Game Reviews

Roundguard Game Poster Image
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age 8+
Clever pinball-esque puzzler has a bit of mild combat.
Platforms: Apple Arcade, Windows
(2020)
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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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Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Rescue Team DX Game Poster Image
age 8+
Spin-off remake is cute, but easy and repetitive.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch
(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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Lego Legacy: Heroes Unboxed App Poster Image
age 8+
Strategic adventure grind wrapped in Lego slapstick fun.
Devices: iPhone, iPad, Android
(2020)
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Glitch Techs TV Poster Image
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age 8+
Likable gaming-inspired show promotes diversity, teamwork.
Network: Netflix
(2020)
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Here in the Real World Book Poster Image
age 8+
Funny, relatable tale of tweens gardening in the ruins.
By Sara Pennypacker
(2020)
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Monster Chords: Fun with Music App Poster Image
age 8+
Monster confusion and ads; not a great way to learn guitar.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2020)
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Zombies 2 TV Poster Image
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age 8+
Sweet sequel promotes inclusion, challenges stereotypes.
Network: Disney Channel
(2020)
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The Treacherous Seas:  A Perilous Journey of Danger & Mayhem, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Tween heroes fight discrimination, monsters in fun sequel.
By Christopher Healy
(2019)
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Kid President: Are We There Yet? TV Poster Image
age 8+
YouTube star returns as a teen to spotlight changemakers.
Network: YouTube
(2019)
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The InBESTigators TV Poster Image
age 8+
Kid detectives solve mysteries in charming Aussie comedy.
Network: Netflix
(2019)
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Costume Quest: Heroes on Holiday TV Poster Image
age 8+
Charming holiday-themed special promotes teamwork, kindness.
Network: Amazon Prime Video
(2019)
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Little Legends: Exceptional Men in Black History Book Poster Image
age 8+
Brief biographies of notable black men inspire, educate.
By Vashti Harrison, Kwesi Johnson
(2019)
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Mighty Jack and Zita the Spacegirl Book Poster Image
age 8+
Exciting graphic novel blends two popular series.
By Ben Hatke
(2019)
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Away Movie Poster Image
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age 8+
Gorgeous, tranquil film is both peaceful and perilous.
In Theaters Now
(Release Year: 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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Ghostwriter TV Poster Image
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age 8+
Charming reboot brings book characters into kids' lives.
Network: Apple TV+
(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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Luigi's Mansion 3 Game Poster Image
age 8+
Cartoonish haunted house game has a smart, brave hero.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch
(2019)
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