Website Reviews

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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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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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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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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Señorita Mariposa Book Poster Image
age 3+
Beautiful bilingual rhyming book about a monarch's journey.
By Ben Gundersheimer
(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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Enchanted Kingdom Movie Poster Image
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age 10+
Nature docu discovers beauty in remote corners of Africa.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2015)
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ZooMoo App Poster Image
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age 3+
Innovative, fun animal app interacts with TV show.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2017)
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Trove Game Poster Image
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age 10+
Free-to-play adventure fosters creativity, lacks guidance.
Platforms: Mac, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2017)
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Lottie Dottie Chicken TV Poster Image
age 3+
YouTube character stars in lively musical cartoon for kids.
Network: Netflix
(2017)
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Hollow Knight Game Poster Image
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age 10+
Homage to classic hard-action games provides deep challenge.
Platforms: Linux, Mac, Windows
(2017)
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Samorost 3 App Poster Image
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age 10+
Eerie world, tricky puzzles in unique adventure.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2016)
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Don't Starve: Pocket Edition App Poster Image
age 10+
Morbidly fun survival game with fighting, hallucinations.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2016)
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Love from the Very Hungry Caterpillar Book Poster Image
age 3+
Bright collage art conveys sweet message of love.
By Eric Carle
(2015)
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The Bug Butcher Game Poster Image
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age 10+
Retro-style shooter versus space bugs is just too short.
Platforms: Windows
(2016)
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The Nest Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Poignant sick-sibling tale blurs lines of real and imagined.
By Kenneth Oppel
(2015)
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Peep and the Big Wide World Website Poster Image
age 3+
Solid, fun pre-K math and science primer site.
URL: http://peepandthebigwideworld.com/en/
(2015)
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Wait Book Poster Image
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age 3+
A gem of a book about noticing small, everyday wonders.
By Antoinette Portis
(2015)
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The Grasshopper and the Ants Book Poster Image
age 3+
Twist on classic fable boosts value of play as well as work.
By Jerry Pinkney
(2015)
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