App Reviews

Captain America: Sentinel of Liberty App Poster Image
age 10+
Fun comic book action, but lacks originality and length.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2011)
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PowerUp Heroes Game Poster Image
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age 10+
Kinect fighter has players mimick aggressive motions.
Platforms: Xbox 360
(2011)
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The Amazing Spider-Man: An Origin Story App Poster Image
age 10+
Some violent themes in picture book aimed at young fans.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(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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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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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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Sailor Moon TV Poster Image
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age 10+
Classic magical girl anime is action-packed and fun.
Network: USA, Cartoon Network, Syndicated
(1995)
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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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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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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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Keeping Safe the Stars Book Poster Image
age 10+
Gripping story of three sibs fending for themselves in 1974.
By Sheila O'Connor
(2012)
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The Fire Chronicle: The Books of Beginning, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 10+
Time-travel sequel even more fantastic than first book.
By John Stephens
(2012)
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He-Man: The Most Powerful Game in the Universe App Poster Image
age 10+
Awkward controls hamper nostalgia-powered platform game.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2012)
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