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Tiny Barbarian DX Game Poster Image
age 10+
Retro action heavy on nostalgia but light on substance.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2013)
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The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds Game Poster Image
age 10+
Magical "old school" adventure has heady puzzles and combat.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2013)
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PAC-MAN and the Ghostly Adventures Game Poster Image
age 10+
Mediocre action platformer tied to the animated show.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii U, PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360
(2013)
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Battling Boy Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Live-wire adventure offers something new for comics fans.
By Paul Pope
(2013)
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Seven Wonders Book 2: Lost in Babylon Book Poster Image
age 10+
Time-travel adventure excites but lacks solid characters.
By Peter Lerangis
(2013)
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Spooksville TV Poster Image
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age 10+
Popular book series makes for chilling thrills for tweens.
Network: Discovery Family Channel
(2013)
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The House of Hades: The Heroes of Olympus, Book 4 Book Poster Image
age 10+
Another thrilling adventure, this time in the underworld.
By Rick Riordan
(2013)
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Constable & Toop Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Thrilling ghost adventure has great characters, plus gore.
By Gareth P. Jones
(2013)
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Deadtime Stories TV Poster Image
age 10+
Horror anthology's lighter fright still scary for some kids.
Network: Nickelodeon
(2013)
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Scribblenauts Unmasked - A DC Comics Adventure Game Poster Image
age 10+
Imaginative puzzling fuses with comic book characters.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo Wii U, Windows
(2013)
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Daddy, I'm a Zombie Movie Poster Image
age 10+
Zombies learn about friendship; lots of cartoonish violence.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2013)
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The Year of Shadows Book Poster Image
age 10+
Snarky, artistic tween girl shines in poignant ghost story.
By Claire Legrand
(2013)
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Rayman Legends Game Poster Image
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age 10+
Delightful, frantic side-scroller with cartoony violence.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii U, PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita, Windows, Xbox 360
(2013)
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How to Catch a Bogle Book Poster Image
age 10+
Thrilling fantasy blends Dickensian charm, great suspense.
By Catherine Jinks
(2013)
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Game & Wario Game Poster Image
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age 10+
Disappointing collection of solo and multiplayer games.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii U
(2013)
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A Box of Gargoyles Book Poster Image
age 10+
Friendship and family in Paris in exciting, creepy sequel.
By Anne Nesbet
(2013)
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Nancy Drew: Ghost of Thornton Hall Game Poster Image
age 10+
Great haunted house mystery with challenging puzzles.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2013)
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Doll Bones Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Tween tale is both creepy and sweetly poignant.
By Holly Black
(2013)
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Monster Meltdown App Poster Image
age 10+
Simple teleporting game with puzzle element, mild violence.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2013)
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The Legend Thief: The Hunter Chronicles, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 10+
Frenetically paced, complex monster fantasy.
By E. J. Patten
(2013)
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