Game Reviews

Wonderstruck Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Inventive story of runaways in New York, 50 years apart.
By Brian Selznick
(2011)
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Insurgent: Divergent, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 13+
Excellent dystopian sequel is terrifically twisty, intense.
By Veronica Roth
(2012)
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The Wishing Spell: The Land of Stories, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Captivating, imaginative story of kids in fairy-tale world.
By Chris Colfer
(2012)
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Band of Brothers Movie Poster Image
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age 16+
Equal parts heroism and horror in WWII miniseries.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2002)
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FIFA Soccer 13 Game Poster Image
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age 8+
Extraordinarily good soccer game with easy controls.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo Wii, PSP, PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita, Windows, Xbox 360
(2012)
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NBA 2K13 Game Poster Image
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age 8+
Excellent pro basketball sim now with 1992 Dream Team.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii, Nintendo Wii U, PSP, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360
(2012)
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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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The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD Game Poster Image
age 10+
Fab remake of classic game shines on Wii U.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii U
(2013)
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Gortimer Gibbon's Life on Normal Street TV Poster Image
age 7+
Delightful family series with outstanding positive themes.
Network: Amazon Prime Video
(2014)
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Selma Movie Poster Image
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age 13+
Outstanding drama about MLK's fight for equal rights.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2014)
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Echo Book Poster Image
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age 11+
Tales of injustice masterfully blend with a dash of magic.
By Pam Munoz Ryan
(2015)
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Fish in a Tree Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Big-hearted book about overcoming dyslexia inspires.
By Lynda Mullaly Hunt
(2015)
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I Will Always Write Back: How One Letter Changed Two Lives Book Poster Image
age 12+
Moving, eye-opening memoir of cross-cultural friendship.
By Martin Ganada, Caitlin Alifrenka, Liz Welch
(2015)
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P.S. I Still Love You Book Poster Image
age 13+
Strong sequel stars lovable Lara Jean and plenty of romance.
By Jenny Han
(2015)
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FIFA 16 Game Poster Image
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age 8+
Female soccer stars join fantastic yearly sports sim.
Platforms: PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One
(2015)
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Orbiting Jupiter Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Devastating, deeply moving story of love and resilience.
By Gary D. Schmidt
(2015)
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The Martian Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Gripping tale of space survival has unexpected humor.
By Andy Weir
(2014)
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Salt to the Sea Book Poster Image
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age 13+
Heartbreaking WWII novel shows power of hope, connection.
By Ruta Sepetys
(2016)
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Pax Book Poster Image
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Pax
age 10+
Compelling, heartrending story of boy and fox in dystopia.
By Sara Pennypacker
(2016)
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FIFA 17 Game Poster Image
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age 10+
Updated soccer game; improved features score dynamite goal.
Platforms: PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One
(2016)
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