars-flavored match-3 game.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire
(2017)
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Puyo Puyo Tetris Game Poster Image
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age 8+
Popular puzzler mash-up confuses, leaves newcomers in cold.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo Switch, Nintendo Wii U, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, Xbox One
(2017)
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StarCraft with Brood War Expansion Game Poster Image
age 13+
Fantastic, and now free, sci-fi strategy game for teens.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2017)
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Ben 10 (2017) TV Poster Image
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age 8+
Alien-action reboot has fantasy violence, some teamwork.
Network: Cartoon Network
(2016)
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Shadowcaster: Shattered Realms, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 13+
Solid, exciting sequel with a new girl-power character.
By Cinda Williams Chima
(2017)
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Galaxy on Fire 3 - Manticore App Poster Image
age 13+
Streamlined yet epic space shooter with mild violence.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2017)
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The Great Big Boom: Hilo, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Action ramps up as Hilo battles robot on distant planet.
By Judd Winick
(2017)
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MARS Movie Poster Image
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age 13+
Outstanding Mars mission series has suspenseful moments.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2016)
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Graceful Explosion Machine Game Poster Image
age 8+
Frenetic space-shooter with mild violence demands strategy.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2017)
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Starfall: Starflight, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 13+
Amusing mix of sci-fi, court intrigue, and romance.
By Melissa Landers
(2017)
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One Trick Pony Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Alien-invasion tale has unique look, engrossing story.
By Nathan Hale
(2017)
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Bravo!: Poems About Amazing Hispanics Book Poster Image
age 8+
Inspiring poems about Latinos who excelled in their fields.
By Margarita Engle
(2017)
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Sci-Fi Junior High Book Poster Image
age 8+
Convoluted plot, forced humor keep space story from soaring.
By Scott Seegert
(2017)
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Miss Hokusai Movie Poster Image
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age 13+
Historical Japanese character study has mature content.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2016)
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Snipperclips - Cut it out, together! Game Poster Image
age 8+
Clever cutouts are a cut above the average puzzler.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch
(2017)
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ExplorArt Klee - The Art of Paul Klee, for Kids App Poster Image
age 8+
Gorgeous interactive book makes art history playful.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2017)
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Gabriela: American Girl: Girl of the Year, 2017, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Fun American Girl Doll story about finding your voice.
By Teresa E. Harris
(2017)
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