Game Reviews

Cars 2: The Video Game Game Poster Image
age 10+
Great combat racing, but loads of gunfire and explosions.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo Wii, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360
(2011)
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Forza Motorsport 4 Game Poster Image
age 10+
Excellent racing sim that's easy to play but has open chat.
Platforms: Xbox 360
(2011)
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My First Classical Music App HD App Poster Image
age 5+
Modern, engaging intro to the fineries of classical music.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2011)
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it's a small world App Poster Image
age 4+
Sweet, engaging sing-along app captures spirit of park ride.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Nook HD
(2011)
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Every Body Has a Brain Game Poster Image
age 4+
Innovative way to learn about gray matter.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2011)
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Magic Guitar App Poster Image
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age 10+
Fun way to build musicianship, rhythm; watch social aspects.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2012)
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Richard Scarry's Cars and Trucks and Things That Go Book Poster Image
age 2+
Excellent vocab builder is also big wacky fun.
By Richard Scarry
(1974)
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Born to Run Music Poster Image
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age 12+
Poetic teen anthems of desperation still resonate.
By Bruce Springsteen
(1975)
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London Calling Music Poster Image
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age 13+
Punk rebels fuse aggressive rock with Jamaican roots music.
By The Clash
(1979)
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Chops Movie Poster Image
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age 8+
Inspiring documentary about high school jazz musicians.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2009)
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End of the Century: The Story of the Ramones Movie Poster Image
age 13+
Stellar docu on influential punk band; talk of drugs, drink.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2005)
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A Hard Day's Night Soundtrack Music Poster Image
age 8+
Fab Four hit top form in first all-original soundtrack.
By The Beatles
(1964)
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Asphalt 7: Heat App Poster Image
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age 12+
High-speed, high-thrills racing game; optional live chat.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire
(2012)
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Morton Subotnick's Pitch Painter App Poster Image
age 3+
Innovative music app gets young kids composing.
Devices: iPad
(2012)
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1-2-3 Peas Book Poster Image
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age 3+
Super-appealing counting book with 100 cute peas in action.
By Keith Baker
(2012)
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Beach Boys: 20 Good Vibrations, The Greatest Hits, Volume 1 Music Poster Image
age 9+
Surfer boys at their best in sunny, bouncy hits collection.
By Beach Boys
(1999)
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Something from Nothing: The Art of Rap Movie Poster Image
age 16+
Fantastic hip-hop documentary has profanity, some drug use.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2012)
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Scape App Poster Image
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age 8+
Music app offers original, endless listening experiences.
Devices: iPad
(2012)
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Dance Central 3 Game Poster Image
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age 13+
Fun and active dancing game for groups, now with story mode.
Platforms: Xbox 360
(2012)
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Forza Horizon Game Poster Image
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age 13+
Deep, compelling car game glamorizes illicit street racing.
Platforms: Xbox 360
(2012)
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