Movie Reviews

The Adventures of Tintin Movie Poster Image
age 9+
Whirlwind animated adventure is a visual treat for tweens.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2011)
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Savannah Smiles Movie Poster Image
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age 9+
Slapstick adventure sweet, but treats running away lightly.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1982)
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Temple Run App Poster Image
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age 9+
Quick reflexes needed to survive Indiana Jones-like chases.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2012)
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Royal Trouble: Hidden Adventures HD App Poster Image
age 9+
Hidden-object adventure protagonists show value of teamwork.
Devices: iPad
(2012)
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Carmen Sandiego Adventures in Math: The Great Gateway Grab Game Poster Image
age 9+
Short, fun game has kids practicing fractions and symmetry.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii
(2012)
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Ice Island Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Tense adventure as dogsled run becomes race for survival.
By Sherry Shahan
(2012)
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Neversink Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Epic story of a brave puffin fighting to save his homeland.
By Barry Wolverton
(2012)
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FEZ Game Poster Image
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FEZ
age 9+
Indie game wonder is a fountain of brain-stretching ideas.
Platforms: Xbox 360
(2012)
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A Town Called Panic Movie Poster Image
age 9+
Stop-motion comedy adventure with subtitles, a few curses.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2009)
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Everest: Hidden Expedition App Poster Image
age 9+
Complex scenes offer nice challenge in race to mountaintop.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2012)
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The Boy and the Pirates Movie Poster Image
age 9+
Time-travel pirate adventure with boy hero, guns, swords.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1960)
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The Templeton Twins Have an Idea: Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Wisecracking narrator hogs spotlight in funny twins tale.
By Ellis Weiner
(2012)
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Tintin: The Lake of Sharks Movie Poster Image
age 9+
Action-packed classic adventure has drinking, smoking.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1972)
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Sound Shapes Game Poster Image
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age 9+
Fun indie combines music, platforming, and creativity.
Platforms: PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita
(2012)
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Tintin: The Calculus Affair Movie Poster Image
age 9+
Cold War-era espionage animation has some cartoon violence.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1964)
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Paws Movie Poster Image
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age 9+
Silly talking dog movie with some violence, serious themes.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1997)
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Infinity Ring: A Mutiny in Time, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Gripping multimedia time-travel adventure series debut.
By James Dashner
(2012)
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Under Wildwood: The Wildwood Chronicles, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Whimsical fantasy sequel falls short of original.
By Colin Meloy
(2012)
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Professor Gargoyle: Tales from Lovecraft Middle School #1 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Humorous homage to classic horror is perfect for tween boys.
By Charles Gilman
(2012)
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The Peculiar Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Half-faery boy fights to save his sister in magical fantasy.
By Stefan Bachmann
(2012)
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