All Reviews

Princess Academy Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Would-be princesses show grit, wisdom in empowering tale.
By Shannon Hale
(2006)
The Princess Bride Book Poster Image
age 10+
Fast-paced fun, but more intense than the movie.
By William Goldman
(1973)
Touch My Katamari Game Poster Image
age 10+
More sticky-ball rolling fun, but nothing new.
Platforms: PlayStation Vita
(2012)
Disney Epic Mickey: Power of Illusion Game Poster Image
age 10+
LEARNING
Clever cartoon platformer has some tedious elements.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2012)
Adventure Time: Hey Ice King! Why'd you steal our garbage?!! Game Poster Image
age 10+
LEARNING
Quirky platform adventure with tween boy humor.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo DS
(2012)
Twerp Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Poignant middle school novel has great humor and depth.
By Mark Goldblatt
(2013)
The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making Book Poster Image
age 10+
Unusual, compelling tale sends girl, readers on grand quest.
By Catherynne M. Valente
(2011)
The Girl Who Fell Beneath Fairyland and Led the Revels There Book Poster Image
age 10+
September heads for underworld in stunning Fairyland sequel.
By Catherynne M. Valente
(2012)
Disney Infinity Game Poster Image
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age 10+
LEARNING
Creative Disney adventure lets kids build own games.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo Wii U, PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360
(2013)
Scribblenauts Unmasked - A DC Comics Adventure Game Poster Image
age 10+
LEARNING
Imaginative puzzling fuses with comic book characters.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii U, Nintendo 3DS, Windows
(2013)
The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds Game Poster Image
age 10+
LEARNING
Magical "old school" adventure has heady puzzles and combat.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2013)
Child of Light Game Poster Image
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age 10+
LEARNING
Original, accessible, fun RPG stars lots of strong females.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii U, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox 360, Xbox One
(2014)
The Wide-Awake Princess, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 10+
Offbeat princess tale values girls with skills over looks.
By E.D. Baker
(2012)
Unlocking the Spell: A Tale of the Wide-Awake Princess, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 10+
Second in alt princess series sparkles with wit, girl power.
By E.D. Baker
(2013)
The Bravest Princess: A Tale of the Wide-Awake Princess, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 10+
More adventure, romance as Annie and Liam help Snow White.
By E.D. Baker
(2014)
The Emerald Shore:  The Voyage of Lucy P. Simmons, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 10+
Satisfying finale to magical adventure-girl series.
By Barbara Mariconda
(2014)
Anna Giving Birth App Poster Image
age 10+
Blatant Frozen rip-off is inappropriate for small kids.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2015)
The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask 3D Game Poster Image
age 10+
An exceptionally fun, challenging, and charming game.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2015)
Disney Infinity: Toy Box 2.0 App Poster Image
age 10+
LEARNING
Memory-grabbing creative wonderland has in-app purchases.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2015)
Palace of Stone: Princess Academy, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 10+
Exciting, complex sequel a mix of politics and compassion.
By Shannon Hale
(2012)

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