Game Reviews

The Whale Movie Poster Image
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age 8+
Touching nature docu gets too emotional for littlest kids.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2011)
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Wild Horse, Wild Ride Movie Poster Image
age 10+
Moving docu shows depth of human-horse bond.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2012)
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Disney Epic Mickey: Power of Illusion Game Poster Image
age 10+
Clever cartoon platformer has some tedious elements.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2012)
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The Unfinished Swan Game Poster Image
age 10+
Innovative and poetic game with an uplifting life message.
Platforms: PlayStation 3
(2012)
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The Girl Who Fell Beneath Fairyland and Led the Revels There Book Poster Image
age 10+
September heads for underworld in stunning Fairyland sequel.
By Catherynne M. Valente
(2012)
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Jock the Hero Dog Movie Poster Image
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age 10+
Uplifting dog tale features more menace than you'd expect.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2012)
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Kinect Nat Geo TV Game Poster Image
age 8+
Nature-themed interactive TV software puts kids in the show.
Platforms: Xbox 360
(2012)
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Of Giants and Ice: The Ever Afters, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Derivative but fun fairy-tale adventure.
By Shelby Bach
(2012)
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Sophie and Sheba Movie Poster Image
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age 8+
Animal friendship movie in circus setting has some peril.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2012)
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Off the Hook: Extreme Catches TV Poster Image
age 10+
Enthusiastic host may lure tweens, but expect swearing.
Network: Animal Planet
(2010)
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The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making Book Poster Image
age 10+
Unusual, compelling tale sends girl, readers on grand quest.
By Catherynne M. Valente
(2011)
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The Wishing Spell: The Land of Stories, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Captivating, imaginative story of kids in fairy-tale world.
By Chris Colfer
(2012)
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Ice Age: Continental Drift: Arctic Games Game Poster Image
age 8+
Amusing collection of mini-games for two-player fun.
Platforms: Nintendo DS, Nintendo Wii, PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360
(2012)
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Laugh with the Moon Book Poster Image
age 10+
Moving story of grieving American teen in African village.
By Shana Burg
(2012)
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The Jungle Book Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Mowgli and more in timeless, suspenseful tales.
By Rudyard Kipling
(1894)
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Brave: The Video Game Game Poster Image
age 10+
Average movie spin-off has mild but persistent violence.
Platforms: Nintendo DS, Nintendo Wii, PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360
(2012)
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Big Miracle Movie Poster Image
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age 8+
Animal-rescue tale has one death but otherwise OK for kids.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2012)
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Life's a Jungle: Africa's Most Wanted Movie Poster Image
age 8+
Tedious Madagascar rip-off with some crude humor.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2012)
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Tua and the Elephant Book Poster Image
age 8+
Fun, exciting tale of Thai girl who rescues an elephant.
By R.P. Harris
(2012)
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The Hero's Guide to Saving Your Kingdom Book Poster Image
age 8+
Engaging fairy tale spoof is clever and funny.
By Christopher Healy
(2012)
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