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Thinkrolls: Kings & Queens App Poster Image
age 5+
Fairy tales inspire fun, challenging puzzler.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Fire phone, Kindle Fire
(2016)
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Heartless Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Queen of Hearts origin story is fanciful, not too dark.
By Marissa Meyer
(2016)
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Elena and the Secret of Avalor TV Poster Image
age 5+
Princess crossover features two strong female role models.
Network: Disney Channel
(2016)
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Harvest Moon: Skytree Village Game Poster Image
age 8+
Fantasy farm sim is fun but has some tedious crop work.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2016)
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The Crown TV Poster Image
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age 15+
Exquisite bio-series is complex and compelling.
Network: Netflix
(2016)
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Mario Party: Star Rush Game Poster Image
age 7+
Fun party game encourages social, competitive play.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2016)
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Trolls Movie Poster Image
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age 6+
Fun, colorful adventure has some peril, lots of great music.
In Theaters Now
(Release Year: 2016)
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The Land of Stories: A Treasury of Classic Fairy Tales Book Poster Image
age 9+
Retold classics provide origin story for blockbuster series.
By Chris Colfer
(2016)
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Impyrium Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Epic, magical fantasy like a "Game of Thrones" for tweens.
By Henry H. Neff
(2016)
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World of Final Fantasy Game Poster Image
age 10+
Amazing RPG with mild violence, realistic relationships.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita
(2016)
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Gris Grimly's Tales from the Brothers Grimm Book Poster Image
age 8+
Favorite tales get grim, gothic treatment and stylish art.
By Jacob Grimm, Wilhelm Grimm
(2016)
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The Complete Fairytale Play Theater App Poster Image
age 5+
Creative open-ended storytelling, but some drawbacks.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2016)
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Paper Mario Color Splash Game Poster Image
age 8+
Imaginative action-adventure with puzzles and mild combat.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii U
(2016)
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Disney Princess: Charmed Adventures App Poster Image
age 5+
Solid graphics, some fun, but shallow games and purchases.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2016)
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The Foolish King App Poster Image
age 7+
Clever story introduces kids to the game of chess.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2016)
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Disney Enchanted Tales App Poster Image
age 11+
Pretty worlds for Disney faves, but kids must wait or spend.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2016)
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Three Dark Crowns Book Poster Image
age 14+
Thrilling but very dark tale of murderous triplet queens.
By Kendare Blake
(2016)
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Beauty and the Beast Movie Poster Image
age 6+
Disney fave has great music, strong messages, some scares.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1991)
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The Beauty of Darkness: The Remnant Chronicles, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 14+
Strong characters make this overlong finale satisfying.
By Mary E. Pearson
(2016)
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Reigns App Poster Image
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age 12+
Simple but funny text-based strategy has implied violence.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2016)
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