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A Whale of the Wild Book Poster Image
age 9+
Young orca must grow up fast in exciting nature story.
By Rosanne Parry
(2020)
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Best Job Ever TV Poster Image
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age 9+
Fun shorts showcase amazing careers, people who choose them.
Network: Disney+
(2020)
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Spycies Movie Poster Image
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age 9+
Spy adventure has cartoon violence and environmental themes.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2020)
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The Call of the Wild Movie Poster Image
age 9+
Thrilling, sometimes intense adventure teaches resilience.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2020)
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To the Beat! Back 2 School Movie Poster Image
age 9+
Amateurish, predictable teen competition story with music.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2020)
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Seven Worlds, One Planet TV Poster Image
age 9+
Globe-spanning wildlife documentary is compelling, majestic.
Network: BBC America, AMC, IFC, Sundance Channel
(2020)
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Quizizz: Play to Learn App Poster Image
age 9+
Fun feedback feature in quiz-making and taking tool.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2019)
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A Wolf Called Wander Book Poster Image
age 9+
Exciting, vivid fictionalized autobiography of famed wolf.
By Rosanne Parry
(2019)
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Talking Tom Hero Dash App Poster Image
age 9+
Mediocre runner for kids is bloated with ads.
Devices: iPhone, iPad, Android
(2019)
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Malibu Rescue: The Series TV Poster Image
age 9+
Teen snarkiness overwhelms beach-set underdog story.
Network: Netflix
(2019)
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Aru Shah and the Song of Death: Pandava, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Quirky main characters pep up this Indian myth quest tale.
By Roshani Chokshi
(2019)
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Malibu Rescue: The Movie Movie Poster Image
age 9+
Unexceptional teen beach movie has some potty humor.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2019)
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Debunkers, Inc. Movie Poster Image
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age 9+
Subpar mystery has bullying, mild cursing.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2019)
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Willa of the Wood Book Poster Image
age 9+
Action-packed, violent, absorbing, heartfelt fantasy.
By Robert Beatty
(2018)
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Celebrity Animal Encounters TV Poster Image
age 9+
Animated retellings have broad appeal but some iffy stuff.
Network: Animal Planet
(2018)
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Purp To-Do List & Goal Tracker App Poster Image
age 9+
Simple goal-setting app helps kids learn accountability.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2018)
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Elementals: Ice Wolves Book Poster Image
age 9+
Shapeshifting twins tale slow to wow; series has potential.
By Amie Kaufman
(2018)
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The Downward Spiral: Lock and Key, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Moodier young Sherlock sequel is chock-full of secrets.
By Ridley Pearson
(2017)
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Beast of Stone: Wing & Claw, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Animal series finale satisfies with many solid messages.
By Linda Sue Park
(2018)
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The Lost Rainforest: Mez's Magic Book Poster Image
age 9+
Action-packed but scattered tale of magic talking animals.
By Eliot Schrefer
(2018)
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