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Sid Meier's Civilization VI: Rise and Fall Game Poster Image
age 10+
World sim expansion helps foster kids' love of history.
Platforms: Windows
(2018)
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Zoofari TV Poster Image
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age 5+
Funny clip-based show introduces kids to animal basics.
Network: Nickelodeon
(2018)
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Planet Earth: Blue Planet II TV Poster Image
age 7+
Stunning nature documentary is excellent watch-together TV.
Network: BBC America
(2018)
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Nantucket Game Poster Image
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age 15+
Slow-paced strategy requires patience, luck for success.
Platforms: Windows
(2018)
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InnerSpace Game Poster Image
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age 8+
Pretty exploration game restrained by subtle, aimless play.
Platforms: Linux, Mac, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2018)
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Timeless: Diego and the Rangers of the Vastlantic Book Poster Image
age 9+
Fab art and cool new world as time periods collide.
By Armand Baltazar
(2017)
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Earth! My First 4.54 Billion Years Book Poster Image
age 4+
Our planet tells its own history in fun, kid-friendly way.
By Stacy McAnulty
(2017)
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Jane, Unlimited Book Poster Image
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age 13+
Five offbeat, inventive stories in one wild mansion.
By Kristin Cashore
(2017)
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Rush: A Disney-Pixar Adventure Game Poster Image
age 10+
Decent collection of simple games for young Pixar fans.
Platforms: Windows, Xbox One
(2017)
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Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Getaway Book Poster Image
age 8+
Funny, milder 12th tale plumbs travel fears on Xmas holiday.
By Jeff Kinney
(2017)
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Bubsy: The Woolies Strike Back! Game Poster Image
age 8+
Short, repetitive platformer barely amuses in small bursts.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Windows
(2017)
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The Ship of the Dead: Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 10+
Doomsday-thwarting excitement in a banana-yellow ship.
By Rick Riordan
(2017)
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Sigmund and the Sea Monsters TV Poster Image
age 6+
Remake of Krofft classic has heart, likable themes for kids.
Network: Amazon Prime Video
(2017)
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SpongeBob SquarePants: The Legend of Boo-Kini Bottom TV Poster Image
age 6+
Surprises, mild scares in festive stop-motion special.
Network: Nickelodeon
(2017)
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Deep Movie Poster Image
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age 8+
Rude jokes, surprising violence in animated undersea tale.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2017)
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Open Water 3: Cage Dive Movie Poster Image
age 15+
Dreadful threequel will have you rooting for the sharks.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2017)
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The Language of Thorns: Midnight Tales and Dangerous Magic Book Poster Image
age 13+
Deliciously dark, illustrated Grisha world fairy tales.
By Leigh Bardugo
(2017)
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Sharknado 5: Global Swarming Movie Poster Image
age 14+
Yet another horrible sequel in tired, violent sci-fi series.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2017)
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Splash and Bubbles App Poster Image
age 3+
Cute underwater journey a bit shallow, needs more supports.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2017)
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47 Meters Down Movie Poster Image
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age 13+
Bloody shark tale is extremely tense, gripping.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2017)
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