Game Reviews

The Thin Man Movie Poster Image
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age 10+
Death and drinking in otherwise superb Hollywood classic.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1934)
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Cars 2: The Video Game Game Poster Image
age 10+
Great combat racing, but loads of gunfire and explosions.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo Wii, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360
(2011)
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Saint Louis Armstrong Beach Book Poster Image
age 10+
Boy risks all to find his dog after Hurricane Katrina.
By Brenda Woods
(2011)
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The Man Who Planted Trees Movie Poster Image
age 10+
Ethereal, serious animated films with environmental themes.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2004)
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Make Believe Movie Poster Image
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age 10+
Teens chase magical dreams in inspiring documentary.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2010)
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Forza Motorsport 4 Game Poster Image
age 10+
Excellent racing sim that's easy to play but has open chat.
Platforms: Xbox 360
(2011)
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Dracula Movie Poster Image
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age 10+
Classic vampire movie is more creepy than violent.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1931)
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The Chronicles of Harris Burdick Book Poster Image
age 10+
Superb stories by top authors spring from surreal images.
By Chris Van Allsburg
(2011)
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Rayman Origins Game Poster Image
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age 10+
Great multiplayer platforming romp with slapstick violence.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii
(2011)
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The Mostly True Story of Jack Book Poster Image
age 10+
Lonely boy fights evil to save town in exciting page turner.
By Kelly Barnhill
(2011)
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Robbie Forester and the Outlaws of Sherwood St. Book Poster Image
age 10+
Superpowered kids have exciting crime-fighting adventure.
By Peter Abrahams
(2012)
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Magic Guitar App Poster Image
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age 10+
Fun way to build musicianship, rhythm; watch social aspects.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2012)
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Crow Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Irresistible boy narrator faces turn-of-20th-century racism.
By Barbara Wright
(2012)
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SSX Game Poster Image
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SSX
age 10+
Extraordinarily fun, over-the-top snowboarding adventure.
Platforms: PlayStation 3, Xbox 360
(2012)
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Children of Heaven Movie Poster Image
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age 10+
Excellent subtitled Iranian coming-of-age story.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1999)
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Esperanza Rising Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Historical fiction at its best in story of '30s farmworkers.
By Pam Munoz Ryan
(2000)
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Smile Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Delightful graphic novel follows teen girl's teeth troubles.
By Raina Telgemeier
(2010)
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Island of Silence: The Unwanteds, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 10+
Spellbinding second adventure even better than first.
By Lisa McMann
(2012)
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The Cavendish Home for Boys and Girls Book Poster Image
age 10+
Deeply creepy, thought-provoking tale of weird school.
By Claire Legrand
(2012)
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A Ripple of Hope Movie Poster Image
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age 10+
Unforgettable docu about RFK speech post-MLK assassination.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2010)
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