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Sophia, Princess Among Beasts Book Poster Image
age 13+
Fast-paced, exciting, but often sketch-like fantasy morsel.
By James Patterson, Emily Raymond
(2019)
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Super Mario Maker 2 Game Poster Image
age 6+
Fun, accessible editing tools expose kids to game design.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch
(2019)
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Cadence of Hyrule Game Poster Image
age 10+
Link, Zelda dance to the rescue in music adventure mashup.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch
(2019)
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Soul of the Sword: Shadow of the Fox, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 14+
Lots of gory carnage in engaging samurai sequel.
By Julie Kagawa
(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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Pan's Labyrinth: The Labyrinth of the Faun Book Poster Image
age 14+
Dark, magical adaptation matches the intensity of the movie.
By Guillermo del Toro, Cornelia Funke
(2019)
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Ghosts of the Shadow Market Book Poster Image
age 14+
Brooding tales for those steeped in the Shadowhunter-verse.
By Cassandra Clare, Sarah Rees Brennan, Maureen Johnson, Kelly Link, Robin Wasserman
(2019)
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We Hunt the Flame: Sands of Arawiya, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 13+
Intriguing, sometimes confusing fantasy with Arabian flare.
By Hafsah Faizal
(2019)
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Aru Shah and the Song of Death: Pandava, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Quirky main characters pep up this Indian myth quest tale.
By Roshani Chokshi
(2019)
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The Kingdom Book Poster Image
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age 13+
Half-android girl questions authority in twisty thriller.
By Jess Rothenberg
(2019)
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Lapis x Labyrinth Game Poster Image
age 10+
Stacking battle tactics gives clever twist to action tale.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4
(2019)
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Aladdin Movie Poster Image
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age 8+
Live-action remake has charming stars, intense moments.
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(Release Year: 2019)
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Finale: Caraval, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 13+
Romance ending satisfies; fantasy world goes flat.
By Stephanie Garber
(2019)
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The Atlantis Complex: Artemis Fowl, Book 7 Book Poster Image
age 10+
Exciting Fowl volume has rogue robots and a devious villain.
By Eoin Colfer
(2010)
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The Time Paradox: Artemis Fowl, Book 6 Book Poster Image
age 11+
Artemis faces younger self in madcap, befuddling adventure.
By Eoin Colfer
(2008)
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The Red Scrolls of Magic: The Eldest Curses, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 15+
Mature Shadowhunter series spin-off focuses on Alec, Magnus.
By Cassandra Clare, Wesley Chu
(2019)
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Four Dead Queens Book Poster Image
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age 13+
Strong teen girl powers fast-paced fantasy mystery.
By Astrid Scholte
(2019)
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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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The Princess Guide Game Poster Image
age 14+
Fantasy adventure needs to go back to "knight" school.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4
(2019)
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The Shadowglass: The Bone Witch, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 13+
Confusing writing mars impact of dark series finale.
By Rin Chupeco
(2019)
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