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Jetpack Jump App Poster Image
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age 9+
Ads undermine a simplistic, dull sports game.
Devices: iPhone, iPad, Android
(2019)
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Changeling: The Oddmire, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Delightfully scary, funny, magical series start.
By William Ritter
(2019)
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Madden NFL 20 Game Poster Image
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age 9+
Superstars stand out in focused, dynamic on-field play.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2019)
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Flip Dunk App Poster Image
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age 9+
Ads ruin what's already an overly simple arcade sports game.
Devices: iPhone, iPad, Android
(2019)
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Finding Orion Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Heart, humor, discoveries fill oddball family quest tale.
By John David Anderson
(2019)
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Puppy Swap: Love Unleashed Movie Poster Image
age 9+
Talking dogs are matchmakers in this uninspired romcom.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2019)
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Storm Boy Movie Poster Image
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age 9+
Expect hunting violence in tear-jerking ecological tale.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2019)
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A Wolf Called Wander Book Poster Image
age 9+
Exciting, vivid fictionalized autobiography of famed wolf.
By Rosanne Parry
(2019)
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Talking Tom Hero Dash App Poster Image
age 9+
Mediocre runner for kids is bloated with ads.
Devices: iPhone, iPad, Android
(2019)
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Aru Shah and the Song of Death: Pandava, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Quirky main characters pep up this Indian myth quest tale.
By Roshani Chokshi
(2019)
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The Clockwork Ghost: York, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Tweens solve puzzles, dodge villains in intriguing sequel.
By Laura Ruby
(2019)
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My Life Series Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Boy navigates friends, family, tech in fast-paced series.
By Janet Tashjian
(2011)
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Grandpa's Great Escape Book Poster Image
age 9+
Hilarious, poignant tale of boy and grandpa with dementia.
By David Walliams
(2018)
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Forbidden Desert App Poster Image
age 9+
Challenging co-op adventure will make you thirsty for more.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2019)
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Neopets: Legends & Letters App Poster Image
age 9+
Disappointing word adventure focuses on in-app purchases.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2019)
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Right as Rain Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Pitch-perfect story about loss and change inspires hope.
By Lindsey Stoddard
(2019)
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Spaceteam App Poster Image
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age 9+
Rowdy multiplayer game is out of this world but stressful.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2019)
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Song for a Whale Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Compelling tale of deaf girl's search for a whale.
By Lynne Kelly
(2019)
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Dactyl Hill Squad Book Poster Image
age 9+
Civil War-era kids ride dinos in New York in curious mashup.
By Daniel Jose Older
(2018)
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Clash of Beasts: Going Wild, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Superpowered tweens battle archvillain in thrilling finale.
By Lisa McMann
(2018)
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