App Reviews

Animal Crossing: New Horizons Game Poster Image
age 7+
The island life is idyllic in this latest adventure sim.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch
(2020)
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Chirp Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Girl finds voice to call out harassment in triumphant tale.
By Kate Messner
(2020)
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Night on Earth TV Poster Image
age 10+
Revelatory nature docu captures nocturnal animals worldwide.
Network: Netflix
(2020)
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Seven Worlds, One Planet TV Poster Image
age 9+
Globe-spanning wildlife documentary is compelling, majestic.
Network: BBC America, AMC, IFC, Sundance Channel
(2020)
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Roar Like a Dandelion Book Poster Image
age 3+
Whimsical wordplay, wacky pictures in delightful ABC book.
By Ruth Krauss
(2019)
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Exile from Eden Book Poster Image
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age 16+
Teens tour the apocalypse in zany, touching sci-fi satire.
By Andrew Smith
(2019)
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Planet Zoo Game Poster Image
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age 10+
Deep, attractive, fun zoo sim has some tech issues.
Platforms: Windows
(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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Back from the Brink: Saved from Extinction Movie Poster Image
age 6+
IMAX nature docu proves human efforts can make a difference.
In Theaters Now
(Release Year: 2019)
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Ghost Parade Game Poster Image
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age 10+
Colorful adventure is haunted by poor design and controls.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Windows
(2019)
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Joyland - Kids Learning Games App Poster Image
age 4+
Lots of learning games; illogical mix of skills.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2019)
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Señorita Mariposa Book Poster Image
age 3+
Beautiful bilingual rhyming book about a monarch's journey.
By Ben Gundersheimer
(2019)
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YooHoo to the Rescue TV Poster Image
age 4+
Colorful reboot has positive lessons, lots of animal fun.
Network: Netflix
(2019)
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HEY CLAY BUGS App Poster Image
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age 4+
Create cute bugs from your own clay, or buy theirs.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2019)
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Hidden Pictures Puzzle Play App Poster Image
age 4+
Fun, digital version of the beloved find-it magazine game.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2019)
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Bug Diaries TV Poster Image
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age 5+
Friendly characters' adventures delight in books adaptation.
Network: Amazon Prime Video
(2019)
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Dead Ant Movie Poster Image
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age 16+
Campy horror comedy is full of gore, drugs, swearing.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 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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Tall Tales from the Magical Garden of Antoon Krings Movie Poster Image
age 7+
Cute beehive-and-bug tale with lots of cartoon action.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2019)
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HOMER Stories: Kids Library App Poster Image
age 3+
Solid collection could use less distraction, more features.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2018)
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