Game Reviews

Waistcoats & Weaponry: Finishing School, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 12+
Fast-paced thrill ride with werewolves and steampunk fun.
By Gail Carriger
(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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The Dogs of Winter Book Poster Image
age 10+
Harrowing but uplifting story of orphan saved by dogs.
By Bobbie Pyron
(2014)
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The Turtle of Oman Book Poster Image
age 10+
Poetic story about boy who doesn't want to move to America.
By Naomi Shihab Nye
(2014)
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Lowriders in Space, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Pedal-to-the-metal graphic novel celebrates Latino culture.
By Cathy Camper
(2014)
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The Madman of Piney Woods Book Poster Image
age 10+
Moving 1901 adventure explores race, class, mental illness.
By Christopher Paul Curtis
(2014)
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Ravencliffe: The Blythewood Tales, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 12+
Heroic cast and terrific plot keep fantasy sequel exciting.
By Carol Goodman
(2014)
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Seagulls Don't Eat Pickles: Fish Finelli, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Bright, likable boy anchors fun seaside mystery adventure.
By E.S. Farber
(2014)
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Stacking Game Poster Image
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age 10+
Brilliant, thoughtful puzzler has a little violence.
Platforms: PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360
(2011)
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Red: A Crayon's Story Book Poster Image
age 4+
Fresh and meaningful take on the old axiom "be yourself."
By Michael Hall
(2015)
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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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The Founding Fathers!: Those Horse-Ridin', Fiddle-Playin', Book-Readin', Gun-Totin' Gentlemen Who Started America Book Poster Image
age 8+
History this lively should be required reading in school.
By Jonah Winter
(2015)
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The Farmer and the Clown Book Poster Image
age 4+
Two strangers form an unlikely bond in sweet wordless tale.
By Marla Frazee
(2014)
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March: Book Two Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Confrontations intensify in riveting civil rights memoir.
By John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, Nate Powell
(2015)
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Wallykazam!: The Big Goblin Problem TV Poster Image
age 3+
Friendly messages, superb literacy content, fun adventure.
Network: Nickelodeon
(2015)
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It's Only Stanley Book Poster Image
age 5+
Dog turns house into moon rocket in fun, wacky story.
By Jon Agee
(2015)
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The Book of Negroes Movie Poster Image
age 15+
Riveting slavery epic is artful, sobering, and inspiring.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2015)
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The Forgotten Sisters: Princess Academy, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 10+
Thrilling series conclusion spotlights value of education.
By Shannon Hale
(2015)
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Last Stop on Market Street Book Poster Image
age 3+
Tender story of Nana showing grandson city beauty via bus.
By Matt de la Peña
(2015)
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Super Wings TV Poster Image
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age 3+
Friendly planes' world travels teach kids multiculturalism.
Network: Universal Kids
(2015)
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