All Reviews

Kids BBQ Championship TV Poster Image
age 7+
Young grill masters impress in family-friendly reality show.
Network: Food Network
(2016)
Beast Machines: Transformers TV Poster Image
age 8+
Exciting, violent action continues robotic animal story.
Network: Syndicated
(2016)
Royal Wedding Disaster: From the Notebooks of a Middle School Princess, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Fun return to fluffy, popular princess series.
By Meg Cabot
(2016)
Co:Writer Universal App Poster Image
age 7+
LEARNING
Assistive keyboard has specific suggestions, wrong guesses.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2016)
Nancy Drew: Codes & Clues App Poster Image
age 7+
LEARNING
Wide net of girl-targeted STEM somewhat shallow.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Fire phone, Kindle Fire
(2016)
Slugterra: Dark Waters App Poster Image
age 8+
Freemium sci-fi shooter is fun but doesn't stand out.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Fire phone, Kindle Fire
(2016)
Demon Dentist Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Macabre, grisly tale mines Dahl, but with less charm.
By David Walliams
(2016)
Winx Bloomix Quest: magical 3D runner App Poster Image
age 8+
Game is solid; beware of purchases, body-image issues.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Fire phone, Kindle Fire
(2016)
The Angry Birds Movie Movie Poster Image
age 7+
Silly, frenetic, sometimes-crude 'toon based on popular app.
In Theaters Now
(Release Year: 2016)
Genius by Stephen Hawking TV Poster Image
age 8+
Volunteers test theory that brilliance lies in everyone.
Network: PBS
(2016)
PetWorld 3D: My Animal Rescue App Poster Image
age 7+
LEARNING
Volunteer at clinic, get animals adopted, set play 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)
Weirdwood Manor App Poster Image
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age 8+
LEARNING
Solve puzzles, explore rich visuals in cool storybook.
Devices: iPad
(2016)
Dolly Parton's Coat of Many Colors Movie Poster Image
age 7+
Inspiring, faith-filled tale has emotion, serious themes.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2016)
Mini Mario & Friends Amiibo Challenge Game Poster Image
age 8+
Free puzzler forces players to buy amiibo to unlock content.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo Wii U
(2016)
Ratchet & Clank Movie Poster Image
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age 7+
Video game-based sci-fi adventure is fun but forgettable.
In Theaters Now
(Release Year: 2016)
Outlaws of Time: The Legend of Sam Miracle Book Poster Image
age 8+
Thrilling, time-traveling Old West fantasy adventure.
By N. D. Wilson
(2016)
The 52-Story Treehouse: The Treehouse Books, Book 4 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Fourth in over-the-top series still silly but spread thin.
By Andy Griffiths
(2016)
Thunderbirds Are Go TV Poster Image
age 8+
Fun, updated classic stars team of brothers helping others.
Network: Amazon Prime Video
(2016)
Ollie's Odyssey Book Poster Image
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age 7+
Illustrated stolen-toy tale has heart and scary scenes.
By William Joyce
(2016)

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