All Reviews

The Dog Lover Movie Poster Image
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age 10+
Heavy-handed drama is well-acted but manipulative.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2016)
Star Fox Guard Game Poster Image
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age 10+
Fun, challenging tower defense with cartoonish violence.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii U
(2016)
Star Fox Zero Game Poster Image
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age 10+
Space shooter fun, but has mild violence, clunky controls.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii U
(2016)
Raymie Nightingale Book Poster Image
age 10+
Tragedy, triumph, and wisdom in funny, heartfelt tween tale.
By Kate DiCamillo
(2016)
No Better Friend: Young Readers Edition: A Man, a Dog, and Their Incredible True Story of Friendship and Survival in World War II Book Poster Image
age 10+
Remarkable account of dog and radar man in POW camp.
By Robert Weintraub
(2016)
Exploding Kittens App Poster Image
age 10+
Potentially great but flawed version of the card game.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2016)
When Mischief Came to Town Book Poster Image
age 10+
Girl shakes up Danish island in heartfelt outsider tale.
By Katrina Nannestad
(2016)
Army Dog Movie Poster Image
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age 10+
Predictable father-daughter tale has solid messages, peril.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2016)
Adventure Time: Finn and Jake Investigations Game Poster Image
age 10+
Amusing but flawed short brawler for fans of the TV series.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo Wii U, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One
(2015)
The Marvels Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Epic saga of theater family, told mostly in pictures.
By Brian Selznick
(2015)
The Curious World of Calpurnia Tate Book Poster Image
age 10+
Callie gets into science and scrapes in strong sequel.
By Jacqueline Kelly
(2015)
Hopper's Destiny: Mouseheart, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 10+
Mouse vs. cats, humans in heroic, gory rodent saga sequel.
By Lisa Fiedler
(2015)
 
Belle and Sebastian Movie Poster Image
age 10+
Beautiful film about WWII has intense themes, drinking.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2015)
Zoey to the Max Movie Poster Image
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age 10+
Tale of foster kid and dog marred by amateurish filmmaking.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2015)
K-9: Knightley & Son, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 10+
Less quirky, darker, more absorbing mystery sequel.
By Rohan Gavin
(2015)
Grumpy Cat's Worst Christmas Ever Movie Poster Image
age 10+
Mediocre movie punctuated by recurring marketing tie-ins.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2014)
The Dogs of Winter Book Poster Image
age 10+
Harrowing but uplifting story of orphan saved by dogs.
By Bobbie Pyron
(2014)
Fantasy Life Game Poster Image
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age 10+
Fun life simulator lets kids experiment with careers.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2014)
Calling Dr. Pol TV Poster Image
age 10+
Veterinarian's work makes for decent family fare.
Network: CW
(2014)
Island of Legends: The Unwanteds, Book 4 Book Poster Image
age 10+
Moral dilemmas abound in thrilling, imaginative sequel.
By Lisa McMann
(2014)

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