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PopJam App Poster Image
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age 11+
Social media app for kids under 13 pushes follows and likes.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2016)
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Madden NFL 17 Game Poster Image
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age 8+
Top sports franchise scores touchdown with big improvements.
Platforms: PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One
(2016)
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The Adventures of Panda Warrior Movie Poster Image
age 8+
Action-packed cartoon with animal heroes in frequent danger.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2016)
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INKS. App Poster Image
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age 8+
Pinball plus pleasant watercolors and meditative music.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2016)
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The Martial Arts Kid Movie Poster Image
age 11+
Karate Kid homage offers decent messages, so-so story.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2015)
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Chime Sharp Game Poster Image
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age 8+
Soothing puzzler moves to its own beat.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2016)
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Rocket League Collector's Edition Game Poster Image
age 8+
Super-fun family-friendly game with extra content.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2016)
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KidMix -- The Social Network & Playdate Planner for Kids App Poster Image
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age 8+
Social media scaffolding, playdate planner, fun content.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2016)
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Baseball and the Ballerina Movie Poster Image
age 11+
Sweet, slow-moving father-daughter tale has mild swearing.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2002)
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Top Spin Movie Poster Image
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age 11+
Teens chase Olympic dreams in compelling sports documentary.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2014)
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Imba Means Sing Movie Poster Image
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age 8+
Vibrant, uplifting docu about African children's choir.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2015)
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Friday Night Tykes TV Poster Image
age 11+
Reality series shows ugly side of competitive youth sports.
Network: Syndicated
(2016)
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Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games Game Poster Image
age 8+
Fun but repetitive collection of summer sports games.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2016)
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Backstage TV Poster Image
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age 8+
So-so Fame-esque kids' show raises relevant issues.
Network: Disney Channel
(2016)
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MLB The Show 16 Game Poster Image
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age 8+
Fine-tuned baseball game is a home run, but full of ads.
Platforms: PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4
(2016)
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My All American Movie Poster Image
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age 11+
Heartfelt (if bland) football biopic is great for game fans.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2015)
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Robots Go Wild! House of Robots, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Good-vs.-bad robot antics will hook reluctant readers.
By James Patterson, Chris Grabenstein
(2015)
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Amplitude Game Poster Image
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age 8+
All-too-short musical treat for both the eyes and ears.
Platforms: PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4
(2016)
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MX vs. ATV Supercross Encore Game Poster Image
age 8+
Mediocre racer has bad controls, visuals issues.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2015)
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Project Runway: Junior TV Poster Image
age 11+
Seamless spinoff has less drama, more positive mentoring.
Network: Lifetime
(2015)
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