All Reviews

Citizens of Earth Game Poster Image
age 10+
Quirky, role-playing fun has mild violence, lots of laughs.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo Wii U, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, Windows
(2015)
A Little Game Movie Poster Image
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age 10+
Earnest coming-of-age film uses chess as a metaphor.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2014)
Play Nintendo Website Poster Image
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age 10+
LEARNING
Flashy, but young gamers will need persistence to get tips.
URL: http://play.nintendo.com/
(2015)
Anna Giving Birth App Poster Image
age 10+
Blatant Frozen rip-off is inappropriate for small kids.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2015)
Just Get 10 App Poster Image
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age 10+
LEARNING
Numbers puzzler challenges; limited tries might frustrate.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Fire phone, Kindle Fire
(2015)
23 Blast Movie Poster Image
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age 10+
Inspiring true-life tale about blind football player.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2014)
The Identical Movie Poster Image
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age 10+
Musical melodrama lacks charisma but is fine for tweens.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2014)
Wild Transport TV Poster Image
age 10+
Entertaining reality crew brings exotic animals to safety.
Network: A&E
(2015)
A Horse for Summer Movie Poster Image
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age 10+
Faith-based film about rebellious teen has heavy themes.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2015)
A Plague of Bogles Book Poster Image
age 10+
Second in fantasy trilogy cranks up the suspense and dread.
By Catherine Jinks
(2015)
Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric Game Poster Image
age 10+
Sub-par Sonic game hits too many speed bumps.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii U
(2015)
Shape Up Game Poster Image
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age 10+
Far from perfect, but a fun way to get kids exercising.
Platforms: Xbox One
(2014)
Antboy: Revenge of the Red Fury Movie Poster Image
age 10+
Iffy humor, bullying in Danish superhero sequel.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2014)
Scorpion Mountain: Brotherband Chronicles, Book 5 Book Poster Image
age 10+
Exciting adventure pits Heron crew against cult assassins.
By John Flanagan
(2014)
Brian and the Boz Movie Poster Image
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age 10+
Smart docu about controversial football player's redemption.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2014)
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)
Niko: The Journey to Magika Movie Poster Image
age 10+
Bland animated adventure with bullying, demonic imagery.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2014)
Get Santa Movie Poster Image
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age 10+
British Christmas comedy has rude humor, some mature themes.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2014)
The Talos Principle Game Poster Image
age 10+
LEARNING
Tech-focused sci-fi puzzler challenges, makes players think.
Platforms: Linux, Mac, Windows
(2014)
The Madman of Piney Woods Book Poster Image
age 10+
Moving 1901 adventure explores race, class, mental illness.
By Christopher Paul Curtis
(2014)

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