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The Cavendish Home for Boys and Girls Book Poster Image
age 10+
Deeply creepy, thought-provoking tale of weird school.
By Claire Legrand
(2012)
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The Nest Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Poignant sick-sibling tale blurs lines of real and imagined.
By Kenneth Oppel
(2015)
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Panda Poet Game Poster Image
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age 10+
Unique browser-based word game; be wary of text chat.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2011)
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Crush 3D Game Poster Image
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age 10+
Unusual puzzler cleverly uses perspective, but it's hard.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2012)
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Botanicula Game Poster Image
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age 10+
Beautiful, imaginative adventure is a treat for eyes, ears.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2012)
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BrainBashers Games Website Poster Image
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age 10+
Massive collection of fun, free, online games.
URL: http://www.brainbashersgames.com/
(2012)
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Smart As... Game Poster Image
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age 10+
Playful brain workout provides social media bragging rights.
Platforms: PlayStation Vita
(2012)
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Puzzler World 2012 3D Game Poster Image
age 10+
1,200+ puzzle collection offers variety and challenge.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2012)
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IXL
age 10+
Hundreds of learning activities build skills and confidence.
URL: https://www.ixl.com/
(2016)
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The Thing About Luck Book Poster Image
age 10+
Migrant worker girl faces big responsibility in sweet story.
By Cynthia Kadohata
(2013)
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Rayman Legends Game Poster Image
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age 10+
Delightful, frantic side-scroller with cartoony violence.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii U, PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita, Windows, Xbox 360
(2013)
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Scribblenauts Unmasked - A DC Comics Adventure Game Poster Image
age 10+
Imaginative puzzling fuses with comic book characters.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo Wii U, Windows
(2013)
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Flyhunter Origins Game Poster Image
age 10+
Sidescrolling bug platformer oozes mild cartoonish violence.
Platforms: Mac, PlayStation Vita, Windows
(2014)
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Antboy Movie Poster Image
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age 10+
Some iffy humor in quirky Danish tween superhero movie.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2014)
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CoBELS Website Poster Image
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age 10+
Science, math games emphasize subject learning, concepts.
URL: http://www.cobels.in/
(2015)
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Rare Replay Game Poster Image
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age 18+
Not all winners, but this "Rare" collection rocks.
Platforms: Xbox One
(2015)
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Don't Starve: Pocket Edition App Poster Image
age 10+
Morbidly fun survival game with fighting, hallucinations.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2016)
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Samorost 3 App Poster Image
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age 10+
Eerie world, tricky puzzles in unique adventure.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2016)
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Enchanted Kingdom Movie Poster Image
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age 10+
Nature docu discovers beauty in remote corners of Africa.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2015)
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Gears of War: Judgment Game Poster Image
age 18+
Bloody sci-fi shoot 'em up is laced with profanity.
Platforms: Xbox 360
(2013)
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