All Reviews

Editors' pick
AGE
6
QUALITY
 
Absorbing, encyclopedic compendium of animal life is a treasure for the entire family. 
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By Steve Jenkins
(2013)
Editors' pick
AGE
6
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Turn your living room into party central with this engaging social game.
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Platforms: Nintendo Wii U
(2013)
Editors' pick
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
Beautiful, lyrical writing makes this gut-wrenching story of a grief-stricken teen runaway worth the journey.
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By Vikki Wakefield
(2013)
Editors' pick
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
Beautiful, violent story of medieval love and tragedy.
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By Robin LaFevers
(2013)
Editors' pick
AGE
6
QUALITY
 
Gorgeous high-definition filmmaking captures never-before-seen moments and turns them into an amazing, educational, watch-together series.
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Network: Discovery Channel
(2013)
Editors' pick
AGE
6
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
The little wonders of nature star in this site that takes a stroll through real woods.
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URL: http://urbanext.illinois.edu/woods
(2012)
Editors' pick
AGE
6
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Learning a new language can be tricky -- and a lot of fun. Kids will learn some basic Spanish from Noah's mix-ups and discover that it's OK to make mistakes along the way
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URL: http://pbskids.org/noah/index.html
(2012)
Editors' pick
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
Teen geeks will adore this nerdy, witty B-movie commentary.
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Network: Comedy Central
(2012)
Editors' pick
AGE
6
QUALITY
 
Another gorgeous nature tour -- this time of the Earth's polar regions -- that's great for the whole family.
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Network: Discovery Channel
(2012)
Editors' pick
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
This engrossing, moving documentary can get intense, but it's sure to get teens thinking.
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On DVD/Streaming
(2012)
Editors' pick
AGE
6
QUALITY
 
Clever take on chivalry, bravery, and humility in this retelling of a legend from King Arthur's court -- great for read-aloud or early reader.
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By Gerald Morris
(2011)
Editors' pick
AGE
6
QUALITY
 
This Chinese New Year story is a tale for all seasons and any kids learning to love their culture.
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By Ying Chang Compestine
(2011)
Editors' pick
AGE
6
QUALITY
 
Upbeat mini-games for the whole family to enjoy.
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Platforms: PlayStation 3
(2011)
Editors' pick
AGE
6
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Toontastic is a powerful and engaging tool for digital storytelling. It's visually appealing, has great in-app support and sharing features, and relies on self-created animation and narration to tell stories.
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Devices: iPad
(2011)
Editors' pick
AGE
6
QUALITY
 
This challenging super maze is fun to solve -- or just explore.
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Devices: iPad
(2011)
Editors' pick
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
Highly original and funky, this MMO is quirky fun at its best.
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Platforms: Windows, Mac
(2011)
Editors' pick
AGE
6
QUALITY
 
When other musical reality competions let you down, this positive, inspiring show offers perfect harmony.
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Network: Discovery Family Channel
(2011)
Editors' pick
AGE
6
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
With excellent step-by-step instructions, even young kids can learn to sketch a dog, princess, and more.
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Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2011)
Editors' pick
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Given the time required and the positive learning benefit this game offers, this free science game is a no brainer.
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Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2011)
Editors' pick
AGE
6
QUALITY
 
This book app combines a powerful story with video animations and innovative interactions. A real jewel!
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Devices: iPad
(2011)

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