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Game Reviews

Here in the Real World Book Poster Image
age 8+
Funny, relatable tale of tweens gardening in the ruins.
By Sara Pennypacker
(2020)
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Spies in Disguise: Agents on the Run App Poster Image
age 8+
Super spy endless runner never quite finds its footing.
Devices: iPhone, iPad, Android
(2019)
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Greta's Story: The Schoolgirl Who Went on Strike to Save the Planet Book Poster Image
age 8+
Accessible intro to Swedish teen climate activist's work.
By Valentina Camerini
(2019)
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Our House Is on Fire: Greta Thunberg's Call to Save the Planet Book Poster Image
age 8+
Alarming story of teen's strike for climate change action.
By Jeanette Winter
(2019)
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Ultimate Rivals: The Rink Game Poster Image
age 8+
Fantasy hockey game has real-world teams, leagues, players.
Platforms: Apple Arcade
(2019)
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Counting the Stars: The Story of Katherine Johnson, NASA Mathematician Book Poster Image
age 8+
Beautiful, detailed Katherine Johnson bio for older kids.
By Lesa Cline-Ransome
(2019)
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Tennis Clash: Fun Sports App Poster Image
age 8+
Fun all-ages arcade tennis could be more interesting.
Devices: iPhone, iPad, Android
(2019)
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Fishing Star World Tour Game Poster Image
age 8+
Casual fishing catches players hook, line, and sinker.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch
(2019)
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Bee Simulator Game Poster Image
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age 8+
Take flight and "bee" what the hive is buzzing about.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2019)
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Merlin Bird ID by Cornell Lab App Poster Image
age 8+
Bird lovers will sing over info-packed field guide.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2019)
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Time Immersive App Poster Image
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age 8+
Hit-or-miss AR experiences on an equally shaky platform.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2019)
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Stranded Sails: Explorers of the Cursed Islands Game Poster Image
age 8+
Farm, cook, and explore in repetitive castaway adventure.
Platforms: Apple Arcade, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2019)
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Bethany Hamilton: Unstoppable Movie Poster Image
age 8+
Inspirational docu has themes of perseverance, gratitude.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2019)
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Weird Little Robots Book Poster Image
age 8+
Girls find friendship and love of science in engaging story.
By Carolyn Crimi
(2019)
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Kid Scientists: True Tales of Childhood from Science Superstars Book Poster Image
age 8+
Inspiring look at the young lives of famous scientists.
By David Stabler
(2018)
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AstroNuts Mission One: The Plant Planet Book Poster Image
age 8+
Animal superheroes battle creepy plants in zany sci-fi tale.
By Jon Scieszka
(2019)
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Heavy Metal Tennis Training App Poster Image
age 8+
Dull and rather un-metal tennis arcade game.
Devices: iPhone, iPad, Android
(2019)
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The Contender: Fight of the Century App Poster Image
age 8+
All-ages arcade boxing game that's so simple it's dull.
Devices: iPhone, iPad
(2019)
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Skate City Game Poster Image
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age 8+
Simple skating game is easy to learn, challenging to master.
Platforms: Apple Arcade
(2019)
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Untitled Goose Game Game Poster Image
age 8+
Don't let your goose get cooked in feathered fun puzzler.
Platforms: Mac, Nintendo Switch, Windows
(2019)
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