All Reviews

AGE
16
QUALITY
 
Former POW can't shake wartime cruelty in sluggish drama.
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In Theaters Now
(2014)
AGE
6
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Amazing kid-friendly learning game that's all about time.
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Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2013)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Comical road-trip novel stretches believability.
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By Jack Gantos
(2013)
Editors' pick
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
History adventure challenges kids to make difficult choices.
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Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2013)
AGE
4
QUALITY
 
Gorgeous story of train journey is exciting, fact-packed.
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By Brian Floca
(2013)
AGE
3
QUALITY
 
Highly marketed train characters make new friends.
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On DVD
(2013)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Western play set with pistols, axes, and a focus on combat.
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Platforms: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Nintendo Wii U, Nintendo Wii, Nintendo 3DS, Windows
(2013)
AGE
4
QUALITY
 
Jolly animals load a train in this dream of a bedtime book.
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By Sherri Duskey Rinker, Tom Lichtenheld
(2013)
Editors' pick
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
The game promotes exploration, discovery, and imagination in a colorful and cartoonish world that feels like the world's biggest LEGO collection come to life.
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Platforms: Nintendo Wii U
(2013)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Exciting but technically flawed city-building simulation.
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Platforms: Windows
(2013)
AGE
13
QUALITY
 
Delightful steampunk fantasy about girl spies and assassins.
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By Gail Carriger
(2013)
AGE
3
QUALITY
 
Engaging classic makes work delightful.
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By Richard Scarry
(2013)
AGE
15
QUALITY
 
Mature romance explores love, travel, and self-discovery.
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By Gayle Forman
(2013)
AGE
6
QUALITY
 
Wonderful intro to art and Monet through a kid's eyes.
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By Christina Bjork, Lena Anderson
(2012)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Inspiring memoir of teen pianist who escaped Nazis in WWII.
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By Lee Cohen, Mona Golabek
(2012)
AGE
4
QUALITY
 
Live-action nuts-and-bolts series is big fun for kids.
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Network: Online
(2012)
AGE
4
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Virtual train set for fun, discovery learning.
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Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2012)
AGE
3
QUALITY
 
Sleuthing story has worthy messages for preschoolers.
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On DVD
(2012)
AGE
13
QUALITY
 
Train captain pursues giant moles in clever pirate parody.
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By China Mieville
(2012)
AGE
3
QUALITY
 
Charming, encouraging picture book engages and inspires.
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By Watty Piper
(2012)

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