App Reviews

Cars 2: The Video Game Game Poster Image
age 10+
Great combat racing, but loads of gunfire and explosions.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo Wii, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360
(2011)
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Trick My What? TV Poster Image
age 10+
Heartfelt series rewards hard workers; some stereotyping.
Network: CMT
(2011)
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Forza Motorsport 4 Game Poster Image
age 10+
Excellent racing sim that's easy to play but has open chat.
Platforms: Xbox 360
(2011)
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The Lions of Little Rock Book Poster Image
age 10+
Poignant story of a shy girl who speaks for social justice.
By Kristin Levine
(2012)
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The Amazing Adventures of John Smith, Jr., aka Houdini Book Poster Image
age 10+
Relatable, realistic story of a teen boy in a rough 'hood.
By Peter Johnson
(2012)
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Wonder Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Moving tale of facially different boy with inner beauty.
By R.J. Palacio
(2012)
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Escape Routes TV Poster Image
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age 10+
One giant commercial for the Ford Motor Company.
Network: NBC
(2012)
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Planet Tad Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Indignities of middle school fill funny blog novel.
By Tim Carvell
(2012)
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Saturday Night Fever: The Original Movie Sound Track Music Poster Image
age 10+
Soundtrack of disco classics still stayin' alive!
By Bee Gees, Various Artists
(1977)
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Children of Heaven Movie Poster Image
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age 10+
Excellent subtitled Iranian coming-of-age story.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1999)
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Surviving the Applewhites Book Poster Image
age 10+
Lighthearted tale of eccentric family's creative homeschool.
By Stephanie S. Tolan
(2002)
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Jake and Lily Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Twins with deep bond grow apart in funny, thoughtful story.
By Jerry Spinelli
(2012)
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The Serpent's Shadow: The Kane Chronicles, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 10+
More end-of-times excitement with a heavy dose of humor.
By Rick Riordan
(2012)
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Test Drive: Ferrari Racing Legends Game Poster Image
age 10+
Decent racing game, but straight-out marketing.
Platforms: PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360
(2012)
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Opal Dream Movie Poster Image
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age 10+
Unusual Australian drama has a few moments of violence.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2007)
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Bike Race Free App Poster Image
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age 10+
Enjoyable, stunt-filled racer has open chat in multiplayer.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire
(2012)
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Liar & Spy Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Brave misfit tames fears in inspiring, surprising novel.
By Rebecca Stead
(2012)
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Mira's Diary: Lost in Paris Book Poster Image
age 10+
Ambitious time-travel tale covers edgy French history, art.
By Marissa Moss
(2012)
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What Was Carol Brady Thinking? TV Poster Image
age 10+
Squeaky-clean '70s sitcom gets blah pop-up video treatment.
Network: Nick Jr.
(2012)
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Eighth Grade Is Making Me Sick: Ginny Davis's Year in Stuff Book Poster Image
age 10+
Scrapbook-style sequel tells girl's heartfelt story.
By Jennifer L. Holm
(2012)
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