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Black Future '88 Game Poster Image
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age 13+
Challenging adventure is too shallow, difficult to be fun.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch
(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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Scientists Get Dressed Book Poster Image
age 7+
Info-packed look at what scientists wear to do their jobs.
By Deborah Lee Rose
(2019)
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Vader Immortal: A Star Wars VR Series - Episode III Game Poster Image
age 13+
VR adventure in a galaxy far away reaches its epic finale.
Platforms: Oculus Quest, Oculus Rift
(2019)
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Battletech: Heavy Metal Game Poster Image
age 13+
Third expansion pack brings back classic robots for fans.
Platforms: Linux, Mac, Windows
(2019)
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Age of Wonders: Planetfall - Revelations Game Poster Image
age 16+
Expansion is light on content, lays groundwork for future.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(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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Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order Game Poster Image
age 14+
Epic adventure is a "Force" to be reckoned with.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(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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Doctor Who: The Edge of Time Game Poster Image
age 13+
Timey wimey Doctor Who VR adventure is a bit wibbly wobbly.
Platforms: HTC Vive, Oculus Quest, Oculus Rift, PlayStation VR
(2019)
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I Can Make This Promise Book Poster Image
age 8+
Native American girl learns family secrets in touching tale.
By Christine Day
(2019)
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Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Wrecking Ball Book Poster Image
age 8+
Home improvement mishaps abound in funny 14th installment.
By Jeff Kinney
(2019)
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Terminator: Dark Fate Movie Poster Image
age 15+
Sixth Terminator film is a violent but dull reboot.
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(Release Year: 2019)
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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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Dear Sweet Pea Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Thoughtful tale tackles middle grade, divorce, body image.
By Julie Murphy
(2019)
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Archimancy: Shadow School, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Heart, suspense abound in spooky middle school ghost story.
By J.A. White
(2019)
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The Outer Worlds Game Poster Image
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age 18+
Mature, bloody adventure gives choices, few consequences.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2019)
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Happy Not Perfect: Meditation App Poster Image
age 13+
Rich resource for adults and teens seeking more mindfulness.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(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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Project Middle School: Hope: Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Relatable tale of girl finding her voice at new school.
By Alyssa Milano, Debbie Rigaud
(2019)
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