All Reviews

Empires & Puzzles: RPG Quest App Poster Image
age 11+
Fun match-3 game, but some adventure features fall flat.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2018)
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Bilal: A New Breed of Hero Movie Poster Image
age 11+
Powerful but violent story of slave's battle for freedom.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2018)
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Grenade Book Poster Image
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age 11+
Tense, gripping WWII drama has powerful cost-of-war message.
By Alan Gratz
(2018)
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The House with a Clock in Its Walls Movie Poster Image
age 11+
Eli Roth's aged-down spookfest has jump-worthy scenes.
In Theaters Now
(Release Year: 2018)
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Al Capone Throws Me a Curve: A Tale from Alcatraz, Book 4 Book Poster Image
age 11+
Riveting prison drama returns with focus on family, freedom.
By Gennifer Choldenko
(2018)
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Dolores Movie Poster Image
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age 11+
Activist combats racism, sexism, and powerful enemies.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2017)
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March Forward Girl: From Young Warrior to Little Rock Nine Book Poster Image
age 11+
Must-read memoir of a childhood in the segregated South.
By Melba Pattillo Beals
(2018)
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Sid Meier's Civilization VI App Poster Image
age 11+
Steep price, but adaptation of PC classic is incredible.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2018)
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Victoria and Abdul Movie Poster Image
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age 11+
Dench is fabulous in fascinating but underdeveloped story.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2017)
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The Breadwinner, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 11+
Harsh but hopeful story about brave girl defying Taliban.
By Deborah Ellis
(2017)
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Out from Boneville: Bone, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 11+
Now-classic comics saga gets off to a rousing start.
By Jeff Smith
(2005)
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The Empty Grave: Lockwood & Co., Book 5 Book Poster Image
age 11+
Rousing finale to scary ghost series sure to satisfy fans.
By Jonathan Stroud
(2017)
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The Secret of Danger Point: Surfside Girls, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 11+
Sunny summer mystery has a touch of the supernatural.
By Kim Dwinell
(2017)
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Refugee Book Poster Image
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age 11+
Harrowing page-turner sheds light on child refugees.
By Alan Gratz
(2017)
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The Last Spell: The Thickety, Book 4 Book Poster Image
age 11+
Thrilling conclusion to teen witch saga ends in epic battle.
By J.A. White
(2017)
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Kingdom Hearts 1.5 + 2.5 Remix Game Poster Image
age 11+
Hearty collection of remastered series adventures.
Platforms: PlayStation 4
(2017)
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Beauty and the Beast: Lost in a Book Book Poster Image
age 11+
Belle gets lured into book in dark but enchanting spin-off.
By Jennifer Donnelly
(2017)
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Alex & Eliza:  A Love Story Book Poster Image
age 11+
Fun imagined tale of Alexander Hamilton's sweet romance.
By Melissa de la Cruz
(2017)
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Well of Witches: The Thickety, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 11+
Strong empathy messages in exciting, scary teen witch tale.
By J.A. White
(2017)
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50 States - Best Educational Game App Poster Image
age 11+
Decent geography game roadblocked by ads.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2017)
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