All Reviews

The River Between Us Book Poster Image
age 11+
Civil War realism for young readers.
By Richard Peck
(2003)
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One Crazy Summer Book Poster Image
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age 11+
A gem, with strong girl characters, '60s black history.
By Rita Williams-Garcia
(2010)
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The Bridge on the River Kwai Movie Poster Image
age 11+
Epic of WWII honor and sacrifice gone haywire.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1957)
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Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark Movie Poster Image
age 11+
Indy's first adventure is a rip-roaring action masterpiece.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1981)
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Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade Movie Poster Image
age 11+
Thrilling third Indy actioner focuses on hunt for grail.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1989)
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Monkey Tales: The Valley of the Jackal Game Poster Image
age 11+
Exciting adventure that incorporates 6th grade math.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2011)
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Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning Game Poster Image
age 18+
Bloody but magically remarkable RPG for mature gamers.
Platforms: PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360
(2012)
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Mass Effect 3 Game Poster Image
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age 18+
Exciting sci-fi adventure with gore, sex, and profanity.
Platforms: PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360
(2012)
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Sid Meier's Civilization V: Gods & Kings Game Poster Image
age 11+
Fab expansion to historical sim adds religion to the mix.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2012)
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Walking Dead: The Game App Poster Image
age 18+
Gory zombie game forces you to make tough moral decisions.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2012)
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Splendors and Glooms Book Poster Image
age 11+
Dark, magical, Dickensian page-turner for tweens.
By Laura Amy Schlitz
(2012)
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Assassin's Creed III Game Poster Image
age 18+
Bloody Revolutionary War adventure best for mature gamers.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii U, PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360
(2012)
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The Walking Dead: Season One Game Poster Image
age 18+
Extremely violent, profanity-filled zombie adventure.
Platforms: PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360
(2012)
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The Last of Us Game Poster Image
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age 18+
Exceptional storytelling, but lots of violence, profanity.
Platforms: PlayStation 3
(2013)
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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 Binding of Isaac: Rebirth Game Poster Image
age 18+
Bloody dungeon crawler pits abused boy against crazed mom.
Platforms: PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, Windows
(2014)
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Halo: The Master Chief Collection Game Poster Image
age 18+
Violent sci-fi "greatest hits" bundle loaded with features.
Platforms: Xbox One
(2014)
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Dragon Age: Inquisition Game Poster Image
age 18+
Epic fantasy RPG has sex, language, and bloody battles.
Platforms: PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox 360, Xbox One
(2014)
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The Port Chicago 50: Disaster, Mutiny, and the Fight for Civil Rights Book Poster Image
age 11+
Little-known disaster gets overdue, in-depth treatment.
By Steve Sheinkin
(2014)
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The Red Pencil Book Poster Image
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age 11+
Moving verse tale of girl's experience in Darfur genocide.
By Andrea Davis Pinkney
(2014)
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