App Reviews

Spider: Rite of the Shrouded Moon Game Poster Image
age 8+
Arachnid spins unconventional action with some repetition.
Platforms: Linux, Mac, Windows, iPhone
(2015)
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Book of the Dead: TombQuest, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Straightforward mummy adventure with a side of gamer fun.
By Michael Northrop
(2015)
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Hidden Habitats TV Poster Image
age 8+
Beautiful, smart nature documentary has some tense moments.
Network: BBC America
(2014)
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Curiosity Machine Website Poster Image
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age 8+
Open-ended STEM challenges support innovative thinking.
URL: https://www.curiositymachine.org
(2014)
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Minuscule: Valley of the Lost Ants - A Fingerprint Network App App Poster Image
age 8+
Fun bug-themed racing game challenging but not impossible.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2014)
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Ruby Goldberg's Bright Idea Book Poster Image
age 8+
Warm story of science-lover learning to be a good friend.
By Anna Humphrey
(2013)
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Pokémon X/Pokémon Y Game Poster Image
age 8+
Gameplay and characters kids love with some new twists.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2013)
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DIY Nano App Poster Image
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age 8+
Spark big interest in tiny things on this super science app.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2013)
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Turbo: Super Stunt Squad Game Poster Image
age 8+
Fun movie-based game filled with snail racing and tricks.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo DS, Nintendo Wii, Nintendo Wii U, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360
(2013)
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Design Squad Global Website Poster Image
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age 8+
Fun PBS site introduces kids to engineering.
URL: http://pbskids.org/designsquad
(2012)
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Glow Bugs App Poster Image
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age 8+
Kids guide ladybug in simple yet entertaining freemium app.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2012)
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Space Physics App Poster Image
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age 8+
Clever physics game can be tricky on small screens.
Devices: Android, Kindle Fire
(2011)
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The Magic School Bus and the Climate Challenge Book Poster Image
age 8+
A hefty science lesson mixed with tips on taking action.
By Joanna Cole
(2010)
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Scratch Website Poster Image
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age 8+
Graphical application gives kids a taste of programming.
URL: http://scratch.mit.edu/
(2009)
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HowStuffWorks TV Poster Image
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age 8+
Smart, fascinating choice for curious families.
Network: Discovery Channel
(2008)
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The Sound Barrier Movie Poster Image
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age 8+
Thoughtful, thrilling test pilot drama has moments of peril.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1952)
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Antz Movie Poster Image
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age 8+
Great effects and characters, but surprisingly violent.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1998)
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