All Reviews

Stick Cat: A Tail of Two Kitties: Stick Cat, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 7+
Sweet tale of kind cat is daffy fun for reluctant readers.
By Tom Watson
(2016)
PetWorld 3D: My Animal Rescue App Poster Image
age 7+
LEARNING
Get animals ready for adoption in fun sim, but set limits.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Fire phone, Kindle Fire
(2016)
Disney Art Academy Game Poster Image
age 8+
LEARNING
Art software teaches how to draw favorite Disney characters.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2016)
Wiener Dog Internationals Movie Poster Image
age 7+
Hokey, contrived sequel lacks heart and logic.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2016)
Robo-Dog Movie Poster Image
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age 8+
Live-action comedy has disturbing scenes, dumb story.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2016)
TheSplat.com Website Poster Image
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age 7+
LEARNING
'90s Nick show site content is safe but lacks depth.
URL: http://www.thesplat.com
(2015)
Animal Crossing: amiibo Festival Game Poster Image
age 8+
Animal Crossing board game spin-off loses depth, fun factor.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii U
(2015)
The Peanuts Movie: Snoopy's Grand Adventure Game Poster Image
age 8+
"Grand adventure" is very shy of grand; for fans only.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo Wii U, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One
(2015)
A Pack Divided: Survivors, The Gathering Darkness, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Exciting post-disaster dog fantasy best for fans of series.
By Erin Hunter
(2015)
Lucky Dog Movie Poster Image
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age 7+
Routine romcom with talking dogs and mild potty humor.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2015)
The Mr. Peabody & Sherman Show TV Poster Image
age 7+
Smart duo's time-travel escapades make for funny show.
Network: Netflix
(2015)
Molly Moon and the Incredible Book of Hypnotism Movie Poster Image
age 7+
Occasionally cute but often over-the-top orphan adventure.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2015)
Hamster Princess: Harriet the Invincible Book Poster Image
age 8+
Sassy, quippy graphic novel shreds princess conventions.
By Ursula Vernon
(2015)
Crenshaw Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Pitch-perfect story about boy and family facing hard times.
By Katherine Applegate
(2015)
Pups United Movie Poster Image
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age 8+
Cheesy talking-dog tale is filled with potty humor, bullying
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2015)
Malcolm Under the Stars Book Poster Image
age 8+
Sweetness, positive messages galore in brave-rat sequel.
By W.H. Beck
(2015)
Nooks & Crannies Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Fun haunted-house romp has great heroine, sweet values.
By Jessica Lawson
(2015)
Space Taxi: Water Planet Rescue Book Poster Image
age 7+
Dad and son visit underwater planet in smart, funny sequel.
By Wendy Mass
(2014)
Amulet Keepers: TombQuest, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 8+
More mummified chills and thrills, this time in London.
By Michael Northrop
(2015)
Jack: The True Story of Jack & the Beanstalk Book Poster Image
age 8+
Exciting, funny, fractured fairy tale of boy vs. giants.
By Liesl Shurtliff
(2015)

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