All Reviews

Evan Almighty Movie Poster Image
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age 8+
Carell's morality tale much milder than Carrey's.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2007)
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Mekazoo Game Poster Image
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age 8+
Fun arcade side-scrolling platformer for young and old.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2016)
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Roller Girl Book Poster Image
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age 8+
With girl power galore, graphic novel is great for tweens.
By Victoria Jamieson
(2015)
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Cato's Hike: A Programming and Logic Odyssey App Poster Image
age 8+
Maze puzzler makes learning programming an adventure.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2013)
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Glitch Techs TV Poster Image
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age 8+
Likable gaming-inspired show promotes diversity, teamwork.
Network: Netflix
(2020)
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Sega Ages Puyo Puyo 2 Game Poster Image
age 8+
Classic puzzler has a new home but shows its age.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch
(2020)
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Matilda Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Kid genius gets revenge on mean adults in fun fantasy.
By Roald Dahl
(2005)
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Missile Command: Recharged App Poster Image
age 8+
Defend the skies in modern remake of the arcade classic.
Devices: iPhone, iPad, Android
(2020)
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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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Pokémon Sword/Shield Game Poster Image
age 8+
Easily accessible adventure for series newcomers and vets.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch
(2019)
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Endlings TV Poster Image
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age 8+
Campy sci-fi series has heartwarming themes for families.
Network: Hulu
(2020)
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Things Seen from Above Book Poster Image
age 8+
Kids discover a quirky loner's talent in lovely, kind story.
By Shelley Pearsall
(2020)
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Confessions of a Dork Lord Book Poster Image
age 8+
Tale of magic-impaired underdog on quest is slow, overdone.
By Mike Johnston
(2020)
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Roundguard Game Poster Image
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age 8+
Clever pinball-esque puzzler has a bit of mild combat.
Platforms: Apple Arcade, Windows
(2020)
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Four Kids and It Movie Poster Image
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age 8+
Magical family adventure has positive messages, mild peril.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2020)
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Wayside School Beneath the Cloud of Doom: Wayside School, Book 4 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Sweet absurdity abounds with normal kids in a wacky school.
By Louis Sachar
(2020)
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When the Sea Turned to Silver Book Poster Image
age 8+
Rich folklore-fantasy blend makes a great read-aloud.
By Grace Lin
(2016)
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The Owl House TV Poster Image
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age 8+
Engaging, quirky fantasy series has broad viewing appeal.
Network: Disney Channel
(2020)
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Close Encounters of the Nerd Kind: The Nerdy Dozen, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Likable kids anchor goofy secret-agent sequel.
By Jeff Miller
(2015)
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A Whole New Ballgame: Rip and Red, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Fun, gentle story about kids gaining confidence and empathy.
By Phil Bildner
(2015)
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