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Disney Story Realms App Poster Image
age 7+
Familiar stories, fun graphics, OK games, lots of purchases.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2019)
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The Swan Princess: Kingdom of Music Movie Poster Image
age 5+
Sweet fairy tale romance, positive messages, mild action.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2019)
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Descendants 3 TV Poster Image
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age 8+
Satisfying end to trilogy has positive themes for kids.
Network: Disney Channel
(2019)
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Sleepiest: The Sleeping App App Poster Image
age 13+
Soothing sounds, stories introduce device to nightly ritual.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2019)
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Cinderella Liberator Book Poster Image
age 8+
Fresh take on classic tale boosts being true, free self.
By Rebecca Solnit
(2019)
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Pan's Labyrinth: The Labyrinth of the Faun Book Poster Image
age 14+
Dark, magical adaptation matches the intensity of the movie.
By Guillermo del Toro, Cornelia Funke
(2019)
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DJ Cinderella Movie Poster Image
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age 8+
Spin on classic fairy tale is energetic but predictable.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2019)
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Aladdin Movie Poster Image
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age 8+
Live-action remake has charming stars, intense moments.
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(Release Year: 2019)
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Behind the Curve Movie Poster Image
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age 12+
Excellent, relevant docu about conspiracy theories.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2018)
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Game of Stars: Kiranmala and the Kingdom Beyond, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Girl becomes demon slayer in fun fantasy game show spoof.
By Sayantani DasGupta
(2019)
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Libby, by OverDrive App Poster Image
age 5+
Browse, borrow books with online library; filters available.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2019)
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A Curse So Dark and Lonely Book Poster Image
age 14+
Modern "Beauty" tale has complex characters, gore, humor.
By Brigid Kemmerer
(2019)
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Short Stories - Cuentidubi App Poster Image
age 4+
Bilingual version of classic tales; no sound, some errors.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2019)
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96 Words for Love Book Poster Image
age 15+
Sweet romance mixes with thin take on serious issues.
By Rachel Roy, Ava Dash
(2019)
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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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Ogre Enchanted Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Girl becomes ogre in imaginative "Ella Enchanted" spin-off.
By Gail Carson Levine
(2018)
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A Wizard's Tale Movie Poster Image
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age 7+
Chaotic fairy tale has dated stereotypes and messages.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2018)
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The Emperor's Newest Clothes TV Poster Image
age 5+
Musical retelling has standout themes of honesty, humility.
Network: HBO
(2018)
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The Little Mermaid (2018) Movie Poster Image
age 8+
Watered-down retelling has poor acting, production values.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2018)
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Kingdom of the Blazing Phoenix:  Rise of the Empress, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 13+
Exciting fantasy sequel is less dark, more adventurous.
By Julie C. Dao
(2018)
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