TV Reviews

The Legend of Longwood Movie Poster Image
age 11+
Mythical horse adventure has some peril, spooky scenes.
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(Release Year: 2015)
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Project Root Game Poster Image
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age 11+
Addictive but slightly flawed arcade shooter.
Platforms: PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, Xbox One
(2015)
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How to Read a Story Book Poster Image
age 5+
Sweet, engaging steps for budding readers.
By Kate Messner
(2015)
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Terraria App Poster Image
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age 11+
Well-done Minecraft-like game, with action twist.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire
(2015)
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The Whispering Trees: The Thickety, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 11+
Creepy sequel has violent clashes, ethical dilemmas.
By J.A. White
(2015)
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My Little Pony: Cutie Pox App Poster Image
age 5+
No-frills ebook best for fans of the series.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2015)
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Inspector Gadget TV Poster Image
age 5+
Fun remake of '80s classic has multigenerational appeal.
Network: Netflix
(2015)
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It's Only Stanley Book Poster Image
age 5+
Dog turns house into moon rocket in fun, wacky story.
By Jon Agee
(2015)
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Jasper: Journey to the End of the World Movie Poster Image
age 5+
Original, funny adventure has mild danger, comic pratfalls.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2015)
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Show Your Disney Side App Poster Image
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age 5+
Take a selfie to transform into a Disney character.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch
(2015)
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Echo Book Poster Image
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age 11+
Tales of injustice masterfully blend with a dash of magic.
By Pam Munoz Ryan
(2015)
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The Princess in Black Book Poster Image
age 5+
Fun tale of monster-fighting princess who leads double life.
By Shannon Hale, Dean Hale
(2014)
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Santa Hunters TV Poster Image
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age 5+
So-so movie has action, crudity, and minimal holiday spirit.
Network: Nickelodeon
(2014)
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Tarzan of the Apes Book Poster Image
age 11+
Original ape-man tale more violent, racist than the films.
By Edgar Rice Burroughs
(1912)
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The Misadventures of Sweetie Pie Book Poster Image
age 5+
Dark, unsettling story of pet endangered by children.
By Chris Van Allsburg
(2014)
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Ling & Ting: Twice as Silly Book Poster Image
age 5+
Funny twins serve up smiles in third book.
By Grace Lin
(2014)
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The Wind Rises Movie Poster Image
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age 11+
Lovely, contemplative tale of famed aeronautical engineer.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2014)
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Odd Squad TV Poster Image
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age 5+
Lively mixed-media series solves mysteries with math skills.
Network: PBS Kids
(2014)
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The Scandalous Sisterhood of Prickwillow Place Book Poster Image
age 11+
Dark but fun 1890 murder mystery has feminist message.
By Julie Berry
(2014)
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Shantae and the Pirate's Curse Game Poster Image
age 11+
Pirate-themed adventure with mild violence is great for all.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo Wii U, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2014)
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