All Reviews

The Iron Trial: Magisterium, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Intriguing twist on magic-school tale lacks polish.
By Holly Black, Cassandra Clare
(2014)
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R.L. Stine's Mostly Ghostly: Have You Met My Ghoulfriend? Movie Poster Image
age 9+
Bland R.L. Stine entry is more silly than spooky.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2014)
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The Zoo at the Edge of the World Book Poster Image
age 9+
Bullied kid talks with animals in colonial fantasy tale.
By Eric Kahn Gale
(2014)
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Emperor Pickletine Rides the Bus: Origami Yoda, Book 6 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Field-trip mayhem in smart, satisfying end to clever series.
By Tom Angleberger
(2014)
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A Horse Called Hero Book Poster Image
age 9+
Exciting, moving WWII tale a gem; not only for horse lovers.
By Sam Angus
(2014)
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Still Life: The Books of Elsewhere, Book 5 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Dark but delightful end to well-drawn fantasy series.
By Jacqueline West
(2014)
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Dork Diaries 7: Tales from a Not-So-Glam TV Star Book Poster Image
age 9+
Fluffy addition to tween series spotlights reality TV.
By Rachel Renee Russell
(2014)
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DOGO News Website Poster Image
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age 9+
Interactive, kid-friendly news source gives kids the scoop.
URL: https://www.dogonews.com/
(2014)
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Eddie Red Undercover: Mystery on Museum Mile Book Poster Image
age 9+
Boy sketch artist helps catch art thieves in zippy mystery.
By Marcia Wells
(2014)
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The Boundless Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Gripping historical adventure aboard a gigantic train.
By Kenneth Oppel
(2014)
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A World Without Princes: The School for Good and Evil, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 9+
A girls-vs.-boys twist in magic-filled sequel.
By Soman Chainani
(2014)
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Big Nate: In the Zone, Book 6 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Nate gets cool but sticks with friends in comic adventure.
By Lincoln Peirce
(2014)
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Angel Island: Gateway to Gold Mountain Book Poster Image
age 9+
Historic immigration station comes alive in photos, poems.
By Russell Freedman
(2013)
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Princess Labelmaker to the Rescue: Origami Yoda, Book 5 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Students stand up to principal and bullies in clever sequel.
By Tom Angleberger
(2014)
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Horrible Histories TV Poster Image
age 9+
Books-inspired British sketch comedy yields laughs, facts.
Network: Online
(2009)
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Codename Zero: The Code Name Conspiracy, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Violent but gleeful secret-agent thriller with heart.
By Chris Rylander
(2014)
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Wildwood Imperium: The Wildwood Chronicles, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Satisfying end to highly original, whimsical fantasy.
By Colin Meloy
(2014)
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Wanderville Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Exciting adventure shows cruelty of early 1900s child labor.
By Wendy McClure
(2014)
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The Copernicus Legacy, Book 1: The Forbidden Stone Book Poster Image
age 9+
Complex globetrotting mystery has science, history, puzzles.
By Tony Abbott
(2014)
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Nickel Bay Nick Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Tween boy must salvage Christmas in fun, moving adventure.
By Dean Pitchford
(2013)
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