All Reviews

Tharsis Game Poster Image
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age 12+
LEARNING
Challenging, complex survival dice game is hard but fun.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Windows
(2016)
American Ace Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Moving, fast-paced novel-in-verse; great for teen boys.
By Marilyn Nelson
(2015)
Passenger, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 12+
Taut time-travel adventure-romance explores race, sex bias.
By Alexandra Bracken
(2016)
 
A Brave Heart: The Lizzie Velasquez Story Movie Poster Image
age 12+
Outstanding role model urges kids to stand up to bullies.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2015)
The Walk Movie Poster Image
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age 12+
Terrific, heart-pounding, gravity-defying true story.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2015)
Pony Island Game Poster Image
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age 12+
Clever, challenging puzzler disguised as game about ponies.
Platforms: Linux, Mac, Windows
(2016)
War Room Movie Poster Image
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age 12+
Faith-based drama deals with marital discord, infidelity.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2015)
 
He Named Me Malala Movie Poster Image
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age 12+
Inspiring, deeply affecting docu explores teen icon's life.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2015)
Fantastic Four (2015) Movie Poster Image
age 12+
Disappointing adventure wastes talented cast, gets bloody.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2015)
 
Born This Way TV Poster Image
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age 12+
Reality series offers insight into life with Down syndrome.
Network: A&E
(2015)
One Day at a Time TV Poster Image
age 12+
70's single-mom sitcom has feminist flair, mature themes.
Network: Online, Syndicated
(2015)
 
Ant-Man Movie Poster Image
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age 12+
Clever, funny, cool Marvel movie has lots of sci-fi action.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2015)
Sophomores and Other Oxymorons Book Poster Image
age 12+
Funny, charming look at ups and downs of boy's second year.
By David Lubar
(2015)
Superstore TV Poster Image
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age 12+
Great actors stranded in clichéd but mild workplace comedy.
Network: NBC
(2015)
Christmas Eve Movie Poster Image
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age 12+
Holiday tale has big cast, worthy messages, flawed script.
In Theaters Now
(Release Year: 2015)
Calvin Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Quirky, compelling tale of schizophrenic teen on quest.
By Martine Leavitt
(2015)
Taking Flight: From War Orphan to Star Ballerina Book Poster Image
age 12+
Ballerina's frank, inspiring tale of perseverance and hope.
By Michaela DePrince
(2014)
Un Gallo Con Muchos Huevos Movie Poster Image
age 12+
Funny Spanish-language comedy has lots of racy jokes.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2015)
Untwine Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Poignant, thoughtful tale of teen's loss, grief, recovery.
By Edwidge Danticat
(2015)
NEED Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Fresh cyberthriller explores dark side of social media.
By Joelle Charbonneau
(2015)

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