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Talking Tom Hero Dash App Poster Image
age 9+
Mediocre runner for kids is bloated with ads.
Devices: iPhone, iPad, Android
(2019)
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Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse Movie Poster Image
age 9+
Excellent, intense adventure has thrills, humor, heart.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2018)
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Inkling Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Live ink blob helps family cope with loss in touching tale.
By Kenneth Oppel
(2018)
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The Cardboard Kingdom Book Poster Image
age 9+
Kids make up own brave adventures in fun tale of free play.
By Chad Sell
(2018)
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Aru Shah and the End of Time: Pandava, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Flawed but fascinating modern spin on Indian mythology.
By Roshani Chokshi
(2018)
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Predator vs. Prey: Going Wild, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Superpowered tweens vs. mad scientist in exciting sequel.
By Lisa McMann
(2017)
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Bullet Soul Game Poster Image
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age 9+
Throwback space-shooter lacks depth, variety, fun factor.
Platforms: Windows, Xbox 360
(2017)
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LEGO Life - Create, share & discover App Poster Image
age 9+
Brand-heavy platform leaves little room to build community.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire
(2017)
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Going Wild, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Superpowered series start has thrills, appealing characters.
By Lisa McMann
(2016)
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T. Rowe Price Star Banks Adventure App Poster Image
age 9+
Match-3 game about money management not rich in learning.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2016)
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Metrico+ Game Poster Image
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age 9+
Inventive, tough platformer breathes life into infographics.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, Windows, Xbox One
(2016)
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WordBrain App Poster Image
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age 9+
Word hunt gets tough quickly, has ads and purchases.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2016)
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OK K.O.! Lakewood Plaza Turbo – An Action-Packed Brawler Beat 'Em Up Game App Poster Image
age 9+
Fun quests put kids in driver's seat to fight evil robots.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2016)
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Divide By Sheep Game Poster Image
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age 9+
Fun puzzle game has dark, slightly gory play.
Platforms: Windows, iPhone
(2015)
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Batman Unlimited: Monster Mayhem Movie Poster Image
age 9+
Action-packed animated adventure has constant fighting.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2015)
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Max Steel: Go, Turbo! Movie Poster Image
age 9+
Toy and TV show tie-in has more sci-fi violence than plot.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2015)
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Mapoosa Website Poster Image
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age 9+
Sim world offers some learning games but lacks depth.
URL: http://www.mapoosa.com
(2015)
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Batman Unlimited: Animal Instincts Movie Poster Image
age 9+
Fierce animal robots threaten Gotham; peril, violence.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2015)
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Legend of the Mantamaji: Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Multiethnic superhero saga reaches explosive conclusion.
By Eric Dean Seaton
(2015)
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Legend of the Mantamaji: Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Diverse superhero saga ups ante with mystical villains.
By Eric Dean Seaton
(2014)
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