All Reviews

Ungifted Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Wacky mayhem fills tale of troublemaker in genius academy.
By Gordon Korman
(2012)
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Joshua Dread Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Hilarious saga of middle-schooler with supervillain parents.
By Lee Bacon
(2012)
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The Whatnot Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Half-faery siblings face cosmic battle in exciting sequel.
By Stefan Bachmann
(2013)
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Nick and Tesla's High-Voltage Danger Lab: A Mystery with Electromagnets, Burglar Alarms, and Other Gadgets You Can Build Yourself: Nick and Tesla, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Kids fight crime with science in edutaining mystery.
By Science Bob Pflugfelder, Steve Hockensmith
(2013)
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Nick and Tesla's Robot Army Rampage: A Mystery with Hoverbots, Bristlebots, and Other Robots You Can Build Yourself: Nick and Tesla, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Crime-fighting kids return in fun, science-drenched mystery.
By "Science Bob" Pflugfelder, Steve Hockensmith
(2014)
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Battle of the Beasts: House of Secrets, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Series sequel stays exciting and high on action-violence.
By Chris Columbus, Ned Vizzini
(2014)
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Poem Depot: Aisles of Smiles Book Poster Image
age 9+
Short, funny poems a sure bet to delight kids.
By Douglas Florian
(2014)
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Crystal Keepers: Five Kingdoms, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Exciting high-tech turn for the wordy series.
By Brandon Mull
(2015)
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K-9 TV Poster Image
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K-9
age 9+
Doctor Who spin-off is worry-free fun for tweens.
Network: Hulu
(2012)
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Batman Unlimited: Animal Instincts Movie Poster Image
age 9+
Fierce animal robots threaten Gotham; peril, violence.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2015)
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The Universal Force: The Seer Squad Movie Poster Image
age 9+
Confusing computer-animated story has violence, scares.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2014)
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Max Steel: Go, Turbo! Movie Poster Image
age 9+
Toy and TV show tie-in has more sci-fi violence than plot.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2015)
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Star Wars: The Return of the Jedi, Beware the Power of the Dark Side! Book Poster Image
age 9+
Highly detailed, scene-by-scene retelling of the film.
By Tom Angleberger
(2015)
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The Adventurer's Guide to Successful Escapes Book Poster Image
age 9+
Creative take on quest tale marred by hurried storytelling.
By Wade Albert White
(2016)
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Bullet Soul Game Poster Image
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age 9+
Throwback space-shooter lacks depth, variety, fun factor.
Platforms: Windows, Xbox 360
(2017)
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Timeless: Diego and the Rangers of the Vastlantic Book Poster Image
age 9+
Fab art and cool new world as time periods collide.
By Armand Baltazar
(2017)
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Supergifted Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Laughs mix with life lessons in strong middle school sequel.
By Gordon Korman
(2018)
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A.X.L. Movie Poster Image
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age 9+
Pro-STEM twist in often violent sci-fi boy-and-"dog" tale.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2018)
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Get Ed TV Poster Image
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age 9+
A dizzy cyber chase that lacks common sense.
Network: Freeform, Toon Disney
(2005)
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Star Wars: Episode II: Attack of the Clones Movie Poster Image
age 9+
Great action, intense mood, but romance may bore kids.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2002)
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