All Reviews

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9
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Extremely earnest drama explores issues of family and faith.
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In Theaters Now
(2014)
AGE
9
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Christmas musical is feel-good story of faith, forgiveness.
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On DVD
(2014)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Adaptation of Dickens' classic retains book's dark themes.
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On DVD
(2014)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Swords, explosions, life lessons as comic pirate tale ends.
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By Geoff Rodkey
(2014)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Captivating tale of soldier's boy in World War I London.
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By John Boyne
(2014)
AGE
10
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LEARNING
Super fun, creative Tolkien/LEGO mashup promotes teamwork.
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Platforms: Mac, Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo Wii U, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, Windows, Xbox 360, Xbox One
(2014)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Sci-fi/spy adventure delivers a fast-paced, if silly, plot.
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By Joe Schreiber
(2014)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Good card game limits itself unnecessarily with purchases.
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Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire
(2014)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Brave kids, animals team up in funny, scary, sweet sci-fi.
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By Piers Torday
(2014)
Editors' pick
AGE
9
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Lemony Snicket's satisfying mini-mysteries work as stand-alone books or as a treat for fans of his All the Wrong Questions series.
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By Lemony Snicket
(2014)
AGE
9
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Soaring, poignant, poetic story hits all the right spots.
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By Kwame Alexander
(2014)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Telepathic 12-year-olds return in exciting sequel.
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By M.M. Vaughan
(2014)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Magic, math, myths fill fast-paced, perilous series start.
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By Whitaker Ringwald
(2014)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Screenwriting Sean gets tangled in a lie in smart sequel.
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By Jeff Baron
(2014)
AGE
10
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LEARNING
Flawed, semi-violent action/tower-defense mash-up.
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Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2014)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Design contest wows with talents, friendly competition.
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Network: Syfy
(2014)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Nate gets cool but sticks with friends in comic adventure.
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By Lincoln Peirce
(2014)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Thoughtful coming-of-age fantasy great for reading together.
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By Aaron Starmer
(2014)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Iffy humor, stereotypes abound in awful animated movie.
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On DVD
(2014)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Adventure Time alum's uneven show has quirky appeal.
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Network: Cartoon Network
(2014)

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