All Reviews

Oceanhorn: Monster of Uncharted Seas Game Poster Image
age 10+
Unoriginal but still fun adventure is homage to Zelda games.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2016)
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Abzu Game Poster Image
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age 10+
Artistic aquatic adventure filled with mystery, wonder.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Windows
(2016)
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Song of the Deep Collector's Edition Game Poster Image
age 10+
Underwater tale with heart, depth slightly sunk by controls.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2016)
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Seven Wonders Book 5: The Legend of the Rift Book Poster Image
age 10+
Action high, character growth low in series wrap-up.
By Peter Lerangis
(2016)
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The Sword of Summer: Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 10+
Exciting Norse mythology adventure with Percy-like hero.
By Rick Riordan
(2015)
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Percy Jackson's Greek Heroes Book Poster Image
age 10+
Often tragic, often bloody stories with a fun Percy twist.
By Rick Riordan
(2015)
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The Turtle of Oman Book Poster Image
age 10+
Poetic story about boy who doesn't want to move to America.
By Naomi Shihab Nye
(2014)
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The Blood of Olympus: The Heroes of Olympus, Book 5 Book Poster Image
age 10+
Satisfying finale full of gods, giants, and fond farewells.
By Rick Riordan
(2014)
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The Expeditioners and the Secret of King Triton's Lair: The Expeditioners, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 10+
Pirates, eels, and intrigue in exciting steampunk sequel.
By S.S. Taylor
(2014)
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Island of Legends: The Unwanteds, Book 4 Book Poster Image
age 10+
Moral dilemmas abound in thrilling, imaginative sequel.
By Lisa McMann
(2014)
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Nancy Drew: The Shattered Medallion Game Poster Image
age 10+
Confusing, dull adventure wastes sleuth's detective skills.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2014)
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Scribblenauts Unmasked - A DC Comics Adventure Game Poster Image
age 10+
Imaginative puzzling fuses with comic book characters.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii U, Nintendo 3DS, Windows
(2013)
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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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The Mark of Athena: The Heroes of Olympus, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 10+
Seven demigods in one sweet ride are off to save Rome.
By Rick Riordan
(2012)
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Off the Hook: Extreme Catches TV Poster Image
age 10+
Enthusiastic host may lure tweens, but expect swearing.
Network: Animal Planet
(2010)
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Fish Tank Kings TV Poster Image
age 10+
Occasional arguments and vocab heat up aquarium reality.
Network: NatGeoWild
(2012)
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Beneath the Blue Movie Poster Image
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age 10+
Fact-based dolphin tale has some tense moments.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2010)
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Fishtales Movie Poster Image
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age 10+
Tween-friendly but mediocre mermaid tale sinks.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2008)
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Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea Movie Poster Image
age 10+
Campy sci-fi undersea adventure features mild peril.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1961)
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Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home Movie Poster Image
age 10+
Buoyant, farcical time-travel Enterprise escapade.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1986)
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