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Utopia Falls TV Poster Image
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age 14+
Dance meets sci-fi drama in unique dystopian teen series.
Network: Hulu
(2020)
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Loveboat, Taipei Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Taiwanese American teen finds love and freedom in fun tale.
By Abigail Hing Wen
(2020)
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Roar Like a Dandelion Book Poster Image
age 3+
Whimsical wordplay, wacky pictures in delightful ABC book.
By Ruth Krauss
(2019)
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Skillshare - Online Learning App Poster Image
age 14+
Creative and career-oriented lessons for curious older kids.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2019)
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Call Down the Hawk: The Dreamer Trilogy, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 14+
Thrilling, heartbreaking start to Raven Cycle spin-off.
By Maggie Stiefvater
(2019)
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Let's Sing Country Game Poster Image
age 14+
This country karaoke's tune is way off key.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One
(2019)
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Señorita Mariposa Book Poster Image
age 3+
Beautiful bilingual rhyming book about a monarch's journey.
By Ben Gundersheimer
(2019)
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BTS World App Poster Image
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age 14+
Interactive adventure is little more than K-pop fan service.
Devices: iPhone, iPad, Android
(2019)
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A Question of Holmes: Charlotte Holmes, Book 4 Book Poster Image
age 14+
Teen sleuths' summer in Oxford makes for satisfying finale.
By Brittany Cavallaro
(2019)
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ReMastered: The Two Killings of Sam Cooke Movie Poster Image
age 14+
Comprehensive docu on iconic soul singer; some cursing.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2019)
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The Night Is Short, Walk on Girl Movie Poster Image
age 14+
Amusingly bizarre anime comedy has iffy themes, drinking.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2018)
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HOMER Stories: Kids Library App Poster Image
age 3+
Solid collection could use less distraction, more features.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2018)
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Social Animals Movie Poster Image
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age 14+
Insightful docu looks at pros, cons of Instagram; language.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2018)
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We Are Grateful: Otsaliheliga Book Poster Image
age 3+
Warm celebration of Cherokee families' year-round gratitude.
By Traci Sorell
(2018)
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Corduroy Takes a Bow Book Poster Image
age 3+
Toy bear gets in the act at the theater in charming sequel.
By Viola Davis
(2018)
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In Sight of Stars Book Poster Image
age 14+
Sweet story of boy's breakdown recovery takes time to gel.
By Gae Polisner
(2018)
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World of Peppa Pig App Poster Image
age 3+
Fun, simple, supportive activity sampler for preschoolers.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2018)
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Blood Water Paint Book Poster Image
age 14+
Teen artist fights rapist in riveting tale of 1610 Rome.
By Joy McCullough
(2018)
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Rise TV Poster Image
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age 14+
Tender, lovely series is "Friday Night Lights" onstage.
Network: NBC
(2018)
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Be-be-bears: Painting for Kids App Poster Image
age 3+
Graphics make fun, short-lived animations; lots of ads.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2018)
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