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Nick and Tesla's High-Voltage Danger Lab: A Mystery with Electromagnets, Burglar Alarms, and Other Gadgets You Can Build Yourself: Nick and Tesla, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Kids fight crime with science in edutaining mystery.
By Science Bob Pflugfelder, Steve Hockensmith
(2013)
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Transformers Prime Beast Hunters: Predacons Rising Movie Poster Image
age 8+
Action-packed animated sequel is best for die-hard fans.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2013)
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The Creature Department Book Poster Image
age 8+
Whimsical, creative, and mild intro to monster fantasy.
By Robert Paul Weston
(2013)
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RoboCop (2014) Movie Poster Image
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age 15+
Lots of gun violence in super-cop sci-fi remake.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2014)
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Man Made Boy Book Poster Image
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age 13+
Frankenstein's son takes road trip in clever horror fantasy.
By Jon Skovron
(2013)
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Voltron: Lion Force TV Poster Image
age 7+
Scary villains don't overshadow '80s 'toon's decent story.
Network: Online
(1984)
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Cress: The Lunar Chronicles, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 13+
Series stays exciting with hacker heroine, daring rescues.
By Marissa Meyer
(2014)
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Nick and Tesla's Robot Army Rampage: A Mystery with Hoverbots, Bristlebots, and Other Robots You Can Build Yourself: Nick and Tesla, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Crime-fighting kids return in fun, science-drenched mystery.
By "Science Bob" Pflugfelder, Steve Hockensmith
(2014)
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BrainPOP Jr. Movie of the Week App Poster Image
age 6+
Wide variety of topics makes for fun, engrossing short vids.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Apps for Windows
(2014)
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Veggie Tales: Veggies in Space, The Fennel Frontier Movie Poster Image
age 4+
Veggies save the planet in faith-based tale about sharing.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2014)
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Battle of the Beasts: House of Secrets, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Series sequel stays exciting and high on action-violence.
By Chris Columbus, Ned Vizzini
(2014)
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Poem Depot: Aisles of Smiles Book Poster Image
age 9+
Short, funny poems a sure bet to delight kids.
By Douglas Florian
(2014)
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Outside the Box Book Poster Image
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age 7+
Irreverent collection offers mind-opening poems for kids.
By Karma Wilson
(2014)
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Jim Henson's Creature Shop Challenge TV Poster Image
age 9+
Design contest wows with talents, friendly competition.
Network: Syfy
(2014)
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The Inventor's Secret Book Poster Image
age 12+
Nasty Brits rule 1816 New York in clever steampunk twist.
By Andrea Cremer
(2014)
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The Robot Book Book Poster Image
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age 3+
Richly illustrated robot book is a simple, fun read.
By Heather Brown
(2010)
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Transformers: Age of Extinction Movie Poster Image
age 13+
Occasional thrills can't save plodding, messy sequel.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2014)
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Lightbot Jr 4+ Coding Puzzles App Poster Image
age 6+
Colorful, engaging intro to programming for young kids.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Fire phone, Kindle Fire
(2014)
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KineScript: Visual Programming App Poster Image
age 10+
Seemingly simple coding app has hidden complexity, bugs.
Devices: iPad
(2014)
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Alphabots App Poster Image
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age 4+
Robots prove not to be the best teachers of the ABCs.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Fire phone, Kindle Fire
(2014)
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