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New Kid Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Funny, heartfelt middle school tale explores race, class.
By Jerry Craft
(2019)
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Lu Over the Wall Movie Poster Image
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age 8+
Imaginative animated mermaid adventure has a few scares.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2018)
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Lyrical Letters App Poster Image
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age 8+
Digital keyboard adds musical word puzzle and lots of ads.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2019)
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Teen Titans Go! To the Movies Movie Poster Image
age 8+
Irreverent, immature comedy cleverly mocks superhero genre.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2018)
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Pretty Outrageous Movie Poster Image
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age 8+
Teen girls form a band in tame family comedy.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2018)
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Kid Stew TV Poster Image
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age 8+
Unique sketch comedy series has roots in books, reading.
Network: PBS
(2018)
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Nintendo Labo Toy-Con Variety Kit Game Poster Image
age 8+
Unique making experience melds crafting with video games.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch
(2018)
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Club Mickey Mouse TV Poster Image
age 8+
Short-form modern Mouseketeers series misses the mark.
Network: Online, Disney Channel
(2017)
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Super Beat Sports Game Poster Image
age 8+
Quirky, fun rhythm party game moves to its own beat.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch
(2017)
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Descendants 2 Movie Poster Image
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age 8+
Exceptional sequel promotes communication, female roles.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2017)
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Beauty and the Beast Movie Poster Image
age 8+
Fantastic but scarier remake of the "tale as old as time."
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2017)
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Hillsong: Let Hope Rise Movie Poster Image
age 8+
Moving concert docu is ideal for Christian teens, families.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2016)
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Moana: Rhythm Run App Poster Image
age 8+
Movie-themed runner has a strong soundtrack, tough levels.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2016)
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Jazz Day: The Making of a Famous Photograph Book Poster Image
age 8+
Poetic account of legendary gathering of jazz greats.
By Roxane Orgill
(2016)
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The Lodge TV Poster Image
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age 8+
Female lead stands out in soapy teen musical drama.
Network: Disney Channel
(2016)
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Harmonix Music VR Game Poster Image
age 8+
Music game is imaginative but lacks objectives, depth.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, PlayStation VR
(2016)
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Road to Ballhalla Game Poster Image
age 8+
"Roll-playing" game delights in bad puns but is too short.
Platforms: Windows
(2016)
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Chime Sharp Game Poster Image
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age 8+
Soothing puzzler moves to its own beat.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2016)
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Lost & Found Music Studios TV Poster Image
age 8+
Likable ensemble drama about teens following their dreams.
Network: Netflix
(2016)
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Backstage TV Poster Image
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age 8+
So-so Fame-esque kids' show raises relevant issues.
Network: Disney Channel
(2016)
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