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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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Catie's Amazing Machines TV Poster Image
age 3+
Stereotype-busting preschool show has lots of fun vehicles.
Network: Comcast Kid Central
(2018)
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Start Now! You Can Make a Difference Book Poster Image
age 7+
Inspiring book cheers kids' efforts to make things better.
By Chelsea Clinton
(2018)
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Blox 3D City Creator App Poster Image
age 7+
Blocky builder is solid but has tricky controls.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire
(2018)
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Mini Metro Game Poster Image
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age 7+
Mass transit simulator is simple, marvelous, hard to master.
Platforms: Mac, Nintendo Switch, Windows
(2018)
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Dr. Panda Train App Poster Image
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age 3+
All aboard for silly but somewhat slow travel.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2017)
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Trains Project Home Edition App Poster Image
age 7+
Confusion reigns in this would-be logic app for kids.
Devices: iPad
(2017)
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Human: Fall Flat Game Poster Image
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age 7+
Bumbling puzzler excels at inspiring laughs, frustration.
Platforms: Mac, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2017)
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Dinosaur Train: What's at the Center of the Earth? Movie Poster Image
age 3+
Dino family's fun journey emphasizes curiosity, courage.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2017)
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Tank Troopers Game Poster Image
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age 7+
Downloadable action challenges infused with light strategy.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2017)
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Thomas & Friends: The Adventure Begins Movie Poster Image
age 3+
Trains' sweet origin story promotes friendship, cooperation.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2015)
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The Legendary Miss Lena Horne Book Poster Image
age 7+
Solid intro to singer, movie star, civil rights activist.
By Carole Boston Weatherford
(2017)
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Thomas & Friends: The Great Race Movie Poster Image
age 3+
Entertaining train tale with mild peril, positive messages.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2016)
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Are We There Yet? Book Poster Image
age 3+
Car trip turns to time travel in highly imaginative story.
By Dan Santat
(2016)
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Xploration FabLab TV Poster Image
age 7+
STEM-based series spotlights people making the world better.
Network: Fox
(2016)
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I Am Martin Luther King, Jr.: Ordinary People Change the World Book Poster Image
age 7+
Kid-friendly bio a strong, accessible intro to King's life.
By Brad Meltzer
(2016)
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The Book Itch: Freedom, Truth, and Harlem's Greatest Bookstore Book Poster Image
age 7+
Lively tale of store that aided civil rights struggle.
By Vaunda Micheaux Nelson
(2015)
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LeapFrog LeapTV: Letter Factory Adventures Game Poster Image
age 3+
Fun and active introduction to letters can be repetitive.
Platforms: LeapFrog games
(2015)
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Windosill App Poster Image
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age 7+
Imaginative journey through surreal, richly drawn puzzles.
Devices: iPad
(2015)
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Special Delivery Book Poster Image
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age 3+
Determined girl sends great-aunt an elephant in quirky tale.
By Philip C. Stead
(2015)
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