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The Deep TV Poster Image
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age 7+
Fantastic family-focused adventure explores the vast ocean.
Network: Netflix
(2016)
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Song of the Deep Collector's Edition Game Poster Image
age 10+
Underwater tale with heart, depth slightly sunk by controls.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2016)
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Jaws 2 Movie Poster Image
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age 13+
Unnecessary sequel has less plot, more peril and violence.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1978)
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If You Ever Want to Bring a Piano to the Beach, Don't! Book Poster Image
age 3+
Silliness reigns when determined girl drags piano to beach.
By Elise Parsley
(2016)
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Finding Dory: Just Keep Swimming App Poster Image
age 5+
Help forgetful Dory collect bubbles and make funny stories.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2016)
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Emily Windsnap Series Book Poster Image
age 8+
Mermaid-human girl finds friends, family in fun adventures.
By Liz Kessler
(2012)
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Hungry Shark World App Poster Image
age 14+
Fun but bloody feeding frenzy has more screams than science.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2016)
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Izzie's Way Home Movie Poster Image
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age 5+
Low-budget undersea adventure is boring and lifeless.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2016)
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Disney Art Academy Game Poster Image
age 8+
Art software teaches how to draw favorite Disney characters.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2016)
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Seven Wonders Book 5: The Legend of the Rift Book Poster Image
age 10+
Action high, character growth low in series wrap-up.
By Peter Lerangis
(2016)
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Bubble Guppies: Guppy Style! TV Poster Image
age 3+
Friendly crew learns about identity in charming special.
Network: Nick Jr.
(2016)
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Koi Game Poster Image
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Koi
age 7+
Cute but shallow fish tale with eco message makes no waves.
Platforms: PlayStation 4
(2016)
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Monster High: Great Scarrier Reef Movie Poster Image
age 8+
Solid messages and mild scares are fun; more toys for sale.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2016)
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President Squid Book Poster Image
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age 4+
Silly underwater tale pokes fun at boastful wannabe leaders.
By Aaron Reynolds
(2016)
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The Abyss Surrounds Us Book Poster Image
age 12+
Futuristic pirates and sea monsters offer high-seas thrills.
By Emily Skrutskie
(2016)
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Animal Jam - Play Wild! App Poster Image
age 9+
Virtual world shallowly focuses on toys, chats with others.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire
(2016)
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Raging Sea: The Undertow Trilogy, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 13+
Middle volume in undersea saga ups the action and suspense.
By Michael Buckley
(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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The Not Very Merry Pout-Pout Fish Book Poster Image
age 3+
Cute holiday tale values gifts that come from the heart.
By Deborah Diesen
(2015)
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The Goodbye Book Book Poster Image
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age 3+
Comforting story about grief, loss, and finding joy again.
By Todd Parr
(2015)
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