App Reviews

Peekaboo Trick or Treat with Ed Emberley App Poster Image
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age 2+
Cute app introduces tots to Halloween without scary stuff.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2012)
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Activity Village Website Poster Image
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age 2+
Free learning-activity site only missing contextual info.
URL: http://www.activityvillage.co.uk
(2015)
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Monster & Son Book Poster Image
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age 2+
Monstrously funny -- and sweet -- book perfect for bedtime.
By David LaRochelle
(2016)
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Super Stardust Delta Game Poster Image
age 9+
Classic twin-stick space shooter has only inanimate zapping.
Platforms: PlayStation Vita
(2012)
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The Three Investigators in the Secret of Skeleton Island Movie Poster Image
age 9+
Tween sleuths find danger and scares in South Africa.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2011)
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No Place Like Home Movie Poster Image
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age 9+
Predictable alien landing movie, with sibling name-calling.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2008)
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Professor Gargoyle: Tales from Lovecraft Middle School #1 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Humorous homage to classic horror is perfect for tween boys.
By Charles Gilman
(2012)
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The Peculiar Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Half-faery boy fights to save his sister in magical fantasy.
By Stefan Bachmann
(2012)
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A Wrinkle in Time: The Graphic Novel Book Poster Image
age 9+
Sensitive adaptation of classic sci-fi adventure.
By Madeleine L'Engle, Hope Larson
(2012)
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Case File 13: Zombie Kid Book Poster Image
age 9+
Goofy horror tale has light scares and lots of body humor.
By J. Scott Savage
(2012)
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Joshua Dread Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Hilarious saga of middle-schooler with supervillain parents.
By Lee Bacon
(2012)
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Cardboard Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Fantastic action-meets-existentialism graphic novel.
By Doug Tennapel
(2012)
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Ghostbusters App Poster Image
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age 9+
Kids capture and collect ghosts in enjoyable arcade game.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2013)
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Times Tables Warp: The Multiplication Facts Game App Poster Image
age 9+
Arcade action flies kids through times tables.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire, Nook HD
(2013)
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Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon Game Poster Image
age 9+
Light scares, clever puzzles make for a fun adventure.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2013)
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The Slither Sisters: Tales from Lovecraft Middle School #2 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Goofy comedy for young boys riffs on horror cliches.
By Charles Gilman
(2013)
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Teacher's Pest: Tales from Lovecraft Middle School #3 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Bug-monsters offer light horror hijinks in third volume.
By Charles Gilman
(2013)
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The Witch's Curse Book Poster Image
age 9+
Brother and sister dodge more evil in funny, scary sequel.
By Keith McGowan
(2013)
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The Strange Case of Origami Yoda: Origami Yoda, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Funny, charming tale of middle school crushes, friendships.
By Tom Angleberger
(2010)
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Marvel's Hulk and the Agents of S.M.A.S.H. TV Poster Image
age 9+
Copious violence overshadows promising themes in hero 'toon.
Network: Disney XD
(2013)
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