Game Reviews

 
Mario Party Superstars Game Poster Image
age 10+
Mini-game mayhem packs fast-paced fun, friendly competition.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch
(2021)
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The Cursed Carnival and Other Calamities: New Stories About Mythic Heroes Book Poster Image
age 10+
Ten mythology tales best for fans of the 10 authors' series.
By Rick Riordan, Carlos Hernandez, Roshani Chokshi, J. C. Cervantes, Yoon Ha Lee, Kwame Mbalia, Rebecca Roanhorse, Tehlor Kay Mejia, Sarwat Chadda, Graci Kim
(2021)
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Masters of the Universe: Revelation TV Poster Image
age 10+
Fantasy series reboot is female-led and action-packed.
Network: Netflix
(2021)
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The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD Game Poster Image
age 10+
Stellar fantasy adventure gets refreshed for the Switch.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch
(2021)
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The Hidden Knife Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Fantastic fantasy world, cool gargoyles, but rushed story.
By Melissa Marr
(2021)
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Force of Fire: A Kingdom Beyond Novel Book Poster Image
age 10+
Demon-girl adventure has wackiness and heart.
By Sayantani DasGupta
(2021)
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Miitopia Game Poster Image
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age 10+
Friendly visuals, humor limited by tale's repetitive play.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo Switch
(2021)
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The Fowl Twins Deny All Charges: The Fowl Twins, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 10+
Sequel is full of wild characters and exciting exploits.
By Eoin Colfer
(2020)
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Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light Game Poster Image
age 10+
Nostalgic strategy series debut tactically soars on Switch.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch
(2020)
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First Lady Movie Poster Image
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age 10+
Skip this poorly made, agenda-driven dramedy.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2020)
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Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity Game Poster Image
age 10+
Action sequel carves its place in Breath of the Wild lore.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch
(2020)
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The Tower of Nero: The Trials of Apollo, Book 5 Book Poster Image
age 10+
Apollo's exciting quest ends with help of quirky sidekicks.
By Rick Riordan
(2020)
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Fae Tactics Game Poster Image
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age 10+
Fantasy adventure is cute but limits players' tactics.
Platforms: Windows
(2020)
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Disney Sorcerer's Arena App Poster Image
age 10+
Disney fun packed with fan service, but shackled with ads.
Devices: iPhone, iPad, Android
(2020)
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Exit the Gungeon Game Poster Image
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age 10+
Chaotic shoot-'em-up adventure is fun but frustrating.
Platforms: Apple Arcade, Nintendo Switch, Windows
(2020)
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Race to the Sun Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Fun girl hero drives fast-paced, modern take on Navajo myth.
By Rebecca Roanhorse
(2020)
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Maleficent: Mistress of Evil Movie Poster Image
age 10+
Powerful queens go to war in intense, dark fantasy sequel.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2019)
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A Christmas Prince: The Royal Baby Movie Poster Image
age 10+
More adventures in Aldovia; some mild suspense, peril.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2019)
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Queen of the Sea Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Brave girl finds royal intrigue in detailed 1500s tale.
By Dylan Meconis
(2019)
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The Fowl Twins Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Artemis Fowl spin-off is clever and action-packed.
By Eoin Colfer
(2019)
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