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Parked Book Poster Image
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age 11+
Poverty, homelessness explored in hopeful tale of community.
By Danielle Svetcov
(2020)
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G.I. Joe: War on Cobra App Poster Image
age 11+
Classic cartoon goes mobile in new action-packed battles.
Devices: iPhone, iPad, Android
(2020)
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The Age of A.I. TV Poster Image
age 11+
Informative series demystifies artificial intelligence.
Network: YouTube
(2019)
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Ali Cross Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Exciting first case for detective's middle-school son.
By James Patterson
(2019)
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The Fowl Twins Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Artemis Fowl spin-off is clever and action-packed.
By Eoin Colfer
(2019)
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Sparklite Game Poster Image
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age 10+
Retro adventure is a fresh mix of nostalgia and challenge.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2019)
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Destiny Connect: Tick-Tock Travelers Game Poster Image
age 10+
Friendly time travel-tale is light-hearted but text-heavy.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4
(2019)
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Mission Unstoppable TV Poster Image
age 10+
Upbeat series showcases female STEM superstars.
Network: CBS
(2019)
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Look Both Ways: A Tale Told in Ten Blocks Book Poster Image
age 10+
Moving, interwoven stories of Black middle schoolers.
By Jason Reynolds
(2019)
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MathPapa - Algebra Calculator App Poster Image
age 11+
Handy algebra helper with X factor; watch for cheating.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2019)
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Emmy in the Key of Code Book Poster Image
age 10+
Coding, music and friendship in inspiring free-verse novel.
By Aimee Lucido
(2019)
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Oceanhorn 2: Knights of the Lost Realm Game Poster Image
age 10+
Mobile tale with mild fantasy violence, simple morality.
Platforms: Apple Arcade
(2019)
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Crying Suns Game Poster Image
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age 10+
Decent space action gets lost with limited instructions.
Platforms: Windows
(2019)
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Star Wars Pinball Game Poster Image
age 10+
Arcade game collection fun for Star Wars, pinball fans.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch
(2019)
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Creature in the Well Game Poster Image
age 10+
Sci-fi dungeon crawling with a unique pinball twist.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch, Windows, Xbox One
(2019)
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Count Me In Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Powerful, appealing story about 7th grader fighting racism.
By Varsha Bajaj
(2019)
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Each Tiny Spark Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Cuban American tween busts stereotypes in appealing tale.
By Pablo Cartaya
(2019)
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For Black Girls Like Me Book Poster Image
age 10+
Black girl in white family finds her voice in moving novel.
By Mariama J. Lockington
(2019)
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Teppen App Poster Image
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age 11+
Fantastic Capcom-based card game is impossible to put down.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2019)
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Other Words for Home Book Poster Image
age 10+
Hopeful, relatable story of Syrian refugee in middle school.
By Jasmine Warga
(2019)
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