All Reviews

Spotify Kids App Poster Image
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age 4+
Solid music streaming for kids; some brands, iffy content.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2020)
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Black Girl Unlimited: The Remarkable Story of a Teenage Wizard Book Poster Image
age 16+
Girl survives through smarts and magic in intense novel.
By Echo Brown
(2020)
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Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire Ultimate Edition Game Poster Image
age 16+
Definitive sequel is rich with content, depth, and choice.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2020)
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Hello Ninja TV Poster Image
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age 4+
Knee-high ninja kids save the day, learn valuable lessons.
Network: Netflix
(2019)
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Dasher Book Poster Image
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age 4+
Reindeer's origin story has striking art, lots of heart.
By Matt Tavares
(2019)
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Elf Pets: A Fox Cub's Tale Movie Poster Image
age 4+
Lights, songs, and good cheer delight in short holiday tale.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2019)
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True: Winter Wishes TV Poster Image
age 4+
Hero races to save kingdom from icy fate in sweet tale.
Network: Netflix
(2019)
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Cursed Book Poster Image
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age 16+
Fierce woman leads reimagined, violent Arthurian tale.
By Thomas Wheeler
(2019)
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Rune II Game Poster Image
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age 16+
Buggy, outdated sequel makes you root for Ragnarok.
Platforms: Windows
(2019)
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True: Grabbleapple Harvest TV Poster Image
age 4+
Sweet seasonal tale emphasizes mindful problem-solving.
Network: Netflix
(2019)
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Jelly Band App Poster Image
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age 4+
Build fun musical loops, with limitations.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2019)
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Ninth House Book Poster Image
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age 16+
YA author's adult fantasy has lots of drugs, sex, violence.
By Leigh Bardugo
(2019)
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Mazaam - The Musical Genius App Poster Image
age 4+
Lovely harmony of audio and visuals could use more variety.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2019)
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Hey Grandude! Book Poster Image
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age 4+
Grandfather takes kids to far-away places in magical romp.
By Paul McCartney
(2019)
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Asgard's Wrath Game Poster Image
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age 16+
Cosmic power is yours in bloody, mature Norse VR tale.
Platforms: Oculus Rift
(2019)
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Weverse App Poster Image
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age 16+
K-pop fans connect when translation tool works.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2019)
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Sulwe Book Poster Image
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age 4+
Girl learns to embrace her dark skin in magical tale.
By Lupita Nyong'o
(2019)
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Code Vein Game Poster Image
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age 16+
Tough tale with vampires, lots of blood, objectified women.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2019)
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Stygian: Reign of the Old Ones Game Poster Image
age 16+
Dismal noir horror with equally dismal gameplay.
Platforms: Windows
(2019)
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Contra Rogue Corps Game Poster Image
age 16+
Bloody twin-stick shooter appeals only to franchise fans.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2019)
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