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Aladdin Movie Poster Image
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age 8+
Live-action remake has charming stars, intense moments.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2019)
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Descendants 3 Movie Poster Image
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age 8+
Satisfying end to trilogy has positive themes for kids.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2019)
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Escape From the Isle of the Lost: Descendants, Book 4 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Fun, upbeat villain-kids romp sets up movie finale.
By Melissa de la Cruz
(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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Lu Over the Wall Movie Poster Image
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age 8+
Imaginative animated mermaid adventure has a few scares.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2018)
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The Nutcracker and the Four Realms Movie Poster Image
age 8+
Disney's take on Christmas classic is colorful but intense.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2018)
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New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe Game Poster Image
age 8+
Mario & friends bring fast-paced Wii U classics to Switch.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch
(2019)
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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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She-Ra and the Princesses of Power TV Poster Image
age 8+
Likable '80s reboot features strong female heroine.
Network: Netflix
(2018)
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More Than a Princess Book Poster Image
age 8+
Fast-paced adventure of princess who breaks the mold.
By E.D. Baker
(2018)
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Dragalia Lost App Poster Image
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age 8+
Cute anime-style tale offers rich storyline, free gameplay.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2018)
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Super Mario Party Game Poster Image
age 8+
Brand-new party filled with fun and laughs for all.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch
(2018)
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MapleStory 2 Game Poster Image
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age 8+
Tons of fun, free role-playing in redesigned adventure.
Platforms: Windows
(2018)
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The Cobalt Prince: 5 Worlds, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 8+
New dangers, unexpected allies enliven galactic quest.
By Mark Siegel, Alexis Siegel
(2018)
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The Creature of the Pines: The Unicorn Rescue Society, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Kids save mythical creature in sweet, funny fantasy.
By Adam Gidwitz
(2018)
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ToyScouter TV Poster Image
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age 8+
Costumed play has some violence, lots of product placement.
Network: YouTube Channel
(2017)
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The Wizards of Once Book Poster Image
age 8+
Winning combination of action and humor in fun fantasy.
By Cressida Cowell
(2017)
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Scales: Mermaids Are Real Movie Poster Image
age 8+
Mermaid coming-of-age drama is forgettable but mild.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2017)
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Descendants 2 Movie Poster Image
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age 8+
Exceptional sequel promotes communication, female roles.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2017)
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Rise of the Isle of the Lost: The Descendants, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Positive messages mix with brand-name fun in villains' tale.
By Melissa de la Cruz
(2017)
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