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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows Movie Poster Image
age 11+
Action sequel funnier than the first but still only OK.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2016)
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Disney Enchanted Tales App Poster Image
age 11+
Pretty worlds for Disney faves, but kids must wait or spend.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2016)
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Hundred Percent Book Poster Image
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age 11+
Honest, heartrending look at tween friendships, identity.
By Karen Romano Young
(2016)
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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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LikeSo App Poster Image
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age 11+
Speech tool tracks likes, totallys, and whatevers, ya know?
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2016)
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eTABU App Poster Image
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age 11+
Fun adaptation of vocab-building board game; lots of ads.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(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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Endgame Movie Poster Image
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age 11+
Inspiring, if cheesy, story about chess has tragic moments.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2015)
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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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The Boy and the Beast Movie Poster Image
age 11+
Surprisingly touching coming-of-age adventure has heart.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2016)
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The Confirmation Movie Poster Image
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age 11+
Drama, humor mix as dad sobers up to be with his young son.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2016)
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The Red Badge of Courage Book Poster Image
age 11+
Compelling Civil War novel questions morality of battle.
By Stephen Crane
(1895)
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Lumo Game Poster Image
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age 11+
Mind-bending puzzler with distinct nostalgic flavor.
Platforms: Linux, Mac, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2016)
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Shadwen Game Poster Image
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age 11+
Pretty yet generic action-stealth with minimal violence.
Platforms: Linux, Mac, PlayStation 4, Windows
(2016)
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Angry Birds Action! App Poster Image
age 11+
Still angry, but more ads in movie-promo pinball game.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2016)
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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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Strong TV Poster Image
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age 11+
Fitness reality has little originality, lots of competition.
Network: NBC
(2016)
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yHomework - Math Solver App Poster Image
age 11+
Solve math problems, see process, pay for extended use.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2016)
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Stories: The Path of Destinies Game Poster Image
age 11+
Generic action game with bright visuals doesn't stand out.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Windows
(2016)
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