All Reviews

age 4+
 
LEARNING
Delightful story listens and puts kids in the action.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2015)
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age 7+
 
LEARNING
Imaginative journey through surreal, richly drawn puzzles.
Devices: iPad
(2015)
age 5+
 
LEARNING
Gets kids reading with lots of features, fundamentals.
Devices: iPad
(2015)
age 3+
 
Trains' sweet origin story promotes friendship, cooperation.
Network: PBS
(2015)
age 18+
 
A disjointed, clunkily written, too-simple adventure.
Platforms: Windows
(2015)
age 16+
 
Great murder mystery with action-packed Old West twist.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2015)
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age 3+
 
Determined girl sends great-aunt an elephant in quirky tale.
By Philip C. Stead
(2015)
age 3+
 
LEARNING
Basic preschool skills in simple, pricey package.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2015)
age 4+
 
Two strangers form an unlikely bond in sweet wordless tale.
By Marla Frazee
(2014)
age 3+
 
Animated charmer features positive messages -- and farts.
Network: Hulu
(2014)
age 12+
 
Fast-paced thrill ride with werewolves and steampunk fun.
By Gail Carriger
(2014)
age 4+
 
Percy learns about bravery; scarier than past Thomas titles.
On DVD/Streaming
(2014)
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age 15+
 
Taut train thriller's main issue is strong language.
On DVD/Streaming
(2014)
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age 16+
 
Former POW can't shake wartime cruelty in sluggish drama.
On DVD/Streaming
(2014)
age 4+
 
LEARNING
Great app makes long-distance shared reading easy.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2014)
age 12+
 
Dense, complex map tale a treat for seasoned fantasy fans.
By S. E. Grove
(2014)
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age 4+
 
LEARNING
Little engineers direct train's path in addictive puzzler.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2014)
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age 5+
 
LEARNING
Delightful discoveries abound with world-building open play.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire
(2014)
age 5+
 
Cute app lets kids email postcards to friends and family.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire
(2014)
age 12+
 
Rousing finish to historical fairy-fantasy trilogy.
By Sarah Zettel
(2014)

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