Book Reviews

Oliver Book Poster Image
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age 3+
Imaginative boy goes down the drain on fantastic adventure.
By Judith Rossell
(2012)
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LeapFrog Explorer Learning Game: Brave Game Poster Image
age 6+
Adventure game challenges your knowledge of flora and fauna.
Platforms: LeapFrog games
(2012)
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Kinect Sesame Street TV Game Poster Image
age 3+
Excellent example of educational interactive television.
Platforms: Xbox 360
(2012)
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Magic Tree House Series Book Poster Image
age 6+
Fun, educational chapter books have something for everyone.
By Mary Pope Osborne
(1992)
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VTech InnoTab Software - Brave Game Poster Image
age 6+
Learning game based on movie has archery target shooting.
Platforms: InnoTab, InnoTab 2
(2012)
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Harold and the Purple Crayon Book Poster Image
age 3+
Imagination reigns in timeless classic about drawing boy.
By Crockett Johnson
(1955)
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Ladybug Girl and Bingo Book Poster Image
age 3+
Fun camping adventure has one brief scary moment.
By Jacky Davis
(2012)
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Toy Story of TERROR! Movie Poster Image
age 6+
Horror film-themed TV special is sweet treat for families.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2014)
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Martha Speaks: Shelter Dog Blues Book Poster Image
age 6+
Lively talking-dog adventure fosters vocabulary, compassion.
By Susan Meddaugh
(2010)
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Jack and the Beanstalk by Nosy Crow App Poster Image
age 6+
Kids take active role in impressive interactive adventure.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2014)
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Curious George and the Firefighters by i Read With App Poster Image
age 3+
Fun story gives parents great tools to build strong readers.
Devices: iPad
(2014)
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Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker Game Poster Image
age 6+
Cute puzzle-filled adventure for kids and kids at heart.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch, Nintendo Wii U
(2018)
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The Adventures of Beekle: The Unimaginary Friend Book Poster Image
age 3+
Cute, fresh take on having an imaginary friend.
By Dan Santat
(2014)
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Wallykazam!: The Big Goblin Problem TV Poster Image
age 3+
Friendly messages, superb literacy content, fun adventure.
Network: Nickelodeon
(2015)
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Drum Dream Girl: How One Girl’s Courage Changed Music Book Poster Image
age 3+
Gorgeous, magical story of a girl with music in her heart.
By Margarita Engle
(2015)
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There’s a Zombie in My Bathtub: Here's Hank, Book 5 Book Poster Image
age 6+
Resourceful Hank faces fears in fun Halloween story.
By Henry Winkler, Lin Oliver
(2015)
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Snail Bob 2 Game Poster Image
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age 6+
Clever cartoonish puzzle adventure perfect for families.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2015)
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The Wiz Live! Movie Poster Image
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age 6+
Brilliant, star-studded performance is great family fare.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2015)
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Sesame Street App Poster Image
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age 3+
Stellar clips (and games!) right at your fingertips.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2016)
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A Child of Books Book Poster Image
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age 6+
Stunning art marks celebration of kids' classic literature.
By Oliver Jeffers
(2016)
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