All Reviews

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10
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Richly imagined early Earth history can inspire kids to think about their place in the world.Ā 
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By Isabel Greenberg
(2014)
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AGE
10
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LEARNING
Fantastic animal and business simulation, fun for all ages.
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Platforms: Xbox 360, Xbox One
(2013)
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AGE
10
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LEARNING
This Nancy Drew mystery is a high point in a series that's already full of fantastic titles. It's got it all: a great story, challenging puzzles, and a terrific setting.
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Platforms: Windows, Mac
(2013)
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AGE
10
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LEARNING
With the new ability to swap parts of the toys to affect characters' abilities, this sequel adds an exciting element to the popular franchise.
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Platforms: Xbox One, Xbox 360, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, Nintendo Wii U, Nintendo Wii
(2013)
Editors' pick
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Susan Cooper's profound historical novel paints an unflinching portrait of everyday life in colonial America and moves readers with the grace and dignity of her prose and characters.
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By Susan Cooper
(2013)
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AGE
10
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LEARNING
Kids get to enjoy Mario and Luigi in an amazingly inventive game about jumping between the real world and a dream one.
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Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2013)
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AGE
10
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LEARNING
There's really no app likeĀ GarageBandĀ -- imagine being able to write, record, and share your own professional quality music wherever you are with a few taps of a screen. It's a powerful mobile digital audio workstation forĀ multitrackĀ recording with impressive, on-board loops and production and editing tools.
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Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2013)
Editors' pick
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
With minimal physical character detail, this game is able to weave a deep and meaningful tale about friendship.
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Platforms: Mac, PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita, Windows
(2013)
Editors' pick
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Scan your Giant figurine into the game for a stomping good time that is sprinkled with humor and good storytelling.
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Platforms: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Nintendo Wii U, Nintendo 3DS, Windows
(2012)
Editors' pick
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
In this Angry Birds-type game, kids move their bodies to direct projectiles to hit goblin-infested castles.
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Platforms: Xbox 360
(2012)
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AGE
10
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Great for creative gamers, this site lets kids design their own games to play and share.
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URL: http://www.roblox.com
(2012)
Editors' pick
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Learn about ancient Egypt as you solve a mystery set in a lost tomb.
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Platforms: Windows, Mac
(2012)
Editors' pick
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
The ecosystem of a tree serves as the background for this highly imaginative world in which clicking reveals wondrous surprises.
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Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2012)
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AGE
10
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
With music, videos, games, and a virtual world, this site rocks out.
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URL: http://www.franktownrocks.com/
(2012)
Editors' pick
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
An unstructured experience of beauty, originality, and emotion that's as powerful as a beautifully written poem.
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Platforms: PlayStation 3
(2012)
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AGE
10
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
This site's prescreened stories will keep kids up on current events.
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URL: http://www.tweentribune.com
(2012)
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SSX
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Become an extreme sports star from the comfort of your home as you snowboard down death-defying peaks.
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Platforms: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3
(2012)
Editors' pick
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
This moving documentary about Muslim kids challenges stereotypes and tugs at the heartstrings.
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On DVD
(2012)
Editors' pick
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
A gripping graphic-novel biography of an African-American cowboy, sharpshooter, and trailblazer.
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By Frederick L. McKissack Jr., Patricia C. McKissack
(2012)
Editors' pick
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Pre-Civil War history comes alive as players step into the shoes of an enslaved teen on her journey to freedom.
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Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2012)

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