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Shadowshaper Legacy: The Shadowshaper Cypher, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 13+
Great urban cast drives magical fantasy finale.
By Daniel Jose Older
(2020)
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Dinosaur Garbage Truck App Poster Image
age 3+
Trucks, dinos deliver, but mini-games miss the mark.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire
(2019)
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Jumprope: How-to Videos App Poster Image
age 13+
Create and view cool how-tos; some have commercialism.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2019)
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PlayKids - Learn Through Play App Poster Image
age 3+
Content galore includes shows, games; subscription needed.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2019)
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Pavarotti Movie Poster Image
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age 13+
Docu traces opera icon's rise; some swearing, war images.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2019)
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The Great Courses Plus App Poster Image
age 13+
Streaming videos feature engaging teachers, topics galore.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Mac, Android, Chromebook
(2019)
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Chasing Happiness Movie Poster Image
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age 13+
Engaging JoBros documentary has some language, drinking.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2019)
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PixARK Game Poster Image
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age 13+
Creative sandbox game hampered by heavy focus on survival.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2019)
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BoxVR Game Poster Image
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age 13+
Virtual boxing sim makes for a great real-world workout.
Platforms: HTC Vive, Oculus Quest, Oculus Rift, PlayStation VR
(2019)
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Tiny T. Rex and the Impossible Hug Book Poster Image
age 3+
Sweet tale of small-armed dino striving to cheer up friend.
By Jonathan Stutzman
(2019)
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At Eternity's Gate Movie Poster Image
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age 13+
Fine performance in challenging, arty Van Gogh biopic.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2018)
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The Gilded Wolves Book Poster Image
age 13+
Clever 1889 Paris-set story has diversity, magic, puzzles.
By Roshani Chokshi
(2019)
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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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Kindergo App Poster Image
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age 3+
Digital library is small but appealing for new readers.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(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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A Very Large Expanse of Sea Book Poster Image
age 13+
Muslim teen busts stereotypes in bitterly funny school tale.
By Tahereh Mafi
(2018)
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Broken Sword 5: The Serpent's Curse Game Poster Image
age 13+
Cheesy B-movie adventure with overly simplified gameplay.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch
(2018)
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Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom Movie Poster Image
age 13+
Intense dino sequel has scary, jump-worthy violence.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 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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Songwriter (2018) Movie Poster Image
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age 13+
Docu about pop star's album creation; smoking, cursing.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2018)
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