Book Reviews

The Man in the Moon: The Guardians of Childhood Book Poster Image
age 4+
Adventures of young Man in the Moon a perfect bedtime read.
By William Joyce
(2011)
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Wonderstruck Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Inventive story of runaways in New York, 50 years apart.
By Brian Selznick
(2011)
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Hugo Movie Poster Image
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age 8+
Spectacular book adaptation is great for tweens and up.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2011)
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Little Goblins Ten Book Poster Image
age 4+
Spooky update of classic nursery rhyme fun for Halloween.
By Pamela Jane
(2011)
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Glitch Game Poster Image
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age 14+
Fascinating, funky MMO creates topsy-turvy world; open chat.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2011)
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Secrets at Sea Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Great story, characters make mouse journey instant classic.
By Richard Peck
(2011)
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The Scorpio Races Book Poster Image
age 13+
Bloodthirsty horses star in thrilling coming-of-age tale.
By Maggie Stiefvater
(2011)
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Breadcrumbs Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Brilliant tale of girl's enchanted-woods search for friend.
By Anne Ursu
(2011)
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Drawn: Dark Flight HD App Poster Image
age 10+
Adventure's puzzles will challenge, scenery will enchant.
Devices: iPad
(2011)
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Skylanders Spyro's Adventure Game Poster Image
age 8+
Toy figurines become characters in exciting action game.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo Wii, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360
(2011)
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The Infernals Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Devilish comic adventure in hell mixes physics, philosophy.
By John Connolly
(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 Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Game Poster Image
age 15+
Vast and violent RPG filled with moral choice and ambiguity.
Platforms: PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360
(2011)
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SpinTrip App Poster Image
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age 8+
Challenging yet forgiving platformer with positive message.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2011)
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Down the Mysterly River Book Poster Image
age 12+
Clever fantasy adventure a great choice for middle graders.
By Bill Willingham
(2011)
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LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5-7 Game Poster Image
age 10+
Darker story is lightened by humor and fun exploration.
Platforms: Nintendo DS, Nintendo Wii, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360
(2011)
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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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Aquaria App Poster Image
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age 11+
Stunning undersea adventure is about character development.
Devices: iPad
(2011)
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Pixie Hollow Games Movie Poster Image
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age 4+
Beautifully animated "fairy" tale teaches about teamwork.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2013)
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The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword Game Poster Image
age 10+
Beloved series delivers cleverly crafted adventure.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii
(2011)
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