All Reviews

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age 10+
 
Would-be princesses show grit, wisdom in empowering tale.
By Shannon Hale
(2006)
age 10+
 
Fantastic, but kids are older, themes are darker.
On DVD/Streaming
(2004)
age 10+
 
Superb stories by top authors spring from surreal images.
By Chris Van Allsburg
(2011)
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SSX
age 10+
 
Extraordinarily fun, over-the-top snowboarding adventure.
Platforms: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3
(2012)
age 10+
 
LEARNING
Fab mystery lets you explore ancient Egyptian ruins.
Platforms: Windows, Mac
(2012)
age 10+
 
Gripping adventure of intrepid siblings in steampunk world.
By S.S. Taylor
(2012)
age 10+
 
Fractured fairy tale is clever, touching, and violent.
By Adam Gidwitz
(2012)
age 10+
 
Tory and friends fight serial killer in thrilling sequel.
By Brendan Reichs, Kathy Reichs
(2013)
age 10+
 
Terrific tale of misfit taking bold step to remake his life.
By Tim Federle
(2013)
age 10+
 
Gripping, inspiring wilderness-survival adventure.
By Jean Craighead George
(1959)
age 10+
 
Unusual, compelling tale sends girl, readers on grand quest.
By Catherynne M. Valente
(2011)
age 10+
 
September heads for underworld in stunning Fairyland sequel.
By Catherynne M. Valente
(2012)
age 10+
 
Fast-paced tale of a boy with hypnotic eyes and evil mentor.
By Gordon Korman
(2013)
csm_book
age 10+
 
Gorgeous tale of friendship between colonist and Indian.
By Susan Cooper
(2013)
age 10+
 
Thrilling fantasy blends Dickensian charm, great suspense.
By Catherine Jinks
(2013)
age 10+
 
LEARNING
Fab remake of classic game shines on Wii U.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii U
(2013)
csm_book
age 10+
 
Live-wire adventure offers something new for comics fans.
By Paul Pope
(2013)
age 10+
 
Magical animal-afterlife adventures of a girl and her mouse.
By Tone Almhiell
(2013)
age 10+
 
LEARNING
Magical "old school" adventure has heady puzzles and combat.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2013)
csm_book
age 10+
 
Girl tangles with magical objects in suspenseful fantasy.
By Polly Shulman
(2010)

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