Movie Reviews

A Cinderella Story: Once Upon a Song Movie Poster Image
age 9+
Entertaining tween fairy tale has obvious happy ever after.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2011)
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The Three Investigators in the Secret of Skeleton Island Movie Poster Image
age 9+
Tween sleuths find danger and scares in South Africa.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2011)
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Brave Interactive Comic App Poster Image
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age 9+
Comic-style fun geared toward older kids who love the movie.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(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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Paper Mario: Sticker Star Game Poster Image
age 9+
Quirky, fun Mario adventure is filled with clever concepts.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2012)
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Questimate! App Poster Image
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age 9+
Dynamic estimation game lets kids design the questions.
Devices: iPad
(2013)
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The Whatnot Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Half-faery siblings face cosmic battle in exciting sequel.
By Stefan Bachmann
(2013)
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Exile: Keeper of the Lost Cities, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Exciting sequel keeps momentum of telepathic elf-girl tale.
By Shannon Messenger
(2013)
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Sky Raiders: Five Kingdoms, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Fast-paced adventure, slow storytelling in series opener.
By Brandon Mull
(2014)
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Love to Count 2. Times Tables and Fractions App Poster Image
age 9+
Enchanting game for practicing fundamental math skills.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2014)
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Pennyroyal Academy Book Poster Image
age 9+
Brave kids, scary monsters, lessons galore in series debut.
By M.A. Larson
(2014)
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TodHunter Moon, Book 1: PathFinder Book Poster Image
age 9+
Spin-off with brave girl best for loyal Septimus Heap fans.
By Angie Sage
(2014)
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Rogue Knight: Five Kingdoms, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Slow storytelling in an intriguing fantasy realm.
By Brandon Mull
(2014)
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NES Remix Pack Game Poster Image
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age 9+
Family-friendly collection of classic Nintendo mini-games.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii U
(2014)
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Crystal Keepers: Five Kingdoms, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Exciting high-tech turn for the wordy series.
By Brandon Mull
(2015)
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Mapoosa Website Poster Image
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age 9+
Sim world offers some learning games but lacks depth.
URL: http://www.mapoosa.com
(2015)
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Star Wars: The Return of the Jedi, Beware the Power of the Dark Side! Book Poster Image
age 9+
Highly detailed, scene-by-scene retelling of the film.
By Tom Angleberger
(2015)
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Kingdom Game Poster Image
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age 9+
Use resources, strategy, skills to repel invading monsters.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2015)
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Death Weavers: Five Kingdoms, Book 4 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Meandering plot but much heroism in intriguing purgatory.
By Brandon Mull
(2016)
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Red:  The True Story of Red Riding Hood Book Poster Image
age 9+
Strong heroine leads the adventure in fairy tale revamp.
By Liesl Shurtliff
(2016)
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