All Reviews

Don Quixote Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Art and emotion both lost in retelling of classic.
By Martin Jenkins
(2009)
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Help Wanted Game Poster Image
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age 10+
Weird and witty minigame compilation with some iffy humor.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii
(2009)
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Pirates Vs. Ninjas Dodgeball Game Poster Image
age 10+
Agressive, knockout dodgeball with zany characters falters.
Platforms: Xbox 360, Nintendo Wii
(2009)
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101-in-1 Explosive Megamix Game Poster Image
age 10+
A big collection of varied but uninspired short minigames.
Platforms: Nintendo DS
(2009)
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The Last Olympian: Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book 5 Book Poster Image
age 10+
Fantasy series' excellent conclusion ups the violence.
By Rick Riordan
(2009)
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Patapon 2 Game Poster Image
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age 10+
Rhythm/strategy sequel is as fun, quirky as the original.
Platforms: PSP
(2009)
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Magician's Quest Mysterious Times Game Poster Image
age 10+
Real time used in wizard sim; shows consequences of gossip.
Platforms: Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi
(2009)
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Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian Game Poster Image
age 10+
Movie-based game short in length but long on charm.
Platforms: Xbox 360, Nintendo Wii, Nintendo DS, Windows
(2009)
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Klonoa Game Poster Image
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age 10+
Short remake of classic platformer with some mild violence.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii
(2009)
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Plants vs. Zombies Game Poster Image
age 10+
Campy, silly zombie romp has plants saving the day.
Platforms: Windows, Xbox 360
(2009)
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The Mythology Handbook: A Course in Ancient Greek Myths Book Poster Image
age 10+
Lavish handbook introduces Greek characters and myths.
By Lady Hestia Evans, Dugald A. Steer, Clint Twist
(2009)
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Free Realms Game Poster Image
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age 10+
Beautiful MMORPG lets kids have fun safely.
Platforms: Windows, Mac
(2009)
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Legally Blondes Movie Poster Image
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age 10+
Silly and unrealistic, but fun for tweens.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2009)
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Upper Deck U Website Poster Image
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age 10+
Sports world requires trading cards and cash to access fun.
URL: http://www.upperdeck.com/
(2009)
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Plan It Green Game Poster Image
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age 10+
Fun, simple, green-themed building simulation game.
Platforms: Windows
(2009)
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Life After People: The Series TV Poster Image
age 10+
Nature reclaims the planet in sometimes unsettling series.
Network: History
(2009)
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Pitchmen TV Poster Image
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age 10+
Secrets of the infomercial exposed; OK for older kids.
Network: Discovery Channel
(2009)
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Doing Da Vinci TV Poster Image
age 10+
Inventor's drawings come to life in engaging edu series.
Network: Discovery Channel
(2009)
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Freaky Creatures Game Poster Image
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age 10+
Friendly duels with freaky-looking customizable creatures.
Platforms: Windows, Mac
(2009)
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The Mostly True Adventures of Homer P. Figg Book Poster Image
age 10+
Sometimes funny Civil War tall tale reveals horrors of war.
By Rodman Philbrick
(2009)
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