All Reviews

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8
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LEARNING
Pricey ebook creator is functional but not stellar.
csm_app
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2013)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Catchy dance track and video are clean, not very memorable.
csm_music
By Ellie Goulding
(2013)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Mostly free sheet music and lots of instrument resources.
csm_website
URL: http://8notes.com
(2013)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Amazingly rich resource helps kids become world citizens.
csm_website
URL: http://www.natgeoed.org
(2013)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Short, tedious party game designed to promote Barbie dolls.
csm_game
Platforms: Nintendo Wii U, Nintendo Wii, Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo DS, Windows
(2013)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Quirky pirate-themed games make learning about bones a snap.
csm_app
Devices: iPad
(2013)
Editors' pick
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
This 3-D adventure is original, charming, and highly entertaining. It lets kids play in a virtual paper world and then reconstruct parts of it in the real world.
csm_game
Platforms: PlayStation Vita
(2013)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Unremarkable, cartoonish golf sim pushes in-game purchases.
csm_game
Platforms: Xbox One
(2013)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Whimsical, creative, and mild intro to monster fantasy.
csm_book
By Robert Paul Weston
(2013)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Sugary holiday tale steeped in family-friendly messages.
csm_tv
Network: Hallmark Channel
(2013)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Math practice focuses on kids' skill levels, then adapts.
csm_website
URL: http://www.digitwhiz.com/
(2013)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Funny fantasy about tiny rug folk a wry satire of leaders.
csm_book
By Terry Pratchett
(2013)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Brainy twins fight evil onstage in silly, fun sequel.
csm_book
By Ellis Weiner
(2013)
Editors' pick
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
This fun interactive game uses augmented reality to make dinosaurs come alive and appear to be roaming your living room.
csm_game
Platforms: PlayStation 3
(2013)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
In this alien world, math and language games are repetitive.
csm_website
URL: http://www.brainnook.com
(2013)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Eighth installment scoops up extra helping of potty humor.
csm_book
By Jeff Kinney
(2013)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Cute family flick isn't too hair-raising for tweens.
csm_movie
(2013)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Movie puts funny spin on relevant issues for tweens.
csm_movie
(2013)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Schoolhouse Rock! reborn for fun grammar practice.
csm_website
URL: http://grammaropolis.com/
(2013)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
The birds are back with puzzle game spin-off for TVs.
csm_game
Platforms: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita, Nintendo Wii U, Nintendo Wii, Nintendo 3DS
(2013)

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