Game Reviews

Marvel Super Hero Squad Online Game Poster Image
age 9+
Kids play superheroes in mildly violent online game.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2011)
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The Astonishing Secret of Awesome Man Book Poster Image
age 4+
Exciting look at the fun (and fatigue) of being a superhero.
By Michael Chabon
(2011)
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Deus Ex: Human Revolution Game Poster Image
age 18+
Mature themes, violence accompany mech-enhanced humans RPG.
Platforms: PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360
(2011)
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Kirby Mass Attack Game Poster Image
age 8+
New twist on sidescrolling action games with easy controls.
Platforms: Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi
(2011)
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Brave Rooney App Poster Image
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age 4+
Book app's superhero-in-every-kid message sure to resonate.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2011)
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Storybound Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Hugely inventive story of kids in peril in fairy-tale world.
By Marissa Burt
(2012)
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The Hero's Guide to Saving Your Kingdom Book Poster Image
age 8+
Engaging fairy tale spoof is clever and funny.
By Christopher Healy
(2012)
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Dust Girl: The American Fairy Trilogy, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 12+
Intricate historical novel contrasts Dust Bowl, fairy world.
By Sarah Zettel
(2012)
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Enchanted Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Complex, unique, and satisfying fairy-tale romance.
By Alethea Kontis
(2012)
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Goldilocks and the Three Dinosaurs: As Retold by Mo Willems Book Poster Image
age 3+
Silly dino twist on Goldilocks tale is roaring good fun.
By Mo Willems
(2012)
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Summer & Bird Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Wildly imaginative quest to find parents in mythic world.
By Katherine Catmull
(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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In a Glass Grimmly Book Poster Image
age 10+
Fractured fairy tale is clever, touching, and violent.
By Adam Gidwitz
(2012)
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The Hero's Guide to Storming the Castle Book Poster Image
age 8+
Wacky, gripping sequel has slapstick, swordplay, sweetness.
By Christopher Healy
(2013)
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Golden Girl: The American Fairy Trilogy, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 12+
Captivating Hollywood fairy tale will enchant fantasy fans.
By Sarah Zettel
(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 Twelve-Fingered Boy Book Poster Image
age 15+
Exciting, creepy horror adventure tweaks superheroics.
By John Hornor Jacobs
(2013)
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The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making Book Poster Image
age 10+
Unusual, compelling tale sends girl, readers on grand quest.
By Catherynne M. Valente
(2011)
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The Girl Who Fell Beneath Fairyland and Led the Revels There Book Poster Image
age 10+
September heads for underworld in stunning Fairyland sequel.
By Catherynne M. Valente
(2012)
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Sidekicked Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Smart coming-of-age tale costumed as superhero adventure.
By John David Anderson
(2013)
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