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Zoo Tycoon: Ultimate Animal Collection Game Poster Image
age 10+
Revamped animal/business sim great for new audiences.
Platforms: Windows, Xbox One
(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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Jingle Bells Book Poster Image
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age 4+
Pretty art, wordless ride are fun backdrop to famous carol.
By Susan Jeffers
(2017)
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Assassin's Creed Origins Game Poster Image
age 18+
Historical action game has sex, language, brutal violence.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2017)
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Everything Is Mama Book Poster Image
age 2+
Baby animals call all things Mama in cute word lesson.
By Jimmy Fallon
(2017)
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Rory the Dinosaur Needs a Christmas Tree Book Poster Image
age 3+
Dad comes through in sweet Christmas tale.
By Liz Climo
(2017)
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The Bad Mood and the Stick Book Poster Image
age 5+
Quirky, whimsical, insightful look at passing moods.
By Lemony Snicket
(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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The Wolf, the Duck, and the Mouse Book Poster Image
age 4+
Quirky and drily witty tale of animals swallowed by wolf.
By Mac Barnett
(2017)
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Pokkén Tournament DX Game Poster Image
age 10+
Pokémon brawler gets expanded, enhanced for portable fights.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch
(2017)
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The Purloining of Prince Oleomargarine Book Poster Image
age 8+
Found Mark Twain fairy tale made vibrantly new and classic.
By Mark Twain, Philip C. Stead
(2017)
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Robinson Book Poster Image
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age 4+
Magical story and art take readers on island adventure.
By Peter Sis
(2017)
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Wishtree Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Moving, gentle friendship story tackles anti-Muslim bigotry.
By Katherine Applegate
(2017)
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Dr. Panda Plus: Home Designer App Poster Image
age 3+
Kids' art becomes virtual furniture; best with toy.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2017)
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One Dark Throne: Three Dark Crowns, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 15+
Sexier, bloodier sequel full of unexpected twists.
By Kendare Blake
(2017)
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Nerdy Birdy Tweets Book Poster Image
age 4+
Screen-addicted bird ignores real-life pal in funny story.
By Aaron Reynolds
(2017)
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Tooth and Tail Game Poster Image
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age 10+
Creative strategy just squeaks by with simple gameplay.
Platforms: Mac, PlayStation 4, Windows
(2017)
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Monster Hunter Stories Game Poster Image
age 12+
Buddy up with fantasy creatures in fun RPG spin-off.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2017)
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Born in China Movie Poster Image
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age 6+
Nature docu has gorgeous vistas, moments of peril.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2017)
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The Open Road with Dr. Chris TV Poster Image
age 8+
Aussie vet charms, explores world in family-friendly series.
Network: CBS
(2016)
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