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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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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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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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Faktr - Prime App Poster Image
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age 8+
Fast-paced math game; factor in need for more help.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(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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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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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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Armstrong Movie Poster Image
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age 8+
Portrait of an American hero celebrates humility, hard work.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2019)
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The Pack - NYSCI App Poster Image
age 8+
Unique environmental game marred by lack of instructions.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2019)
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Where Is? Series Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Interesting, fun facts about natural and human-made places.
By Who HQ, et al.
(2015)
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Forager Game Poster Image
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age 8+
Repetitive resource gathering that's hard to put down.
Platforms: Linux, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Windows
(2019)
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Seek by iNaturalist App Poster Image
age 8+
Snap photos, spot species with kid-friendly citizen science.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2019)
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