App Reviews

Mia's Magic Playground TV Poster Image
age 4+
Imagination inspires creative problem solving in sweet show.
Network: HBO Max
(2020)
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The Silver Arrow Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Sister and brother steer magic train in whimsical fantasy.
By Lev Grossman
(2020)
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Red Shoes and the Seven Dwarfs Movie Poster Image
age 7+
Fun-packed fairy-tale parody challenges stereotypes.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2020)
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Skunk and Badger, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Funny tale of offbeat animal friendship has kindness, depth.
By Amy Timberlake
(2020)
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The Dungeon of Naheulbeuk: The Amulet of Chaos Game Poster Image
age 14+
Comedic tactical tale contains profanity and sexual themes.
Platforms: Mac, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2020)
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Spelunky 2 Game Poster Image
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age 10+
Treasure hunting sequel digs deep for frantic fun.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Windows
(2020)
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Paola Santiago and the River of Tears: Paola Santiago, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Spine-tingling excitement in folktale-inspired fantasy.
By Tehlor Kay Mejia
(2020)
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Blood & Honey: Serpent & Dove, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 15+
Witchy sequel enchants yet has serious stumbles.
By Shelby Mahurin
(2020)
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The Lost Book of the White: The Eldest Curses, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 15+
Shadowhunter spin-off loses momentum while fighting demons.
By Cassandra Clare, Wesley Chu
(2020)
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Othercide Game Poster Image
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age 16+
If at first you don't succeed, die, die again.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2020)
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AVICII Invector Game Poster Image
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age 10+
Fun interactive celebration of late DJ.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2020)
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Guardian Tales App Poster Image
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age 10+
Fun throwback tale with lots to do but little handholding.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2020)
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Igniting Darkness:  Courting Darkness, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 13+
Historical fiction series end bogs down in palace intrigue.
By Robin LaFevers
(2020)
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Kingdoms of Amalur: Re-Reckoning Game Poster Image
age 15+
Action tale rerelease has bloody violence, player choice.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2020)
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Cats & Dogs 3: Paws Unite Movie Poster Image
age 5+
Silly sequel has mild peril and potty humor.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2020)
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Night of the Dragon: Shadow of the Fox, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 14+
Overstuffed finale has lots of blood, sacrifice, and heart.
By Julie Kagawa
(2020)
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As the Shadow Rises: The Age of Darkness, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 14+
Love, religion, and magic mix in twisty, satisfying sequel.
By Katy Rose Pool
(2020)
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Mulan (2020) Movie Poster Image
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age 11+
Martial arts epic is more intense, violent than original.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2020)
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Avatar, The Last Airbender: The Shadow of Kyoshi: The Kyoshi Novels, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 12+
Mystical hero propels intense Asian martial arts fantasy.
By F.C. Yee
(2020)
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Wizards: Tales of Arcadia TV Poster Image
age 9+
Dark, engrossing continuation of "Trollhunters" saga.
Network: Netflix
(2020)
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