Lush book adaptation mixes romance, fantasy, some violence.
Bug-monsters offer light horror hijinks in third volume.
Mix of brutality and tenderness makes fantasy seem real.
Enormous scale and spectacle, but weak characters, story.
Friendship and family in Paris in exciting, creepy sequel.
Ribald British puppet sitcom is hilarious fare for adults.
Madcap mayhem perfect for Big Nate fans.
Formulaic toy-inspired series has some good messages, too.
Award-winning '90s series is violent but entertaining.
Rangers and animals team up in solid installment.
Solid action RPG leaks blood at every turn.
Tween tale is both creepy and sweetly poignant.
Kids battle severe weather in mild, whimsical fantasy.
Wacky, gripping sequel has slapstick, swordplay, sweetness.
Garden fantasy casts a strange spell.
Goofy comedy for young boys riffs on horror cliches.
Complex time travel page-turner starts sci-fi trilogy.
Magical preschool series with thoughtful physical component.
Gory, bloody zombie shooter sequel with co-op play.
So-so sci-fi shooter based on rebooted movie series.
Brilliant, thrilling story of kids training in mind control.
Page-turner is the perfect campfire tale but can get gory.
Jolly animals load a train in this dream of a bedtime book.
Lyrical fantasy celebrates the magic of seeds and seasons.
High school-set horror series is gory, sexy, and strange.