All Reviews

age 10+
 
3 generations of homesteaders work together off the grid.
Network: Discovery Channel
(2015)
age 10+
 
An exceptionally fun, challenging, and charming game.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2015)
age 10+
 
Viral video experiments inspire entertaining science series.
Network: SCIENCE
(2015)
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age 10+
 
Cutesy but difficult pixelated take on prison escapes.
Platforms: Windows, Xbox One
(2015)
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age 10+
 
Tween-friendly Canadian drama with horses, heartbreak.
Network: UPtv
(2015)
age 10+
 
LEARNING
Memory-grabbing creative wonderland has in-app purchases.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2015)
age 10+
 
Fierce memoir about Asian family makes fresh, sweet sitcom.
Network: ABC
(2015)
age 10+
 
Homage to gaming pioneers is tween friendly but overlong.
On DVD/Streaming
(2015)
age 10+
 
Danger looms in action-packed island adventure.
By Lisa McMann
(2015)
age 10+
 
LEARNING
Fun mix of platform creation and arcade play.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2015)
age 10+
 
Appealing tale of flawed, noble prince offers strong values.
By Diane Stanley
(2015)
age 10+
 
Inventors pitch to investors in STEM-based reality.
Network: SCIENCE
(2015)
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age 10+
 
Earnest coming-of-age film uses chess as a metaphor.
On DVD/Streaming
(2015)
age 10+
 
Vivid recollections of a teen girl in the Selma march.
By Lynda Blackmon Lowery, Elspeth Leacock, Susan Buckley
(2015)
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age 10+
 
LEARNING
Text-heavy social scripts for kids on the autism spectrum.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2015)
age 10+
 
Quirky, role-playing fun has mild violence, lots of laughs.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo Wii U, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, Windows
(2015)
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age 10+
 
LEARNING
Flashy, but young gamers will need persistence to get tips.
URL: http://play.nintendo.com/
(2015)
age 10+
 
Blatant Frozen rip-off is inappropriate for small kids.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2015)
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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)
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age 10+
 
Musical melodrama lacks charisma but is fine for tweens.
On DVD/Streaming
(2015)

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