All Reviews

Editors' pick
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
This exciting, moving novel of a brother, a sister, and their beloved horse entangled in World War II is a real gem for all, not only horse lovers.
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By Sam Angus
(2014)
Editors' pick
AGE
5
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
For kids, simply creating their own little worlds is certainly entertaining and valuable play, but HOOPA CITY becomes mind-blowingly fun as kids figure out all the building possibilities.
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Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire
(2014)
Editors' pick
AGE
5
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Match Blitz is a fun, challenging multiplayer game that the entire family can enjoy.
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Devices: iPad
(2014)
Editors' pick
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Lemony Snicket's satisfying mini-mysteries work as stand-alone books or as a treat for fans of his All the Wrong Questions series.
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By Lemony Snicket
(2014)
Editors' pick
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
The first Saudi Arabian-produced film ever to be directed by a woman, this film is a triumph of nuance and substance, as well as a study in everyday female empowerment.
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On DVD/Streaming
(2014)
Editors' pick
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
This clever game teaches kids about cancer and its treatments by putting the information inside six engaging games.
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Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2013)
Editors' pick
DIY
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Kids can follow their interests, build confidence, and gain valuable skills as they complete fun, hands-on challenges.
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URL: http://www.diy.org
(2013)
Editors' pick
AGE
5
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Kids create fabulous-looking faces using everyday items in this simple but highly creative art-making app.
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Devices: iPad
(2013)
Editors' pick
AGE
5
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Proloquo2Go is an extraordinary communication aid for kids who need talking assistance. Kids can learn how to effectively convey messages of wants, needs, feelings, opinions, social manners, and more.
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Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2013)
Editors' pick
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
All the charm, menace, and wordplay of A Series of Unfortunate Events but in a noir setting, with Snicket as a boy solving the mystery.
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By Lemony Snicket
(2012)
Editors' pick
AGE
5
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
With five different princess adventures and great help built in, this is a perfect game to teach young girls how to play video games.
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Platforms: Nintendo Wii, Nintendo 3DS, Windows, Mac
(2012)
Editors' pick
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Fast-paced, witty story of classroom rat who must prove his merit and valor is a captivating mystery adventure.
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By W.H. Beck
(2012)
Editors' pick
AGE
5
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
This excellent app helps kids identify and manage their emotions.
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Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2012)
Editors' pick
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Inventive puzzles about changing physics provide delightful brainteasers.
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Platforms: PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360
(2012)
Editors' pick
FEZ
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Dimension-shifting puzzles make for unique gameplay without any violence.
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Platforms: Xbox 360
(2012)
Editors' pick
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Carmen Sandiego engages kids to use math to solve a mystery in this downloadable Wii game.
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Platforms: Nintendo Wii
(2012)
Editors' pick
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Relive what it was like to travel west in a wagon train in the 1840s.
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Platforms: Nintendo Wii, Nintendo 3DS
(2011)
Editors' pick
AGE
5
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
This creative free app based on TV show helps kids expand vocabulary relating to feelings.
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Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2011)
Editors' pick
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Using 4th grade math facts is the key to winning this exciting adventure game.
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Platforms: Windows, Mac
(2011)
Editors' pick
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
This fun and creative style game for girls takes fashion beyond its superficial surface.
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Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2011)

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