App Reviews

Code the Robot. Save the Cat App Poster Image
age 8+
Create and play with cute, cat-friendly coding puzzler.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2020)
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Ellie, Engineer: In the Spotlight Book Poster Image
age 8+
Ellie fixes stuff, tackles mystery in fun pageant tale.
By Jackson Pearce
(2019)
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Counting the Stars: The Story of Katherine Johnson, NASA Mathematician Book Poster Image
age 8+
Beautiful, detailed Katherine Johnson bio for older kids.
By Lesa Cline-Ransome
(2019)
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Bee Simulator Game Poster Image
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age 8+
Take flight and "bee" what the hive is buzzing about.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2019)
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Knowin: Learn Coding App Poster Image
age 8+
Tutorials great for beginners but no space for exploration.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2019)
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Project Middle School: Hope: Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Relatable tale of girl finding her voice at new school.
By Alyssa Milano, Debbie Rigaud
(2019)
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Time Immersive App Poster Image
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age 8+
Hit-or-miss AR experiences on an equally shaky platform.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2019)
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Weird Little Robots Book Poster Image
age 8+
Girls find friendship and love of science in engaging story.
By Carolyn Crimi
(2019)
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Astronaut Movie Poster Image
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age 8+
Pro-STEM empowerment tale has diverse characters.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2019)
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Kid Scientists: True Tales of Childhood from Science Superstars Book Poster Image
age 8+
Inspiring look at the young lives of famous scientists.
By David Stabler
(2018)
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Armstrong Movie Poster Image
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age 8+
Portrait of an American hero celebrates humility, hard work.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2019)
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Max Einstein: Rebels with a Cause Book Poster Image
age 8+
Kid geniuses use science to solve big issues in fun sequel.
By James Patterson, Chris Grabenstein
(2019)
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Savage Builds TV Poster Image
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age 8+
Fun, educational STEM series features cool design projects.
Network: Discovery Channel
(2019)
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The Pack - NYSCI App Poster Image
age 8+
Unique environmental game marred by lack of instructions.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2019)
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Adventure Academy App Poster Image
age 8+
Solid learning content might get lost within greater game.
Devices: iPhone, iPad, Mac, Android, Windows app
(2019)
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The Strangers: Greystone Secrets, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Kids travel to another dimension in clever sci-fi adventure.
By Margaret Peterson Haddix
(2019)
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Nintendo Labo Toy-Con VR Kit Game Poster Image
age 8+
Cardboard crafting meets fun virtual reality experiences.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch
(2019)
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Seek by iNaturalist App Poster Image
age 8+
Snap photos, spot species with kid-friendly citizen science.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2019)
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JigSpace App Poster Image
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age 8+
Cool virtual models for learning; AR has limitations.
Devices: iPhone, iPad
(2019)
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Science Fair Movie Poster Image
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age 8+
Compelling, entertaining docu about teen science geniuses.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2018)
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