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Brave Face:  A Memoir Book Poster Image
age 15+
Gripping look at boy's struggle with depression, coming out.
By Shaun David Hutchinson
(2019)
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How It Feels to Float Book Poster Image
age 14+
Teen battles mental illness in unforgettable, hopeful story.
By Helena Fox
(2019)
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Beats Movie Poster Image
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age 17+
Stirring coming of-age story has language, violence.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2019)
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Moon!: Earth's Best Friend: Our Universe, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 4+
Fun, solid science couched in spirited friendship story.
By Stacy McAnulty
(2019)
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Giant Little Ones Movie Poster Image
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age 16+
Wise characters in edgy teen drama; sex, drinking, drugs.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2019)
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No Manches Frida 2 Movie Poster Image
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age 15+
Silly, predictable sequel has crass, suggestive humor.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2019)
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Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader? TV Poster Image
age 7+
Fun quiz show tests adults' knowledge of elementary topics.
Network: Nickelodeon
(2019)
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How does The Human Body Work? App Poster Image
age 6+
Solid body systems info needs more support to digest.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2019)
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JAM - Courses & Projects App Poster Image
age 6+
Turn on-screen videos into fun, offscreen STEAM projects.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2019)
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Testimony from Your Perfect Girl Book Poster Image
age 16+
Slow coming-of-age tale has lots of swearing, sex, drinking.
By Kaui Hart Hemmings
(2019)
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Malibu Rescue: The Series TV Poster Image
age 9+
Teen snarkiness overwhelms beach-set underdog story.
Network: Netflix
(2019)
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Chernobyl TV Poster Image
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age 16+
Drama based on Russian disaster is brutal but relevant.
Network: HBO
(2019)
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The Test and the Art of Thinking Movie Poster Image
age 13+
Standardized test docu shows problems, offers no solutions.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2018)
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NOS4A2 TV Poster Image
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age 14+
Lots of violence in otherwise toothless vampire drama.
Network: AMC
(2019)
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Unearthed TV Poster Image
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age 12+
Science and archeology show informative but a little dry.
Network: SCIENCE
(2016)
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Wonders of the Sea Movie Poster Image
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age 7+
Docu beautifully highlights oceans' delicate balance.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2019)
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First to the Moon Movie Poster Image
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age 12+
Informative docu on Apollo 8 is too slow for younger kids.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2018)
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PinCode TV Poster Image
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age 7+
Fun, colorful Russian STEM show has universal appeal.
Network: Kids Central
(2015)
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Seedling Grow App Poster Image
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age 5+
Plant a seed, watch it grow with this simple tracker.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2019)
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The Pack - NYSCI App Poster Image
age 8+
Unique environmental game marred by lack of instructions.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2019)
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