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Warhammer: Arcane Magic Game Poster Image
age 11+
Not-so-magical combat card game is all show, no substance.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2016)
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Blood Alloy: Reborn Game Poster Image
age 11+
Action-heavy sci-fi game feels incomplete at best.
Platforms: Mac, Nintendo Wii U, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, Windows, Xbox One
(2016)
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Girl Online Book Poster Image
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age 11+
Overlooks online safety, but tweens will swoon for romance.
By Zoe Sugg
(2014)
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Crashlands App Poster Image
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age 11+
Enormous crafting RPG with goofy humor and cartoon violence.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Mac, Android, Windows app
(2016)
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Fortified Game Poster Image
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age 11+
Alien sci-fi strategy game suffers from repetitive gameplay.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2016)
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LEGO Marvel's Avengers Game Poster Image
age 11+
Earth's Mightiest Heroes assemble for fun action game.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo Wii U, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, Windows, Xbox 360, Xbox One
(2016)
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Bravest Warriors TV Poster Image
age 11+
Goofy heroes time-travel, hilarity ensues in tween series.
Network: Cartoon Hangover, YouTube
(2012)
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Warren the 13th and the All-Seeing Eye Book Poster Image
age 11+
Illustrated witchy, monstery tale offers goofy/creepy fun.
By Tania Del Rio
(2015)
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The Tournament at Gorlan: Ranger's Apprentice: The Early Years, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 11+
Slow start to prequel series with stalwart characters.
By John Flanagan
(2015)
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The Shepherd's Crown: Tiffany Aching Adventures, Book 5 Book Poster Image
age 11+
Final Discworld novel hits the mark with rich fantasy.
By Terry Pratchett
(2015)
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Calvino Noir Game Poster Image
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age 11+
Atmospheric film noir ruined by characters, iffy controls.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2015)
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Trine 3: The Artifacts of Power Game Poster Image
age 11+
Short, enjoyable journey of heroes grudgingly fighting evil.
Platforms: Mac, PlayStation 4, Windows
(2015)
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Monkey King: Hero Is Back Movie Poster Image
age 11+
Exciting animated tale has martial arts action, potty humor.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2015)
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The Legend of Longwood Movie Poster Image
age 11+
Mythical horse adventure has some peril, spooky scenes.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2015)
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Wish You Well Movie Poster Image
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age 11+
Well-shot, moving drama uplifting but has lots of tragedy.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2015)
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Project Root Game Poster Image
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age 11+
Addictive but slightly flawed arcade shooter.
Platforms: PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, Xbox One
(2015)
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Terraria App Poster Image
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age 11+
Well-done Minecraft-like game, with action twist.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire
(2015)
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The Whispering Trees: The Thickety, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 11+
Creepy sequel has violent clashes, ethical dilemmas.
By J.A. White
(2015)
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Echo Book Poster Image
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age 11+
Tales of injustice masterfully blend with a dash of magic.
By Pam Munoz Ryan
(2015)
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Tarzan of the Apes Book Poster Image
age 11+
Original ape-man tale more violent, racist than the films.
By Edgar Rice Burroughs
(1912)
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