All Reviews

The Orchestra App Poster Image
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age 10+
Stellar videos, interactive features make beautiful music.
Devices: iPad
(2015)
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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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The Forgotten Sisters: Princess Academy, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 10+
Thrilling series conclusion spotlights value of education.
By Shannon Hale
(2015)
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How It Went Down Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Haunting look at killing of unarmed African-American teen.
By Kekla Magoon
(2014)
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Fish in a Tree Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Big-hearted book about overcoming dyslexia inspires.
By Lynda Mullaly Hunt
(2015)
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The Boy Who Lost Fairyland Book Poster Image
age 10+
Changelings return to Fairyland in twist to dazzling series.
By Catherynne M. Valente
(2015)
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Wish Girl Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Magical, heartrending story of loss, change, and hope.
By Nikki Loftin
(2015)
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Amelia's Middle-School Graduation Yearbook Book Poster Image
age 10+
Fun illustrated "journal" explores early teen anxieties.
By Marissa Moss
(2015)
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Murder Is Bad Manners Book Poster Image
age 10+
Clever writing, characters shine in boarding-school mystery.
By Robin Stevens
(2015)
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The Curious World of Calpurnia Tate Book Poster Image
age 10+
Callie gets into science and scrapes in strong sequel.
By Jacqueline Kelly
(2015)
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N++ Game Poster Image
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age 10+
Challenging, minimalist platformer with stylized violence.
Platforms: PlayStation 4
(2015)
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The Westing Game Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Would-be heirs compete for a fortune in classic mystery.
By Ellen Raskin
(1978)
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King's Quest Game Poster Image
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age 10+
Funny, surprising adventure with beautiful graphics.
Platforms: Windows
(2015)
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LBX: Little Battlers eXperience Game Poster Image
age 10+
Pocket-size bots pack a powerful, and personal, punch.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(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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Disney Infinity: Star Wars Starter Pack (3.0 Edition) Game Poster Image
age 10+
Third take on creative/adventure title shines bright.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii U, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One
(2015)
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Forza Motorsport 6 Game Poster Image
age 10+
Exciting, deep racer has lots of fun, loads of advertising.
Platforms: Xbox One
(2015)
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The Sleeper and the Spindle Book Poster Image
age 10+
Sly combo of two fairy tales makes for literary magic.
By Neil Gaiman
(2015)
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The Blackthorn Key Book Poster Image
age 10+
Puzzles, explosions in thrilling 1600s mystery adventure.
By Kevin Sands
(2015)
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Skylanders SuperChargers Game Poster Image
age 10+
Fun (and expensive) fantasy action game with cartoon combat.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii U, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One
(2015)
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