Book Reviews

Foiled Book Poster Image
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age 11+
Girl fencer fights monsters in clever fantasy graphic novel.
By Jane Yolen
(2010)
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The Screaming Staircase: Lockwood & Co., Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 11+
Exciting ghost-hunter series start is very, very scary.
By Jonathan Stroud
(2013)
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Wolfblood TV Poster Image
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age 11+
British werewolf-style drama limits the fright for tweens.
Network: Disney Channel
(2012)
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Plants vs Zombies: Garden Warfare Game Poster Image
age 11+
Comedic, cartoonish shooter should be OK for younger teens.
Platforms: Windows, Xbox 360, Xbox One
(2014)
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The Forbidden Library Book Poster Image
age 11+
Intriguing start to fantasy series best for dark-side fans.
By Django Wexler
(2014)
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Ele Website Poster Image
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Ele
age 2+
Organized, info-packed resource a gift for pre-K parents.
URL: http://ele.fredrogerscenter.org/
(2014)
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The Whispering Skull: Lockwood & Co., Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 11+
Excellent ghost-hunting series stays super scary.
By Jonathan Stroud
(2014)
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The Whispering Trees: The Thickety, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 11+
Creepy sequel has violent clashes, ethical dilemmas.
By J.A. White
(2015)
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The Hollow Boy: Lockwood & Co., Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 11+
Another exciting, scary installment for ghost-story fans.
By Jonathan Stroud
(2015)
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Warren the 13th and the All-Seeing Eye Book Poster Image
age 11+
Illustrated witchy, monstery tale offers goofy/creepy fun.
By Tania Del Rio
(2015)
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Trine 3: The Artifacts of Power Game Poster Image
age 11+
Short, enjoyable journey of heroes grudgingly fighting evil.
Platforms: Mac, PlayStation 4, Windows
(2015)
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LEGO Marvel's Avengers Game Poster Image
age 11+
Earth's Mightiest Heroes assemble for fun action game.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo Wii U, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, Windows, Xbox 360, Xbox One
(2016)
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Pokkén Tournament Game Poster Image
age 11+
Deep, demanding play brings fighting twist to monster game.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii U
(2016)
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Lumo Game Poster Image
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age 11+
Mind-bending puzzler with distinct nostalgic flavor.
Platforms: Linux, Mac, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2016)
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Beauty and the Beast: Lost in a Book Book Poster Image
age 11+
Belle gets lured into book in dark but enchanting spin-off.
By Jennifer Donnelly
(2017)
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Well of Witches: The Thickety, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 11+
Strong empathy messages in exciting, scary teen witch tale.
By J.A. White
(2017)
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The Last Spell: The Thickety, Book 4 Book Poster Image
age 11+
Thrilling conclusion to teen witch saga ends in epic battle.
By J.A. White
(2017)
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The Secret of Danger Point: Surfside Girls, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 11+
Sunny summer mystery has a touch of the supernatural.
By Kim Dwinell
(2017)
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Get Up and Move TV Poster Image
age 2+
Lively show encourages kids to be active through dance.
Network: Universal Kids
(2019)
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The Mighty Quest for Epic Loot App Poster Image
age 11+
Action-packed loot fest hampered a bit by microtransactions.
Devices: iPhone, iPad, Android
(2019)
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