Tag Archive: Highlights magazine

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Assassin’s Creed ties together the best of fantasy, time travel, and high adventure.  Assassin’s Creed is the perfect mix of fantasy and fiction, of adventure, sci-fi, and history.  We’ve reviewed several tie-ins to the games here at borg, from Assassin’s Creed: Bloodstone to Assassin’s Creed: The Ankh of IsisAssassin’s Creed: Origins, and the comprehensive Assassin’s Creed: The Essential Guide.  The latest tie-in is for kids, for fans of Highlights magazine, and Where’s Waldo?  It’s Titan Books’ Assassin’s Creed: Where’s the Assassin?, a colorful, over-sized, storybook-format, hardcover book, crammed full with 40 pages of character-filled scenes in international locations from the past.  Your challenge?  To find all the key figures wandering the streets, famous people from history and key characters from the franchise–across eras and continents–ducking into alleyways and hiding in the shadows–or in plain sight.  Assassin’s Creed: Where’s the Assassin? is available now here at Amazon.

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If you missed the first season of Star Trek: Lower Decks, all you need to know is that the crew of the starship Cerritos specializes not in First Contact, but Second Contact, and it has the same brand of humor as The Orville.  The first season is streaming on Paramount Plus (formerly CBS All Access) and the second season is now underway.  It’s good, silly stuff, full of Easter eggs that should appeal to fans of Star Trek (all the series and movies) who also were fans of Highlights magazine or Where’s Waldo? as a kid.

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The music is top-notch Star Trek, and the voices have all the vibe of any live-action Trek series.  Spinning out of a concept from the Star Trek: The Next Generation episode of the same name, it also evokes the goofy humor of Kirk encountering Uhura while visiting her roommate in the 2009 Star Trek movie and the style of the original Star Trek animated series.  Would you like to know more?  You can view a trailer of the second season and preview the entire first episode of the second season on YouTube now (for a limited time).

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Review by C.J. Bunce

Borrowing a phrase and idea from the song The Teddy Bear’s Picnic, a new storybook is coming next week for children four to six years old, and it is exactly the book to get your little kids excited about the coming spring, and maybe take some outings into the woods.  Poet Rachel Piercey and artist Freya Hartas have created a perfect picture book, If You Go Down to the Woods Today, a story from the Brown Bear Wood, a beautiful, over-sized book of wonderful images of cute animals experiencing exciting parts of the year that echo events in your child’s life.  Its classic design and interactive story is certain to be the favorite book of someone you know.  Take a look at some pages inside below.

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