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Island of the Blue Dolphins Book Poster Image
age 10+
Smart girl learns to survive alone in compelling adventure.
By Scott O'Dell
(1960)
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The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn -- The Game Game Poster Image
age 10+
Simple movie game with likable hero, cartoonish violence.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo Wii, PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360
(2011)
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Back in Time App Poster Image
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age 10+
Gorgeous textbook of 44 major events has universal appeal.
Devices: iPad
(2012)
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SSX
age 10+
Extraordinarily fun, over-the-top snowboarding adventure.
Platforms: PlayStation 3, Xbox 360
(2012)
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iLearn Solar System HD: Making Science Fun App Poster Image
age 10+
Grammar errors, unintuitive interface make space app a dud.
Devices: iPad
(2012)
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Crush 3D Game Poster Image
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age 10+
Unusual puzzler cleverly uses perspective, but it's hard.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2012)
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Pottermore Website Poster Image
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age 10+
More info than interactivity, but Potterheads will love it.
URL: http://www.pottermore.com
(2012)
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Nancy Drew: Tomb of the Lost Queen Game Poster Image
age 10+
Fab mystery lets you explore ancient Egyptian ruins.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2012)
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WolfQuest Game Poster Image
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age 10+
Start your own wolf pack in this realistic adventure.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2007)
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Splice Game Poster Image
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age 10+
Fun but tricky puzzler provides players little guidance.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2012)
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George and the Big Bang Book Poster Image
age 10+
Odd mix of cartoony space exploits and cutting-edge science.
By Lucy Hawking, Stephen Hawking
(2012)
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Nancy Drew: The Deadly Device Game Poster Image
age 10+
Exciting mystery teaches about physics and electricity.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2012)
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Disney Epic Mickey: Power of Illusion Game Poster Image
age 10+
Clever cartoon platformer has some tedious elements.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2012)
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Science Buddies Website Poster Image
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age 10+
A bevy of science projects tailored to your kid's interests.
URL: http://www.sciencebuddies.org/
(2013)
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Engineer Girl Website Poster Image
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age 10+
Excellent resource for budding engineers.
URL: http://www.engineergirl.org/
(2012)
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MapMaster - Geography game App Poster Image
age 10+
Speedy, addicting gameplay builds basic geography knowledge.
Devices: Android, Kindle Fire
(2013)
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Sky Map App Poster Image
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age 10+
Excellent tool encourages appreciation of the universe.
Devices: Android, Windows app
(2013)
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SimCity Game Poster Image
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age 10+
Exciting but technically flawed city-building simulation.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2013)
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My Side of the Mountain Book Poster Image
age 10+
Gripping, inspiring wilderness-survival adventure.
By Jean Craighead George
(1959)
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Project Noah Website Poster Image
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age 10+
Online community encourages citizen science; watch privacy.
URL: https://www.projectnoah.org/
(2013)
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