App Reviews

Theodore Boone: The Abduction Book Poster Image
age 12+
More mature themes in second entry of popular series.
By John Grisham
(2011)
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Pudding Panic App Poster Image
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age 12+
Cute but challenging puzzler with scary haunted house theme.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2011)
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Dynasty Warriors: Gundam 3 Game Poster Image
age 12+
Fantasy fighting game with frequent but non-bloody combat.
Platforms: PlayStation 3, Xbox 360
(2011)
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Specials: Uglies Quartet, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 12+
Popular sci-fi series bounces back with action, depth.
By Scott Westerfeld
(2006)
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Tower Defense: Lost Earth App Poster Image
age 12+
Well-done strategy game about defending your base.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2011)
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Sullivan's Travels Movie Poster Image
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age 12+
Brainy Hollywood classic about importance of comedy.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1941)
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The Summer I Learned to Fly Book Poster Image
age 12+
Touching coming-of-age story with some mature themes.
By Dana Reinhardt
(2011)
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Take the Money and Run TV Poster Image
age 12+
Crime/game show hybrid has mixed messages, iffy language.
Network: ABC
(2011)
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War Grimoire HD App Poster Image
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age 12+
Challenging tower defense game best for older kids.
Devices: iPad
(2011)
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Extras: Uglies Quartet, Book 4 Book Poster Image
age 12+
A great way to discuss fame and tech obsessions with teens.
By Scott Westerfeld
(2007)
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Life in a Day Movie Poster Image
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age 12+
Insightful docu features thousands of YouTube clips.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2011)
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Anomaly Warzone Earth HD App Poster Image
age 12+
Clever twist on tower defense genre; violent, but no blood.
Devices: iPad, Android, Kindle Fire
(2011)
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Goliath: Leviathan Trilogy, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 12+
High-flying end to smart, inventive sci-fi series.
By Scott Westerfeld
(2011)
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Last Man Standing TV Poster Image
age 12+
Sitcom mixes family-friendly themes with stereotypes.
Network: Fox, Syndicated
(2011)
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Time Riders Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Time-traveling thriller puts three teens in NYC on 9/11.
By Alex Scarrow
(2010)
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Dark Matters: Twisted but True TV Poster Image
age 12+
Spooky science-based series explains and debunks.
Network: SCIENCE
(2011)
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City of Orphans Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Newsboy and street urchin solve a mystery in 1893 New York.
By Avi
(2011)
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Saved TV Poster Image
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age 12+
Animals help humans cope in poignant, mature tales.
Network: Animal Planet
(2006)
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The Substitute TV Poster Image
age 12+
High school game show mixes education and entertainment.
Network: MTV
(2011)
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We Bought a Zoo Movie Poster Image
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age 12+
Family film tackles grief with humor and deep empathy.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2011)
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