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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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Onimusha: Warlords Game Poster Image
age 15+
Classic samurai action with blood, gore, awkward camera.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2019)
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Bakugan: Battle Planet TV Poster Image
age 8+
Marketing tie-ins overwhelm in violent franchise reboot.
Network: Cartoon Network
(2019)
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SHINE - Journey Of Light App Poster Image
age 6+
Capture the light in calm, unique runner.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2019)
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Slayer Book Poster Image
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age 13+
Uneven series start picks up when Buffy TV series ends.
By Kiersten White
(2019)
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Pegasus: Pony with a Broken Wing Movie Poster Image
age 7+
Family-friendly story about a tween and a magical horse.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2019)
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Abby Hatcher TV Poster Image
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age 4+
Friendly girl helps creature friends solve their problems.
Network: Nickelodeon
(2019)
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Dance & Sing with True TV Poster Image
age 4+
Lively music videos reflect parent show's positive themes.
Network: Netflix
(2018)
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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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Skylanders Ring of Heroes App Poster Image
age 12+
Spyro and friends come to mobile in a complex but fun tale.
Devices: iPhone, iPad, Android
(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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Queen of Air and Darkness: The Dark Artifices, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 15+
Soap opera-like fantasy series has mature sexual content.
By Cassandra Clare
(2018)
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Knights vs. Dinosaurs Book Poster Image
age 8+
Silly fantasy has lots of kid appeal and fantasy violence.
By Matt Phelan
(2018)
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Mary Poppins Returns Movie Poster Image
age 6+
Blunt is a delight in sweet, nostalgic, toe-tapping sequel.
In Theaters Now
(Release Year: 2018)
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The House with a Clock in Its Walls Movie Poster Image
age 11+
Eli Roth's aged-down spookfest has jump-worthy scenes.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 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 Piñata in a Pine Tree: A Latino Twelve Days of Christmas Book Poster Image
age 4+
Classic carol brims with Spanish words, Mexican traditions.
By Pat Mora
(2009)
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The Doc McStuffins Christmas Special TV Poster Image
age 4+
Sweet holiday story uses magic, kindness to solve problems.
Network: Disney Junior
(2018)
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Below Game Poster Image
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age 12+
Fun, challenging tale with random dungeons, some violence.
Platforms: Windows, Xbox One
(2018)
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Monstrous Devices Book Poster Image
age 9+
Toy robots come to life in fun, creepy European adventure.
By Damien Love
(2018)
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