Game Reviews

Crouching Tiger Book Poster Image
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age 6+
Boy learns to appreciate his heritage in universal story.
By Ying Chang Compestine
(2011)
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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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Lion: The Five Ancestors Out of the Ashes, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Exciting saga of magic, martial arts, bike racing continues.
By Jeff Stone
(2013)
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Ballpark Mysteries Series Book Poster Image
age 6+
Bro and sis solve fun mysteries in major-league ballparks.
By David A. Kelly
(2011)
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Right as Rain Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Pitch-perfect story about loss and change inspires hope.
By Lindsey Stoddard
(2019)
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The Crossover: The Graphic Novel Book Poster Image
age 9+
Graphic adaptation captures basketball's power, poetry.
By Kwame Alexander
(2019)
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Muslim Girls Rise: Inspirational Champions of Our Time Book Poster Image
age 6+
Lively bios of remarkable Muslim women inspire, entertain.
By Saira Mir
(2019)
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FIFA Soccer 08 Game Poster Image
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age 9+
Excellent soccer sim series got a little harder.
Platforms: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PSP, Nintendo Wii, Nintendo DS, PlayStation 2
(2007)
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We Are the Ship: The Story of Negro League Baseball Book Poster Image
age 9+
Amazing paintings + compelling history = a grand slam.
By Kadir Nelson
(2008)
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MLB 10: The Show Game Poster Image
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age 9+
This Major League simulation is a baseball purist's dream.
Platforms: PSP, PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3
(2010)
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NCAA Football 11 Game Poster Image
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age 9+
Smart on-field action vaults football sim to head of class.
Platforms: PlayStation 3, Xbox 360
(2010)
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NBA 2K11 Game Poster Image
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age 9+
Incredible hoops sim that doubles as NBA history lesson.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii, PSP, PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360
(2010)
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MLB 11 The Show Game Poster Image
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age 9+
Another stellar season for Sony pro baseball franchise.
Platforms: PSP, PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3
(2011)
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Hoosiers Movie Poster Image
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age 9+
Stirring tale of heroic sportsmanship will inspire families.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1986)
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Magic Tree House Series Book Poster Image
age 6+
Fun, educational chapter books have something for everyone.
By Mary Pope Osborne
(1992)
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Active Life: Outdoor Challenge Game Poster Image
age 6+
Fabulous active games -- think Wii Fit for kids.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii
(2008)
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I Am Not a Label: 34 Artists, Thinkers, Athletes and Activists with Disabilities from Past and Present Book Poster Image
age 6+
Detailed biographies show heart, perseverance.
By Cerrie Burnell
(2020)
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The Kicks TV Poster Image
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age 6+
Book-inspired series scores with excellent tween role model.
Network: Amazon Prime Video
(2016)
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Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 6+
Inspiring, kid-friendly tales of extraordinary women.
By Elena Favilli, Francesca Cavallo
(2016)
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Tiger Woods PGA Tour App Poster Image
age 9+
Excellent, realistic golf sim with steep learning curve.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2010)
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