App Reviews

Ready Player One Book Poster Image
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age 15+
Exciting, funny, futuristic thriller about online games.
By Ernest Cline
(2011)
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Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl Book Poster Image
age 11+
Inspiring wartime journal reveals teen's inner life.
By Anne Frank
(1947)
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Batman: Arkham City Game Poster Image
age 15+
While dark and violent, this superhero game is intriguing.
Platforms: PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360
(2011)
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Scribblenauts Remix App Poster Image
age 11+
Vocabulary-building word puzzle game shines on iOS.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire, Windows app
(2011)
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Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception Game Poster Image
age 15+
Exciting Indiana Jones-like action with lots of violence.
Platforms: PlayStation 3
(2011)
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The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Game Poster Image
age 15+
Vast and violent RPG filled with moral choice and ambiguity.
Platforms: PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360
(2011)
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Gone Home Game Poster Image
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age 15+
Terrific narrative game tackles tough teen identity issues.
Platforms: Linux, Mac, Windows
(2013)
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Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection Game Poster Image
age 15+
Hilarious action games with frequent firefights, some blood.
Platforms: PlayStation 4
(2015)
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Arrival Movie Poster Image
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age 11+
Great, deeply thoughtful, compassionate sci-fi tale.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2016)
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Injustice 2 Game Poster Image
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age 15+
Great, deep DC comic brawler avoids sequel Kryponite.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(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 Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Switch Game Poster Image
age 15+
Skyrim's move to Switch brings huge adventure on the go.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch
(2017)
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Skellig Book Poster Image
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age 11+
This gorgeously weird novel captivates readers.
By David Almond
(1998)
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SimCity 4 Game Poster Image
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age 11+
City building sim offers great entertainment & education.
Platforms: Windows
(2003)
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Schindler's List Movie Poster Image
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age 15+
Accurate, heartbreaking masterpiece about the Holocaust.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1993)
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Slaughterhouse-Five Book Poster Image
age 15+
Vonnegut's time-travel classic makes strong anti-war case.
By Kurt Vonnegut
(1969)
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Spider-Man 2 Movie Poster Image
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age 11+
A popcorn pleasure with heart, soul, and insight.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2004)
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Sense and Sensibility Movie Poster Image
age 11+
A lush and witty adaptation of Jane Austen's novel.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1995)
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Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince Book Poster Image
age 11+
Powerful penultimate book mines Voldemort's past.
By J. K. Rowling
(2005)
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The Graduate Movie Poster Image
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age 15+
Influential coming-of-age sex comedy has mature themes.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1967)
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