All Reviews

Social Quest App Poster Image
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age 12+
LEARNING
Direct social-learning tool provides thorough practice.
Devices: iPad
(2015)
Son of Nor Game Poster Image
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age 12+
LEARNING
Innovative puzzles, play limited by stale fights, glitches.
Platforms: Linux, Mac, Windows
(2015)
Interstellar Movie Poster Image
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age 12+
Ambitious intergalactic drama focuses on a father's promise.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2014)
Visual Schedule Planner App Poster Image
age 12+
LEARNING
Robust calendar tool may be overwhelming for kids.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2015)
Under a Painted Sky Book Poster Image
age 12+
Girls pose as boys in suspenseful, nontraditional Western.
By Stacey Lee
(2015)
Spirits of Xanadu Game Poster Image
age 12+
Horror adventure shooter fires more than a few blanks.
Platforms: Windows
(2015)
Shadow Scale: Seraphina, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 12+
Quest for half-dragons grows in characters, complexity.
By Rachel Hartman
(2015)
The Haunting of Sunshine Girl, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 12+
Teen girl helps lingering spirits in chilling horror tale.
By Paige McKenzie
(2015)
The Kidney Hypothetical: Or How to Ruin Your Life in Seven Days Book Poster Image
age 12+
Rapid-fire story of boy's horrible final week of school.
By Lisa Yee
(2015)
The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies Movie Poster Image
age 12+
Trilogy conclusion has thrilling, violent battle scenes.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2014)
Stone in the Sky: Tin Star, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 12+
Exciting sci-fi saga expands scope, adds depth to Tula.
By Cecil Castellucci
(2015)
The Third Twin Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Gripping thriller skimps on character development.
By CJ Omololu
(2015)
Firefight: The Reckoners, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 12+
New setting, twists add intrigue to violent superhero saga.
By Brandon Sanderson
(2015)
Wolfy: The Incredible Secret Movie Poster Image
age 12+
Dark, animated anti-fascist allegory with lots of violence.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2015)
Aaliyah: The Princess of R&B Movie Poster Image
age 12+
Bland biopic with a few mature references.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2015)
Shelter 2 Game Poster Image
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age 12+
Poetic but flawed, confused game falls short of potential.
Platforms: Linux, Mac, Windows
(2015)
Believe Me Movie Poster Image
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age 12+
Con men bilk the faithful, and no one gets punished.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2014)
The Better Angels Movie Poster Image
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age 12+
Contemplative but pretentious drama about Lincoln's boyhood.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2014)
Five Nights at Freddy's 3 Game Poster Image
age 12+
More of the same, but just as scary as its predecessors.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2015)
How I Discovered Poetry Book Poster Image
age 12+
Poet's moving memoir in free verse charts '50s childhood.
By Marilyn Nelson
(2014)

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