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The Ickabog Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Harry Potter author's fairy tale is darker than expected.
By J. K. Rowling
(2020)
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A Tale of Witchcraft: A Tale of Magic, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Magic, villainy run amok in wildly imaginative sequel.
By Chris Colfer
(2020)
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Curse of the Night Witch: Emblem Island, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Promising fantasy world, but hasty storytelling.
By Alex Aster
(2020)
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Olympic Dreams Movie Poster Image
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age 11+
Romcom has cool behind-the-scenes access but weak story.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2020)
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The Chaos Curse: Kiranmala and the Kingdom Beyond, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Chaotic tale with solid message that diverse stories matter.
By Sayantani DasGupta
(2020)
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Go Karts Movie Poster Image
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age 9+
Aussie underdog sports drama has mild swearing.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2020)
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Fast & Furious: Spy Racers TV Poster Image
age 9+
Diverse adventure series' race scenes will thrill tweens.
Network: Netflix
(2019)
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A Cinderella Story: Christmas Wish Movie Poster Image
age 9+
Enjoyable modern-day fairy tale has music, romance, humor.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2019)
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The Miraculous Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Mysterious story struggles to deal with death and religion.
By Jess Redman
(2019)
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Highway Heat App Poster Image
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age 11+
Ad overkill empties this racer's gas tank of fun.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2019)
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Game of Stars: Kiranmala and the Kingdom Beyond, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Girl becomes demon slayer in fun fantasy game show spoof.
By Sayantani DasGupta
(2019)
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God Bless the Broken Road Movie Poster Image
age 11+
Heavy themes, war violence in keep-the-faith drama.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2018)
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Asphalt 9: Legends App Poster Image
age 11+
Great fast-paced game is one of the best mobile racers yet.
Devices: iPhone, iPad, Android
(2018)
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Sling Drift App Poster Image
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age 9+
Annoying racer crashes at start line with bad controls, ads.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Windows app
(2018)
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Aru Shah and the End of Time: Pandava, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Flawed but fascinating modern spin on Indian mythology.
By Roshani Chokshi
(2018)
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The Serpent's Secret: Kiranmala and the Kingdom Beyond, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Rushed, fun adventure with Indian princess in combat boots.
By Sayantani DasGupta
(2018)
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Timeless: Diego and the Rangers of the Vastlantic Book Poster Image
age 9+
Fab art and cool new world as time periods collide.
By Armand Baltazar
(2017)
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Gear Club Unlimited Game Poster Image
age 9+
Luxury car racer burns rubber in short, repetitive contests.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch
(2017)
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Beauty and the Beast: Lost in a Book Book Poster Image
age 11+
Belle gets lured into book in dark but enchanting spin-off.
By Jennifer Donnelly
(2017)
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Blaster Master Zero Game Poster Image
age 9+
Old-school adventure reboot blasts its way to a new home.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo Switch
(2017)
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