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Turtle in Paradise: The Graphic Novel Book Poster Image
age 8+
Family secrets fuel lively tale of trying to fit in.
By Jennifer L. Holm
(2021)
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Edge of the World Movie Poster Image
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age 16+
Historical drama has colonial attitudes, racism, violence.
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(Release Year: 2021)
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Curse of the Forgotten City: Emblem Island, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Exciting high-seas magical, mythical adventure.
By Alex Aster
(2021)
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Rule of Wolves: King of Scars Duology, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 14+
The Grishaverse goes to war in complex, engaging finale.
By Leigh Bardugo
(2021)
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Finding 'Ohana Movie Poster Image
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age 9+
Fun Hawaii adventure celebrates culture; peril, language.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2021)
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The Smartest Kid in the Universe, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Lively middle-school adventure celebrates knowing stuff.
By Chris Grabenstein
(2020)
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Timecrafters:  The Treasure of Pirate's Cove Movie Poster Image
age 8+
Tale of kids versus time-traveling pirates has some peril.
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(Release Year: 2020)
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Come Away Movie Poster Image
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age 11+
Peter Pan/Alice in Wonderland origin story has grief, peril.
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(Release Year: 2020)
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Aquanox Deep Descent Game Poster Image
age 13+
Deep-sea shooter offers up action and isolation.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2020)
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Age of Empires III: Definitive Edition Game Poster Image
age 13+
Classic strategy game gets historic makeover of its own.
Platforms: Windows
(2020)
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Santiago of the Seas TV Poster Image
age 4+
Exceptional preschool series celebrates kindness, courage.
Network: Nickelodeon
(2020)
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Port Royale 4 Game Poster Image
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age 13+
Historical simulation may help kids learn about trade.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2020)
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Dog Loves Books TV Poster Image
age 4+
Canine book lovers bring stories to life in preschool show.
Network: CBeebies
(2020)
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The Challenger: Contender, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 12+
Modern teens fight as gladiators in more violent sequel.
By Taran Matharu
(2020)
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Rocket Arena Game Poster Image
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age 12+
High-explosive competitive shooter is a literal blast.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2020)
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Home Movie: The Princess Bride TV Poster Image
age 8+
Star-studded remake is most fun for original film's fans.
Network: Quibi
(2020)
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I, Pastafari: A Flying Spaghetti Monster Story Movie Poster Image
age 11+
Irreverent docu challenges religion; violent news clips.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2020)
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The Mermaid, the Witch, and the Sea Book Poster Image
age 14+
Epic romantic fantasy adventure is poetic and violent.
By Maggie Tokuda-Hall
(2020)
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The Vanishing Deep Book Poster Image
age 12+
Teen sisters race death in tepid futuristic thriller.
By Astrid Scholte
(2020)
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Dragons: Rescue Riders: Hunt for the Golden Dragon Movie Poster Image
age 5+
Adventure quest fun despite cartoon violence, stereotypes.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2020)
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