Game Reviews

The Shadow Arts: Monstrous Devices, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Teen and his grandpa battle forces of evil in exciting romp.
By Damien Love
(2020)
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Mañanaland Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Tween rescues refugees in moving magical realism tale.
By Pam Munoz Ryan
(2020)
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Going Down Home with Daddy Book Poster Image
age 6+
Beautiful book about a very special family reunion.
By Kelly Starling Lyons
(2020)
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Polly Pocket TV Poster Image
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age 6+
Toy-based show has smart girls, adventure.
Network: Universal Kids, Discovery Family Channel
(2018)
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Leo da Vinci: Mission Mona Lisa Movie Poster Image
age 6+
Inventor adventure celebrates STEM pursuits; some peril.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2019)
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Muslim Girls Rise: Inspirational Champions of Our Time Book Poster Image
age 6+
Lively bios of remarkable Muslim women inspire, entertain.
By Saira Mir
(2019)
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Minecraft Earth App Poster Image
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age 9+
Minecraft adventuring and creation come to the real world.
Devices: iPhone, iPad, Android
(2019)
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The Secrets of Winterhouse: Winterhouse, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Return visit has more puzzles and the same spooky vibe.
By Ben Guterson
(2018)
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Archimancy: Shadow School, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Heart, suspense abound in spooky middle school ghost story.
By J.A. White
(2019)
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The Mysterious Benedict Society and the Riddle of Ages Book Poster Image
age 9+
Kid geniuses are grown up in exciting 4th mystery-adventure.
By Trenton Lee Stewart
(2019)
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Merge Magic App Poster Image
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age 9+
Initially clever but ultimately boring puzzle-ish game.
Devices: iPhone, iPad, Android
(2019)
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Pavi Sharma's Guide to Going Home Book Poster Image
age 9+
Wry story of foster kids looks at tough and tender truths.
By Bridget Farr
(2019)
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The World Ends in April Book Poster Image
age 9+
Madcap tween drama focuses on impending doomsday.
By Stacy McAnulty
(2019)
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The Hunt for the Mad Wolf's Daughter Book Poster Image
age 9+
Exciting, history-steeped sequel has heart, great heroine.
By Diane Magras
(2019)
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Changeling: The Oddmire, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Delightfully scary, funny, magical series start.
By William Ritter
(2019)
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The Beasts of Grimheart: Longburrow, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Brave rabbits, allies battle monsters in thrilling episode.
By Kieran Larwood
(2019)
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Dragon Quest Builders 2 Game Poster Image
age 9+
Terrific building game with positive messages and teamwork.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4
(2019)
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Storm Boy Movie Poster Image
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age 9+
Expect hunting violence in tear-jerking ecological tale.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2019)
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Okko's Inn Movie Poster Image
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age 9+
Anime ghost story rich with Japanese culture, grief.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2019)
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All the Greys on Greene Street Book Poster Image
age 9+
Girl copes with mom's depression in colorful '80s mystery.
By Laura Tucker
(2019)
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