Game Reviews

Middle School Confidential 3: What's Up with My Family? App Poster Image
age 11+
Great graphic novel helps tweens love the family they have.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2014)
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"Shouldn't You Be in School?": All the Wrong Questions, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Snicket trails an arsonist in compelling installment.
By Lemony Snicket
(2014)
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The Roosevelts: An Intimate History Movie Poster Image
age 11+
Lots of historical detail in evenhanded, traditional docu.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2014)
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The Specials TV Poster Image
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age 9+
Webby-winning reality show encourages respect for diversity.
Network: OWN
(2014)
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Emperor Pickletine Rides the Bus: Origami Yoda, Book 6 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Field-trip mayhem in smart, satisfying end to clever series.
By Tom Angleberger
(2014)
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In the Name of God Movie Poster Image
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age 11+
Faith-based messages instruct more than entertain.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2013)
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A Horse Called Hero Book Poster Image
age 9+
Exciting, moving WWII tale a gem; not only for horse lovers.
By Sam Angus
(2014)
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Eddie Red Undercover: Mystery on Museum Mile Book Poster Image
age 9+
Boy sketch artist helps catch art thieves in zippy mystery.
By Marcia Wells
(2014)
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The Thickety: A Path Begins Book Poster Image
age 11+
Thrilling, brilliant witch tale is vividly violent, scary.
By J.A. White
(2014)
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The Luck Uglies Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Strong heroine faces monsters and mayhem in fun fantasy.
By Paul Durham
(2014)
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Game Over, Pete Watson Book Poster Image
age 9+
Sci-fi/spy adventure delivers a fast-paced, if silly, plot.
By Joe Schreiber
(2014)
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File Under: 13 Suspicious Incidents Book Poster Image
age 9+
Fun, clever mini-mysteries let readers play detective.
By Lemony Snicket
(2014)
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The Crossover Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Soaring, poignant, novel in verse hits all the right spots.
By Kwame Alexander
(2014)
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Professor Layton and the Azran Legacy Game Poster Image
age 11+
Fun puzzler with challenging conundrums, super role models.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2014)
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Wildwood Imperium: The Wildwood Chronicles, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Satisfying end to highly original, whimsical fantasy.
By Colin Meloy
(2014)
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Inequality for All Movie Poster Image
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age 11+
Engaging economics docu encourages equality, activism.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2013)
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Linsanity Movie Poster Image
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age 9+
Thoughtful sports docu will inspire young basketball fans.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2014)
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A Long Walk to Water Book Poster Image
age 11+
Touching take on Lost Boys of Sudan, based on true story.
By Linda Sue Park
(2010)
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The Great Trouble: A Mystery of London, the Blue Death, and a Boy Called Eel Book Poster Image
age 9+
Lively novel of London cholera epidemic through kid's eyes.
By Deborah Hopkinson
(2013)
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Nick and Tesla's High-Voltage Danger Lab: A Mystery with Electromagnets, Burglar Alarms, and Other Gadgets You Can Build Yourself: Nick and Tesla, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Kids fight crime with science in edutaining mystery.
By Science Bob Pflugfelder, Steve Hockensmith
(2013)
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