App Reviews

Gordon Ramsay's Great Escape TV Poster Image
age 14+
Chef spews expletives on globe-trotting taste test.
Network: BBC America
(2011)
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MeeGenius! Kid's Books App Poster Image
age 4+
Narrated stories from many genres; subscription a must.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire
(2014)
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Bitterblue Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Graceling sequel overlong, but strong heroine shines.
By Kristin Cashore
(2012)
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MyPlay Chef Lite App Poster Image
age 4+
Free cooking app with some fun interactive moments.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire
(2013)
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Emeraldalicious Book Poster Image
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age 4+
Pinkalicious goes green in magical clean-up adventure.
By Victoria Kann
(2013)
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SUPER WHY Phonics Fair App Poster Image
age 4+
Kids learn word families in games with fun carnival theme.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire
(2014)
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The Kiss of Deception: The Remnant Chronicles, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 14+
At times confusing fantasy-romance has fab princess heroine.
By Mary E. Pearson
(2014)
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My Little Pony: The Princess Promenade Movie Poster Image
age 4+
Gentle princess tale focuses on being true to yourself.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2006)
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Happyland TV Poster Image
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age 14+
Strong female lead rescues otherwise so-so teen soap.
Network: MTV
(2014)
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LeapFrog Explorer Learning Game: Disney The Little Mermaid Game Poster Image
age 4+
Mermaid math is cute and fun but not magical.
Platforms: LeapFrog games
(2014)
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The Darkest Part of the Forest Book Poster Image
age 14+
Teen sibs battle magic foes in convoluted fantasy.
By Holly Black
(2015)
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Aqualicious Book Poster Image
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age 4+
Pinkalicious helps mini-mermaid get home in cute beach tale.
By Victoria Kann
(2015)
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Disney Royal Celebrations App Poster Image
age 4+
Party with a princess -- with a purchase or for a price.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2015)
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Palace Pets in Whisker Haven App Poster Image
age 4+
Cute pet care can lead to less cash in your pocket.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire
(2015)
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LeapFrog LeapTV: Disney Frozen Arendelle's Winter Festival Game Poster Image
age 4+
More story, integrated math would keep this off thin ice.
Platforms: LeapFrog games
(2015)
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Tales of Zestiria Game Poster Image
age 14+
Combat-focused role-playing game average in gameplay, story.
Platforms: PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Windows
(2015)
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Megadimension Neptunia VII Game Poster Image
age 14+
Anime adventure with mature content and repetitive combat.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Windows
(2016)
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Assassin's Creed Chronicles Trilogy Pack Game Poster Image
age 14+
Trio of violent action quests misses gameplay, stealth mark.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, Xbox One
(2016)
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Snow Like Ashes: Snow Like Ashes, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 14+
Compelling fantasy world has some storytelling hiccups.
By Sara Raasch
(2014)
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Dumb Ways JR Boffo's Breakfast App Poster Image
age 4+
Fun but repetitive cooking game unlike original Dumb Ways.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2016)
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