All Reviews

age 8+
 
Mild story a winner for reluctant-reader robot fans.
By James Patterson, Chris Grabenstein
(2014)
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age 7+
 
Fans of the original will love this wholesome sequel.
On DVD/Streaming
(2014)
age 8+
 
Mildly entertaining tween mystery falls short in resolution.
By Heather Vogel Frederick
(2014)
age 8+
 
Pedal-to-the-metal graphic novel celebrates Latino culture.
By Cathy Camper
(2014)
age 7+
 
Engaging picture-book intro to word-loving thesaurus author.
By Jen Bryant
(2014)
age 8+
 
Informative animal-conservation show mild enough for tweens.
Network: CW
(2014)
age 8+
 
Brilliant and beautiful arcade shooter with online play.
Platforms: Mac, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox 360, Xbox One
(2014)
age 8+
 
LEARNING
Fun version of the iconic board game -- with extra modes.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Xbox One
(2014)
age 8+
 
LEARNING
Remake of fun all-ages RPG has some online safety concerns.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2014)
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age 7+
 
Sweet film with magic, elves, romance, and holiday spirit.
On DVD/Streaming
(2014)
age 7+
 
Silly Christmas tale with talking dogs, slapstick mayhem.
On DVD/Streaming
(2014)
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age 7+
 
CGI series has some violence, but also fun and friendship.
Network: Cartoon Network
(2014)
age 8+
 
LEARNING
Kids empowered to create own content in clever adventure.
Platforms: PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4
(2014)
age 8+
 
LEARNING
TV-based motion-sensing game loaded with cartoon hijinks.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One
(2014)
age 8+
 
Thrilling fantasy series opener makes a great read-aloud.
By Carrie Ryan, John Parke Davis
(2014)
age 7+
 
Educational series explores curious animal behavior.
Network: Fox
(2014)
age 8+
 
Actor encourages grumpy Christians to embrace the season.
In Theaters Now
(2014)
age 8+
 
Dickens perennial gets goofy "Adventure Time" treatment.
By Max Brallier
(2014)
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age 7+
 
Biographical show inspires with athletes' tales of success.
Network: Disney XD, ESPN
(2014)
age 8+
 
Shipwrecked siblings encounter more adventure on new island.
By Jeff Probst, Chris Tebbetts
(2014)

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