Movie Reviews

Liesl & Po Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Friendly ghost story has good premise but bogs down.
By Lauren Oliver
(2011)
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Secrets at Sea Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Great story, characters make mouse journey instant classic.
By Richard Peck
(2011)
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Breadcrumbs Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Brilliant tale of girl's enchanted-woods search for friend.
By Anne Ursu
(2011)
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Monkey Tales: The Abbey of Aviath Game Poster Image
age 9+
Adventure game uses 4th grade math in fun mini-games.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2011)
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Ocean Girl TV Poster Image
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age 9+
Girl-centered sci-fi series is like a tween-sized Lost.
Network: Disney Channel
(1994)
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Motorcity TV Poster Image
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age 9+
Action toon offers thought-provoking content for tweens.
Network: Disney XD
(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 Great Unexpected Book Poster Image
age 9+
Romantic tale blends fantasy, reality, family mystery.
By Sharon Creech
(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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Toys in the Attic Movie Poster Image
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age 9+
Foreign stop-action film blends the beautiful and grotesque.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 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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The Spindlers Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Fantastic, creepy tale for tweens features fierce big sis.
By Lauren Oliver
(2012)
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Breaking Magic TV Poster Image
age 9+
The science behind magic is fun for the whole family.
Network: Discovery Channel
(2012)
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A Wrinkle in Time: The Graphic Novel Book Poster Image
age 9+
Sensitive adaptation of classic sci-fi adventure.
By Madeleine L'Engle, Hope Larson
(2012)
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Wonderbook: Book of Spells Game Poster Image
age 9+
Innovative interactive book opens new door to Harry Potter.
Platforms: PlayStation 3
(2012)
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Disney Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two Game Poster Image
age 9+
Gorgeous, nostalgic, but sadly frustrating Disney adventure.
Platforms: Mac, Nintendo Wii, Nintendo Wii U, PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360
(2012)
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Phoenix: The Five Ancestors Out of the Ashes, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Exciting adventure of bike racing, kung fu, Chinese myth.
By Jeff Stone
(2012)
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Case File 13: Zombie Kid Book Poster Image
age 9+
Goofy horror tale has light scares and lots of body humor.
By J. Scott Savage
(2012)
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Joshua Dread Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Hilarious saga of middle-schooler with supervillain parents.
By Lee Bacon
(2012)
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