Movie Reviews

My First Classical Music App HD App Poster Image
age 5+
Modern, engaging intro to the fineries of classical music.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2011)
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Xenoblade Chronicles Game Poster Image
age 13+
Great adventure has themes best suited for teens and adults.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii
(2012)
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End of the Century: The Story of the Ramones Movie Poster Image
age 13+
Stellar docu on influential punk band; talk of drugs, drink.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2005)
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Something Strange and Deadly, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 13+
Thrilling fantasy mixes mystery, Victorian romance, zombies.
By Susan Dennard
(2012)
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Dance Central 3 Game Poster Image
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age 13+
Fun and active dancing game for groups, now with story mode.
Platforms: Xbox 360
(2012)
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Abe Lincoln's Dream Book Poster Image
age 5+
Girl's journey with Lincoln's ghost applauds U.S. progress.
By Lane Smith
(2012)
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Etiquette & Espionage: Finishing School, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 13+
Delightful steampunk fantasy about girl spies and assassins.
By Gail Carriger
(2013)
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The Iron King Book Poster Image
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age 13+
Magical fantasy blends science, magic, and Shakespeare.
By Julie Kagawa
(2010)
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Blue Lily, Lily Blue: The Raven Cycle, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 13+
Brilliant installment in lyrical fantasy is unputdownable.
By Maggie Stiefvater
(2014)
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Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate Game Poster Image
age 13+
Exceptionally fun, deep action-adventure promotes teamwork.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2015)
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Thinkrolls 2 App Poster Image
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age 5+
Maze puzzler packed with smart, science fun.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire
(2015)
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Magicka 2 Game Poster Image
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age 13+
Bring along some friends for spell-slinging fun.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Windows
(2015)
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Sing Street Movie Poster Image
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age 13+
Brilliant (if edgy) musical drama celebrates creativity.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2016)
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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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Flamecaster: Shattered Realms, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 13+
Absorbing fantasy romance full of spies and palace intrigue.
By Cinda Williams Chima
(2016)
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Thinkrolls: Kings & Queens App Poster Image
age 5+
Fairy tales inspire fun, challenging puzzler.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire
(2016)
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Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King Game Poster Image
age 13+
Epic RPG adventure with some violence, mild innuendo.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2017)
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Horizon Zero Dawn Game Poster Image
age 13+
Fantastic, imaginative adventure with strong female lead.
Platforms: PlayStation 4
(2017)
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StarCraft with Brood War Expansion Game Poster Image
age 13+
Fantastic, and now free, sci-fi strategy game for teens.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2017)
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Spill Zone, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 13+
Strong female hero drives exciting sci-fi horror thriller.
By Scott Westerfeld
(2017)
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