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Midnight Train: Enchanter's Child, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Finale pulls into the station with adventure and heart.
By Angie Sage
(2021)
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SAS: Red Notice Movie Poster Image
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age 15+
Non-stop violence in fun action-thriller; strong language.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2021)
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A-Train: All Aboard! Tourism Game Poster Image
age 10+
Complex controls, menus are transport sim's speed bumps.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch
(2021)
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Mighty Express: A Mighty Christmas TV Poster Image
age 4+
Holiday tale's frenzied pace can't obscure positive themes.
Network: Netflix
(2020)
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Overground Railroad Book Poster Image
age 5+
Captivating story of a family's migration North to freedom.
By Lesa Cline-Ransome
(2020)
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Thomas and the Magic Railroad Movie Poster Image
age 4+
Will please its many fans, but plot might confuse kids.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2000)
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The Silver Arrow Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Sister and brother steer magic train in whimsical fantasy.
By Lev Grossman
(2020)
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Mighty Express TV Poster Image
age 3+
Kids and trains save the day in fun preschool series.
Network: Netflix
(2020)
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Railway Empire Game Poster Image
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age 8+
All aboard solid simulation of the rise of the rails.
Platforms: Linux, Nintendo Switch, Windows
(2020)
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Desperados III Game Poster Image
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age 16+
Violent Wild West action relies on cunning plans, teamwork.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2020)
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Mega Machines TV Poster Image
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age 8+
Interesting docuseries breaks down big engineering marvels.
Network: SCIENCE
(2018)
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Train Kit Space App Poster Image
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age 5+
Design 3D landscapes for locomotives on other planets.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2019)
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The Fowl Twins Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Artemis Fowl spin-off is clever and action-packed.
By Eoin Colfer
(2019)
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The Secret Commonwealth: The Book of Dust, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 15+
Deeply philosophical fantasy for mature teens and adults.
By Philip Pullman
(2019)
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LEGO DUPLO WORLD App Poster Image
age 2+
Branded blocks build early skills with co-play, mini-games.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2019)
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PlayKids - Cartoons and game‪s‬ App Poster Image
age 3+
Content galore with shows, games; strong parent controls.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2019)
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Catie's Amazing Machines TV Poster Image
age 5+
Stereotype-busting STEM show has lots of fun vehicles.
Network: Comcast Kid Central, CBeebies
(2018)
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80 Days App Poster Image
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age 13+
Unique adventure tale is cool, can be a bit hard to follow.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Windows app
(2019)
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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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Thomas & Friends: Adventures! App Poster Image
age 6+
Thomas' educational world tour gets derailed by a pay wall.
Devices: iPhone, iPad, Android
(2019)
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