All Reviews

The Huntsman: Winter's War Movie Poster Image
age 14+
Messy, violent Snow White sequel wastes its great actors.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2016)
The Girl Who Drank the Moon Book Poster Image
age 10+
Entrancing fantasy spun with magic stresses power of love.
By Kelly Barnhill
(2016)
 
Kubo and the Two Strings Movie Poster Image
age 9+
Beautiful epic about storytelling hero can be dark, scary.
In Theaters Now
(Release Year: 2016)
Regal Academy TV Poster Image
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age 7+
Mixed messages emerge in fairy tale-inspired series.
Network: Nickelodeon
(2016)
The Crimson Skew: The Mapmaker's Trilogy, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 12+
Fabulous end to complex trilogy includes anti-war message.
By S. E. Grove
(2016)
 
Pete's Dragon (2016) Movie Poster Image
age 7+
Wonderful remake of Disney classic has peril, sad moments.
In Theaters Now
(Release Year: 2016)
Monster Hunt Movie Poster Image
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age 9+
Chinese fantasy mega-hit has lots of martial-arts action.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2016)
Abzu Game Poster Image
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age 10+
Artistic aquatic adventure filled with mystery, wonder.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Windows
(2016)
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child: Parts One and Two Book Poster Image
age 10+
Engaging time-travel play satisfying for fans.
By J. K. Rowling, John Tiffany, Jack Thorne
(2016)
The Shadow Cadets of Pennyroyal Academy: Pennyroyal Academy, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 10+
Lessons, magic, gore in exciting princess-school sequel.
By M.A. Larson
(2016)
Lowriders to the Center of the Earth: Lowriders in Space, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Friends wrestle Aztec god in vibrant, zany graphic novel.
By Cathy Camper
(2016)
Poké Amino for Pokémon Community App Poster Image
age 13+
Social networking for Pokémon fans best for teens.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2016)
Mutant Mudds Super Challenge Game Poster Image
age 10+
Challenging retro love letter entertains but lacks depth.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo Wii U, Windows
(2016)
An Author's Odyssey: The Land of Stories, Book 5 Book Poster Image
age 10+
Pirates, space aliens, mummies add to mishmash mayhem.
By Chris Colfer
(2016)
Sticks & Stones Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Quirky tween dramedy has strong messages about self-esteem.
By Abby Cooper
(2016)
Wind-Up Knight 2 Game Poster Image
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age 10+
Little adventure is fun but loses steam with long play.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2016)
Blade Arcus from Shining: Battle Arena Game Poster Image
age 13+
Formulaic fighter that's lacking some depth, punch.
Platforms: Windows
(2016)
School of the Dead Book Poster Image
age 8+
Suspenseful, action-packed ghost story has mild scares.
By Avi
(2016)
Naruto Online Game Poster Image
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age 12+
Turn-based multiplayer only captures half of show's magic.
Platforms: Facebook, Mac, Windows
(2016)
Elena of Avalor TV Poster Image
age 5+
Spunky Latina-inspired princess is an excellent role model.
Network: Disney Junior
(2016)

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