All Reviews

Peter Pan Book Poster Image
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age 8+
This classic works best as a read-aloud.
By J. M. Barrie
(2003)
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban--PC Version Game Poster Image
age 8+
Fabulous game continues the magic of Harry Potter.
Platforms: Windows
(2004)
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone Book Poster Image
age 8+
Magical start of bestselling Potter phenomenon.
By J. K. Rowling
(1998)
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone Game Poster Image
age 8+
First Potter video game is a high-flying romp.
Platforms: PlayStation 2, Xbox
(2003)
The Tale of Despereaux: Being the Story of a Mouse, a Princess, Some Soup, and a Spool of Thread Book Poster Image
age 8+
Brave mouse adventure a modern classic; great read-aloud.
By Kate DiCamillo
(2004)
LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4 Game Poster Image
age 8+
Magical adventure is fun, funny, and fantastic.
Platforms: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Nintendo Wii
(2010)
LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4 App Poster Image
age 8+
Beautiful, epic adventure sets new standard for app gaming.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2010)
Skylanders Spyro's Adventure Game Poster Image
age 8+
LEARNING
Toy figurines become characters in exciting action game.
Platforms: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Nintendo Wii, Nintendo 3DS
(2011)
SpinTrip App Poster Image
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age 8+
Challenging yet forgiving platformer with positive message.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2011)
Monkey Tales: The Museum of Anything Game Poster Image
age 8+
LEARNING
Fun action adventure game requires logic and 3rd grade math.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2011)
Storybound Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Hugely inventive story of kids in peril in fairy-tale world.
By Marissa Burt
(2012)
The Wonderful Wizard of Oz Book Poster Image
age 8+
Original American fairy tale more spare, magical than movie.
By L. Frank Baum
(1900)
LittleBigPlanet - PS Vita Game Poster Image
age 8+
LEARNING
Wildly creative game lets kids stretch their imagination.
Platforms: PlayStation Vita
(2012)
Goblin Secrets Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Orphan boy seeks lost brother in exciting, funny tale.
By William Alexander
(2012)
Escape From Hat Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Clever epic of heroic rabbits vs. evil black cats.
By Adam Kline
(2012)
Ghoulish Song Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Brave girl shines in exciting companion to Goblin Secrets.
By William Alexander
(2013)
The Hero's Guide to Storming the Castle Book Poster Image
age 8+
Wacky, gripping sequel has slapstick, swordplay, sweetness.
By Christopher Healy
(2013)
Handbook for Dragon Slayers Book Poster Image
age 8+
Exciting medieval adventure with brave teens and dragons.
By Merrie Haskell
(2013)
Fortunately, the Milk Book Poster Image
age 8+
Absurd time-and-space-spanning romp an easy, funny read.
By Neil Gaiman
(2013)
Skylanders: Swap Force Game Poster Image
age 8+
LEARNING
Excellent action romp tied to fun toy figures.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii, Nintendo Wii U, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One
(2013)

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