Game Reviews

Monster Chords: Fun with Music App Poster Image
age 8+
Monster confusion and ads; not a great way to learn guitar.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2020)
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John Mulaney & the Sack Lunch Bunch TV Poster Image
age 8+
Kid-cast variety special caters to older viewing audience.
Network: Netflix
(2019)
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Hello Piano - Lessons & Games App Poster Image
age 8+
Video lessons and adaptive games make piano practice fun.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2019)
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edjing Mix - dj app App Poster Image
age 8+
Solid digital DJ playground lacks help, pushes subscription.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2019)
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America's Most Musical Family TV Poster Image
age 8+
Family singing competition is positive and energetic.
Network: Nickelodeon
(2019)
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The Lion King Movie Poster Image
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age 8+
Visually stunning remake is darker, more violent.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2019)
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Note Quest: Learn Music Fast App Poster Image
age 8+
Speedy sight-reading drills work best with teacher support.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2019)
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Amazing Grace Movie Poster Image
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age 8+
Aretha documentary has soaring music but no narration.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2019)
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Camp Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Cheery graphic novel shows camp routines, friend jealousy.
By Kayla Miller
(2019)
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DJ Cinderella Movie Poster Image
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age 8+
Spin on classic fairy tale is energetic but predictable.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2019)
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Birth of the Cool: How Jazz Great Miles Davis Found His Sound Book Poster Image
age 8+
Poetry and soulful pastel art bring musician to life.
By Kathleen Cornell Berman
(2019)
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New Kid Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Funny, heartfelt middle school tale explores race, class.
By Jerry Craft
(2019)
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Lu Over the Wall Movie Poster Image
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age 8+
Imaginative animated mermaid adventure has a few scares.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2018)
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Lyrical Letters App Poster Image
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age 8+
Digital keyboard adds musical word puzzle and lots of ads.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2019)
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Teen Titans Go! To the Movies Movie Poster Image
age 8+
Irreverent, immature comedy cleverly mocks superhero genre.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2018)
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Pretty Outrageous Movie Poster Image
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age 8+
Teen girls form a band in tame family comedy.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2018)
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Kid Stew TV Poster Image
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age 8+
Unique sketch comedy series has roots in books, reading.
Network: PBS
(2018)
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Nintendo Labo Toy-Con Variety Kit Game Poster Image
age 8+
Unique making experience melds crafting with video games.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch
(2018)
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Club Mickey Mouse TV Poster Image
age 8+
Short-form modern Mouseketeers series misses the mark.
Network: Online, Disney Channel
(2017)
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Super Beat Sports Game Poster Image
age 8+
Quirky, fun rhythm party game moves to its own beat.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch
(2017)
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