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Star Wars: Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back Movie Poster Image
age 8+
The best of the original series, but the most intense, too.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1980)
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Invader Zim TV Poster Image
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age 8+
This little green guy has one big 'tude.
Network: Nicktoons
(2001)
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My Life as a Teenage Robot TV Poster Image
age 8+
Cartoon looks cool, but it can be a bit of a drag.
Network: Nickelodeon
(2003)
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Robotboy TV Poster Image
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age 8+
Robot's firepower makes show iffy for kids.
Network: Cartoon Network
(2005)
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Transformers: Cybertron TV Poster Image
age 8+
Latest robot series steps into the final frontier.
Network: Cartoon Network
(2005)
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Transformers: Animated TV Poster Image
age 8+
So-so; feels like a barely disguised commercial.
Network: Cartoon Network
(2007)
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Star Wars: Episode I: The Phantom Menace Movie Poster Image
age 8+
Kid-centric but violent prequel lacks originals' energy.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2012)
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Sherlock Holmes in the 22nd Century TV Poster Image
age 8+
Sherlock Holmes battles crime in the future.
Network: WB
(1999)
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Eon Kid TV Poster Image
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age 8+
Robotic arm points to adventure, fantasy violence.
Network: CW
(2006)
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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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Star Wars: Episode VI: The Return of the Jedi Movie Poster Image
age 8+
Ewok-filled finale less Force-ful than previous.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1983)
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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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Short Circuit 2 Movie Poster Image
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age 8+
Fewer explosions and more charm than the first.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1988)
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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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Transformers TV Poster Image
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age 8+
Classic '80s 'toon more than just a commercial in disguise.
Network: Syndicated, Discovery Family Channel
(1984)
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Star Wars: The Clone Wars Movie Poster Image
age 8+
CGI Star Wars saga is dull, despite action.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2008)
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Transformers Prime TV Poster Image
age 8+
Action, violence don't overshadow worthy messages for kids.
Network: Discovery Family Channel
(2010)
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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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Voltron Force TV Poster Image
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age 8+
Cartoon violence, toy marketing leave little to recommend.
Network: Nicktoons
(2011)
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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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