Movie Reviews

London Calling Music Poster Image
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age 13+
Punk rebels fuse aggressive rock with Jamaican roots music.
By The Clash
(1979)
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Forza Horizon Game Poster Image
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age 13+
Deep, compelling car game glamorizes illicit street racing.
Platforms: Xbox 360
(2012)
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Bad Kitty School Daze Book Poster Image
age 7+
Hilarious fun when cranky Kitty goes to obedience school.
By Nick Bruel
(2013)
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The Magic School Bus Series Book Poster Image
age 7+
Smart science-based series mixes facts and fun.
By Joanna Cole
(1986)
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Bad Kitty Drawn to Trouble Book Poster Image
age 7+
Zany hijinks disguise terrific storytelling lesson.
By Nick Bruel
(2014)
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The Raven King:  The Raven Cycle, Book 4 Book Poster Image
age 13+
Gorgeously written multilayered finale is simply magical.
By Maggie Stiefvater
(2016)
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Basil of Baker Street: The Great Mouse Detective, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 7+
Classic, cute series about Sherlock-like mouse sleuth.
By Eve Titus
(2016)
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Bad Kitty Takes the Test Book Poster Image
age 7+
Sympathetic, sly send-up of testing is both smart and funny.
By Nick Bruel
(2017)
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Lulu Series Book Poster Image
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age 7+
Delightful adventures of young girl caring for animals.
By Hilary McKay
(2014)
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Jane, Unlimited Book Poster Image
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age 13+
Five offbeat, inventive stories in one wild mansion.
By Kristin Cashore
(2017)
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Chuchel Game Poster Image
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age 7+
Madcap puzzle game delights as much as it challenges.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2018)
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Wallace & Gromit in Three Amazing Adventures Movie Poster Image
age 7+
Witty Claymation shorts with whole-family appeal.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1990)
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Bless the Beasts & Children Book Poster Image
age 13+
Misfit teens rebel at a Western summer camp in YA classic.
By Glendon Swarthout
(1970)
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Okami HD Game Poster Image
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age 13+
Stunning adventure feels like an art painting come to life.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 2, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2018)
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Split/Second Game Poster Image
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age 13+
Explosive racing game encourages aggressive driving.
Platforms: PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360
(2010)
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Face Racers: Photo Finish Game Poster Image
age 7+
Put your face in the race, and zip your way to a win.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2011)
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Grid 2 Game Poster Image
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age 13+
Competent racer depicts car crashes with no consequences.
Platforms: PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360
(2013)
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Hot Wheels World's Best Driver Game Poster Image
age 7+
Imaginative driving game with something for all ages.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo Wii U, PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360
(2013)
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Pet Rescue Saga App Poster Image
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age 13+
Great gameplay, but pet theme lures kids too young to play.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2014)
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29 Myths on the Swinster Pharmacy Book Poster Image
age 7+
Open-ended mystery gets kids thinking about the unexplained.
By Lemony Snicket
(2014)
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