All Reviews

AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Fun, heartfelt summer tale of time-traveling tween.
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By Charise Mericle Harper
(2014)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Unlikely hero team has positive social messages for kids.
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On DVD
(2014)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Multiplatform fantasy series ups the battle violence.
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By Garth Nix, Sean Williams
(2014)
AGE
7
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Virtual world lacks aspects of website, but still good fun.
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Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2014)
AGE
7
QUALITY
 
Earnest pop star docu should please true Beliebers.
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On DVD
(2014)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Beautiful glass-breaking game simply mesmerizes.
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Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2014)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Kids play hair stylist for mom, the dog, or even themselves.
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Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2014)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Silly, fast-moving story of sleds and family secrets.
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By J. Duddy Gill
(2014)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Monster adventure is overly concerned with teen crushes.
csm_movie
On DVD
(2014)
AGE
7
QUALITY
 
A teen and dog save the farm in wholesome, predictable film.
csm_movie
On DVD
(2014)
AGE
7
QUALITY
 
Irreverent collection offers mind-opening poems for kids.
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By Karma Wilson
(2014)
AGE
7
QUALITY
 
Thrilling, semi-educational CGI movie with a few scary bits.
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On DVD
(2014)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Supergirls' fun comeback heavy on fighting, short on story.
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Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2014)
AGE
7
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Innocuous, moderately fun platformer stars Mario’s dino bud.
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Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2014)
Editors' pick
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Threes! is an engaging game that uses numbers in a fun way, and the whole family can enjoy it.
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Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2014)
AGE
7
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Fun coding puzzler starts easy to help kids grasp concepts.
csm_app
Devices: iPad
(2014)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Dimwitted dog tale with bumbling villains, farts, bullies.
csm_movie
On DVD
(2014)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Animated tale has lots of cartoonish violence, crass humor.
csm_movie
On DVD
(2014)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Plucky heroine uncovers stolen painting in engaging mystery.
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By Laura Marx Fitzgerald
(2014)
AGE
7
QUALITY
 
Open-ended mystery gets kids thinking about the unexplained.
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By Lemony Snicket
(2014)

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