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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 Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood: The Poetry of Mister Rogers Book Poster Image
age 5+
Mister Rogers' songs stand up as uplifting, fun poems.
By Fred Rogers
(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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For a Muse of Fire Book Poster Image
age 12+
Captivating alternate-Asia fantasy has magic, suspense.
By Heidi Heilig
(2018)
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Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween Movie Poster Image
age 8+
Light frights in funny, tween-friendly creepfest.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 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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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 Happytime Murders Movie Poster Image
age 17+
Vulgar humor outweighs positives in raunchy puppet movie.
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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Archenemies: Renegades, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 12+
Sequel is slow to build, full of super-spy intrigue.
By Marissa Meyer
(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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When You Wish Upon a Pickle: A Sesame Street Special TV Poster Image
age 3+
Role playing reinforces affirming themes in fun TV special.
Network: HBO
(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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Let's Read App Poster Image
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age 4+
Story recording is static but easy to use for everyone.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2018)
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The Curious Creations of Christine McConnell TV Poster Image
age 12+
Creativity abounds on macabre, sometimes edgy cooking show.
Network: Netflix
(2018)
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The Snow Queen: Fire and Ice Movie Poster Image
age 6+
Some weapons, peril in engaging fairy tale adventure.
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(Release Year: 2018)
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