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Game Reviews

Dactyl Hill Squad Book Poster Image
age 9+
Civil War-era kids ride dinos in New York in curious mashup.
By Daniel Jose Older
(2018)
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Timeless: Diego and the Rangers of the Vastlantic Book Poster Image
age 9+
Fab art and cool new world as time periods collide.
By Armand Baltazar
(2017)
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Thrill Ride Movie Poster Image
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age 9+
So-so treasure quest has some mild cursing, potty humor.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2016)
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Catan Stories: Legend of the Sea Robbers App Poster Image
age 9+
Shallow board game add-on makes for boring adventure.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2017)
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DisneyNOW - Shows & Live TV App Poster Image
age 9+
Disney Channel faves plus branded games; lots of ads.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Kindle Fire
(2017)
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Yousician - Your personal music teacher App Poster Image
age 9+
Slick, high-priced tool teaches kids core musical skills.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Mac, Android
(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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The Tune Zoo App Poster Image
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age 9+
Whimsical music-maker includes great info, records video.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2017)
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The Passion Live Movie Poster Image
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age 9+
Stirring modern-day musical retelling of Easter story.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2016)
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Adventures of Poco Eco - Lost Sounds App Poster Image
age 9+
A meditative musical journey through a lush neon wonderland.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire
(2016)
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Jem and the Holograms Movie Poster Image
age 9+
Strong messages can't save otherwise so-so adaptation.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2015)
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Piano Maestro by JoyTunes App Poster Image
age 9+
Activities, animations get older kids and tween practicing.
Devices: iPad
(2015)
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BandBlast - The Music Education Revolution App Poster Image
age 9+
Make practice time a breeze with fun games and videos.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2015)
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Windward Game Poster Image
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age 9+
Sandbox pirate game provides creative but repetitive play.
Platforms: Linux, Mac, Windows
(2015)
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Blackbird Fly Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Super relatable heroine, lots of middle school drama.
By Erin Entrada Kelly
(2015)
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Katie Friedman Gives Up Texting! (And Lives to Tell About It.) Book Poster Image
age 9+
Fun text-gone-wrong tale promotes offline relationships.
By Tommy Greenwald
(2015)
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The Jupiter Pirates, Book 2: Curse of the Iris Book Poster Image
age 9+
Fun space-pirate sequel adds complexity.
By Jason Fry
(2014)
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Lessonface Website Poster Image
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age 9+
Learn an instrument online with live lessons from real pros.
URL: http://www.lessonface.com
(2014)
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Black Nativity Movie Poster Image
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age 9+
Christmas musical is feel-good story of faith, forgiveness.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2013)
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Sky Raiders: Five Kingdoms, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Fast-paced adventure, slow storytelling in series opener.
By Brandon Mull
(2014)
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