Game Reviews

Doraemon: New Nobita's Great Demon-Peko and the Exploration Party of Five Movie Poster Image
age 8+
Cartoon violence in anime with friendship, courage themes.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2014)
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Bite-Sized Magic: Bliss, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Magic baker girl is kidnapped in fun, fast-moving sequel.
By Kathryn Littlewood
(2014)
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Christmas with Tucker TV Poster Image
age 8+
Sugary holiday tale steeped in family-friendly messages.
Network: Hallmark Channel
(2013)
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Randi Rhodes Ninja Detective: The Case of the Time-Capsule Bandit Book Poster Image
age 8+
Action-packed mystery teaches kids detective skills.
By Octavia Spencer
(2013)
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Flora & Ulysses: The Illuminated Adventures Book Poster Image
age 8+
Funny, poignant tale of cynical girl, superpowered squirrel.
By Kate DiCamillo
(2013)
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NBA 2K14 Game Poster Image
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age 8+
Stellar NBA basketball sim is slam-dunk family fun.
Platforms: PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox 360, Xbox One
(2013)
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Dr. Chris Pet Vet TV Poster Image
age 8+
Aussie doc patches up animals in average reality series.
Network: CBS
(2013)
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FIFA 14 Game Poster Image
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age 8+
Not too different from last year, but a stellar soccer sim.
Platforms: PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, Xbox 360, Xbox One
(2013)
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Guardian of the Highlands Movie Poster Image
age 8+
Wildlife adventure has some peril, sensual characters.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2013)
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Madden NFL 25 Game Poster Image
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age 8+
Milestone 25th Madden game drops the ball on innovation.
Platforms: PlayStation 3, Xbox 360
(2013)
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Mr. Peabody & Sherman TV Poster Image
age 8+
Witty classic time-travel cartoon appeals more to adults.
Network: Hulu
(1959)
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Sox: A Family's Best Friend Movie Poster Image
age 8+
Talking-dog movie about blended families is painfully dull.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2013)
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The Mouse with the Question Mark Tail Book Poster Image
age 8+
Swashbuckling adventure of mouse in Queen Victoria's court.
By Richard Peck
(2013)
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Elvis and the Underdogs Book Poster Image
age 8+
Lighthearted story of sickly kid helped by huge talking dog.
By Jenny Lee
(2013)
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Ice Math Ninjas: ZERO App Poster Image
age 8+
Fruit Ninja-style app with number focus, cute backstory.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire
(2013)
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An Easter Bunny Puppy Movie Poster Image
age 8+
Kids looking for cute Easter tale will be disappointed.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2013)
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A Talking Cat!?! Movie Poster Image
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age 8+
Kids looking for a cute cat tale will be disappointed.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2013)
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A Dash of Magic: Bliss, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Young cook battles wicked aunt in fun, Paris-set sequel.
By Kathryn Littlewood
(2013)
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Escape From Hat Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Clever epic of heroic rabbits vs. evil black cats.
By Adam Kline
(2012)
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On the Road to Mr. Mineo's Book Poster Image
age 8+
Leisurely small-town comedy of homing pigeon on the lam.
By Barbara O'Connor
(2012)
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