Game Reviews

Noah's Ark Movie Poster Image
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age 8+
Animated tale has lots of cartoonish violence, crass humor.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2014)
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Against the Wild Movie Poster Image
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age 8+
Unexciting adventure film about lost kids has mild peril.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2014)
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Half a Chance Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Gentle story of girl photographer raises ethical issues.
By Cynthia Lord
(2014)
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Timmy Failure: Now Look What You've Done Book Poster Image
age 10+
Sequel to boy-detective graphic novel brings more laughs.
By Stephan Pastis
(2014)
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Champions of Breakfast: The Cold Cereal Saga, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Cosmic slapstick and mayhem as wacky Arthurian saga ends.
By Adam Rex
(2014)
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Ophelia and the Marvelous Boy Book Poster Image
age 8+
Timid girl becomes hero in brisk "Snow Queen" update.
By Karen Foxlee
(2014)
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The Hunters Movie Poster Image
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age 10+
Family adventure has positive messages but muddled story.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2014)
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Wonderbook: Diggs Nightcrawler Game Poster Image
age 8+
Average augmented-reality gumshoe story with mild violence.
Platforms: PlayStation 3
(2013)
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Hunted: Spirit Animals, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Multiplatform series about magical beasts stays exciting.
By Maggie Stiefvater
(2014)
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Survivors: Stranded, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Plenty of peril in fun final book of Survivor host's series.
By Jeff Probst, Chris Tebbetts
(2013)
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National Geographic Education Website Poster Image
age 8+
Rich resource preps kids to be conscientious citizens.
URL: https://www.nationalgeographic.org/education/
(2013)
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Zoo Tycoon Game Poster Image
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age 10+
Fantastic animal and business simulation, fun for all ages.
Platforms: Xbox 360, Xbox One
(2013)
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The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds Game Poster Image
age 10+
Magical "old school" adventure has heady puzzles and combat.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2013)
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PAC-MAN and the Ghostly Adventures Game Poster Image
age 10+
Mediocre action platformer tied to the animated show.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii U, PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360
(2013)
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The Grimm Conclusion Book Poster Image
age 10+
Grisly, dark fairy tale has heartwarming and funny moments.
By Adam Gidwitz
(2013)
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Dr. Chris Pet Vet TV Poster Image
age 8+
Aussie doc patches up animals in average reality series.
Network: CBS
(2013)
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Scribblenauts Unmasked - A DC Comics Adventure Game Poster Image
age 10+
Imaginative puzzling fuses with comic book characters.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo Wii U, Windows
(2013)
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Rayman Legends Game Poster Image
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age 10+
Delightful, frantic side-scroller with cartoony violence.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii U, PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita, Windows, Xbox 360
(2013)
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The Enchantress Returns: The Land of Stories, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Adventure, sweetness, peril, some loss in fairy tale sequel.
By Chris Colfer
(2013)
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Belly Up: FunJungle, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Action-packed zoo mystery has gross and graphic parts.
By Stuart Gibbs
(2011)
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