All Reviews

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)
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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)
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The Princess Bride Movie Poster Image
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age 8+
Witty, winsome fairy tale for the whole family.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1987)
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LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4 Game Poster Image
age 8+
Magical adventure is fun, funny, and fantastic.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360
(2010)
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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)
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Skylanders Spyro's Adventure Game Poster Image
age 8+
Toy figurines become characters in exciting action game.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo Wii, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360
(2011)
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SpinTrip App Poster Image
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age 8+
Challenging yet forgiving platformer with positive message.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2011)
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Monkey Tales: The Museum of Anything Game Poster Image
age 8+
Fun action adventure game requires logic and 3rd grade math.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2011)
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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)
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The Wonderful Wizard of Oz Book Poster Image
age 8+
Original American fairy tale more spare, magical than movie.
By L. Frank Baum
(1900)
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LittleBigPlanet - PS Vita Game Poster Image
age 8+
Wildly creative game lets kids stretch their imagination.
Platforms: PlayStation Vita
(2012)
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Goblin Secrets Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Orphan boy seeks lost brother in exciting, funny tale.
By William Alexander
(2012)
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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)
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Ghoulish Song Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Brave girl shines in exciting companion to Goblin Secrets.
By William Alexander
(2013)
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The Hero's Guide to Storming the Castle Book Poster Image
age 8+
Wacky, gripping sequel has slapstick, swordplay, sweetness.
By Christopher Healy
(2013)
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Handbook for Dragon Slayers Book Poster Image
age 8+
Exciting medieval adventure with brave teens and dragons.
By Merrie Haskell
(2013)
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Fortunately, the Milk Book Poster Image
age 8+
Absurd time-and-space-spanning romp an easy, funny read.
By Neil Gaiman
(2013)
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Skylanders: Swap Force Game Poster Image
age 8+
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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Mary Poppins Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Delightful tale of nanny who brings order, magic to family.
By P.L. Travers
(1934)
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A Snicker of Magic Book Poster Image
age 8+
Kids try to find town's lost magic in beguiling tale.
By Natalie Lloyd
(2014)
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