All Reviews

Editors' pick
AGE
9
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This exciting, moving novel of a brother, a sister, and their beloved horse entangled in World War II is a real gem for all, not only horse lovers.
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By Sam Angus
(2014)
Editors' pick
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Lemony Snicket's satisfying mini-mysteries work as stand-alone books or as a treat for fans of his All the Wrong Questions series.
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By Lemony Snicket
(2014)
Editors' pick
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
The first Saudi Arabian-produced film ever to be directed by a woman, this film is a triumph of nuance and substance, as well as a study in everyday female empowerment.
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On DVD/Streaming
(2014)
Editors' pick
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
This clever game teaches kids about cancer and its treatments by putting the information inside six engaging games.
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Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2013)
Editors' pick
DIY
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Kids can follow their interests, build confidence, and gain valuable skills as they complete fun, hands-on challenges.
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URL: http://www.diy.org
(2013)
Editors' pick
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
All the charm, menace, and wordplay of A Series of Unfortunate Events but in a noir setting, with Snicket as a boy solving the mystery.
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By Lemony Snicket
(2012)
Editors' pick
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Fast-paced, witty story of classroom rat who must prove his merit and valor is a captivating mystery adventure.
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By W.H. Beck
(2012)
Editors' pick
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Inventive puzzles about changing physics provide delightful brainteasers.
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Platforms: PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360
(2012)
Editors' pick
FEZ
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Dimension-shifting puzzles make for unique gameplay without any violence.
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Platforms: Xbox 360
(2012)
Editors' pick
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Carmen Sandiego engages kids to use math to solve a mystery in this downloadable Wii game.
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Platforms: Nintendo Wii
(2012)
Editors' pick
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Relive what it was like to travel west in a wagon train in the 1840s.
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Platforms: Nintendo Wii, Nintendo 3DS
(2011)
Editors' pick
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Using 4th grade math facts is the key to winning this exciting adventure game.
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Platforms: Windows, Mac
(2011)
Editors' pick
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
This fun and creative style game for girls takes fashion beyond its superficial surface.
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Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2011)
Editors' pick
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
This subtitled musical is full of positive messages about tolerance and compassion, depicting kids with dignity.
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On DVD/Streaming
(2011)
Editors' pick
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Kids 9-14 can apply to become part of this site's 50-person press corps and learn about journalism first-hand.
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URL: http://teacher.scholastic.com/scholasticnews/press_corps/index.asp
(2011)
Editors' pick
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Play as or against your favorite MLB team in game modes that promote teamwork.
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Platforms: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PSP, Nintendo Wii, Windows
(2011)
Editors' pick
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
For kids with a yen for farming, this farm-sim lets you raise and sell crops, bail hay, and charm the neighbors.
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Platforms: Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi
(2010)
Editors' pick
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Kids will be especially interested in this site's sections on video game addiction and cyberbullying.
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URL: http://pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/digitalnation/
(2009)
Editors' pick
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
A simple trip turns into the adventure of a lifetime for a girl who must save the world and reconnect her family.
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By Andrea Burden, Jan Bozarth
(2009)
Editors' pick
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
DSi-only download game focuses on language and drawing.
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Platforms: Nintendo DSi
(2009)

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