All Reviews

Island of the Blue Dolphins Book Poster Image
age 10+
Smart girl learns to survive alone in compelling adventure.
By Scott O'Dell
(1960)
Princess Academy Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Would-be princesses show grit, wisdom in empowering tale.
By Shannon Hale
(2006)
Zatch Bell! TV Poster Image
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age 10+
Demons + kids = violent and scary for youngsters.
Network: Cartoon Network
(2005)
A World Without Heroes: Beyonders, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 10+
Overly long start to fantasy series is heavy on violence.
By Brandon Mull
(2011)
Small Acts of Amazing Courage Book Poster Image
age 10+
Feisty heroine provides eye-opening look at colonial India.
By Gloria Whelan
(2011)
Dragon Ball Z Kai TV Poster Image
age 10+
Remake of popular anime series is still very violent.
Network: Nicktoons
(2010)
The Unwanteds, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 10+
Magical fantasy has peril, battles, positive messages.
By Lisa McMann
(2011)
The Son of Neptune: The Heroes of Olympus, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 10+
Percy is back! And on a quest with Roman demigods.
By Rick Riordan
(2011)
The Chronicles of Harris Burdick Book Poster Image
age 10+
Superb stories by top authors spring from surreal images.
By Chris Van Allsburg
(2011)
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: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Nintendo Wii, Nintendo 3DS, Windows
(2011)
Doctor Lautrec and the Forgotten Knights Game Poster Image
age 10+
Puzzler similar to Professor Layton but with mild combat.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2011)
The Cabinet of Earths Book Poster Image
age 10+
American kids find magical, creepy adventure in Paris.
By Anne Nesbet
(2012)
Robbie Forester and the Outlaws of Sherwood St. Book Poster Image
age 10+
Superpowered kids have exciting crime-fighting adventure.
By Peter Abrahams
(2012)
SSX Game Poster Image
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age 10+
Extraordinarily fun, over-the-top snowboarding adventure.
Platforms: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3
(2012)
Kid Icarus: Uprising Game Poster Image
age 10+
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Frenetic action with constant but mild fantasy violence.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2012)
The False Prince: The Ascendance Trilogy, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 10+
Page-turning adventure of false identity and intrigue.
By Jennifer A. Nielsen
(2012)
Seeds of Rebellion: Beyonders, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 10+
Fun for fans of the first, but still overlong, violent.
By Brandon Mull
(2012)
The Search for WondLa Book Poster Image
age 10+
Artwork, great heroine elevate futuristic fantasy.
By Tony DiTerlizzi
(2010)
The Serpent's Shadow: The Kane Chronicles, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 10+
More end-of-times excitement with a heavy dose of humor.
By Rick Riordan
(2012)
Nancy Drew: Tomb of the Lost Queen Game Poster Image
age 10+
LEARNING
Fab mystery lets you explore ancient Egyptian ruins.
Platforms: Windows, Mac
(2012)

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