Game Reviews

The Letter for the King TV Poster Image
age 11+
Underdog hero stands out in book-based fantasy series.
Network: Netflix
(2020)
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Jumanji: The Next Level Movie Poster Image
age 11+
Charming sequel offers generational humor but can get dark.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2019)
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Star Wars: Episode IX: The Rise of Skywalker Movie Poster Image
age 11+
Action-packed end of iconic series falls short of greatness.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2019)
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Rad American History A-Z: Movements That Demonstrate the Power of the People Book Poster Image
age 12+
Great storytelling and context in fresh, dynamic history.
By Kate Schatz
(2020)
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The Rise and Fall of Charles Lindbergh Book Poster Image
age 12+
Riveting bio reveals the dark side of an American hero.
By Candace Fleming
(2020)
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Wendy Movie Poster Image
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age 11+
Updated Peter Pan story has striking visuals, uneven plot.
In Theaters Now
(Release Year: 2020)
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The Beast Player Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Teen bonds with magical beasts in captivating fantasy.
By Nahoko Uehashi
(2019)
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StoryPick - Read with Quizzes App Poster Image
age 12+
Poorly written junk fiction full of ads and bad grammar.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2020)
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Ashlords Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Alchemy and magical horses star in solid dystopian tale.
By Scott Reintgen
(2020)
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Parked Book Poster Image
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age 11+
Poverty, homelessness explored in hopeful tale of community.
By Danielle Svetcov
(2020)
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Making Our Way Home: The Great Migration and the Black American Dream Book Poster Image
age 12+
Compelling history of an epic journey that changed America.
By Blair Imani
(2020)
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G.I. Joe: War on Cobra App Poster Image
age 11+
Classic cartoon goes mobile in new action-packed battles.
Devices: iPhone, iPad, Android
(2020)
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Starsight: Skyward, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 12+
New alien allies up the ante in engrossing sci-fi series.
By Brandon Sanderson
(2019)
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A New Beginning: Ranger's Apprentice: The Royal Ranger, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 11+
Promising spin-off series start with the first girl Ranger!
By John Flanagan
(2013)
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The Guinevere Deception: Camelot Rising, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 12+
Arthur's fair maiden freshly reimagined as powerful witch.
By Kiersten White
(2019)
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The League of Legend Keepers: Shadows Movie Poster Image
age 12+
Poorly constructed story, inferior production, silly scares.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2019)
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Supernova: Renegades, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 12+
Slow build to finale packed with superhero action.
By Marissa Meyer
(2019)
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The Toll:  Arc of a Scythe, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 12+
Violent sci-fi thriller finale plays masterful endgame.
By Neal Shusterman
(2019)
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1919 The Year That Changed America Book Poster Image
age 11+
Riveting tale of racial, labor protests, women's vote, more.
By Martin W. Sandler
(2019)
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War Girls, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 12+
Sisters endure separation in suspenseful sci-fi war novel.
By Tochi Onyebuchi
(2019)
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