All Reviews

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AGE
8
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In this sensitive portrayal of grief and loss, a boy seeks something to remember his grandmother.
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By Kevin Henkes
(2004)
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AGE
8
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In easy-to-read poems, this book offers reflections on WWII, the immigrant experience, and family dynamics.
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By Maria Testa
(2004)
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AGE
8
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An all-star cast, a hilarious script, and a totally twisted plot make this sci-fi spoof fun family viewing.
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On DVD/Streaming
(2000)
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AGE
8
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Let's put on a show! How about one with mice and silly songs that are funny takes on real Broadway show tunes?
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By Emma Walton Hamilton, Julie Andrews Edwards
(2006)
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AGE
8
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Puzzle mavens love this unique pirate-themed Wii game that's especially fun for kids to play against parents.
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Platforms: Nintendo Wii
(2007)
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AGE
8
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Created by the author herself, this is where Harry Potter fans go to catch up on the world of wizarding.
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URL: http://www.jkrowling.com
(2007)
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AGE
8
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James Thurber's prince-pursues-princess classic, newly reprinted, will delight families who thrive on wit and wordplay.
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By James Thurber
(1950)
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AGE
8
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When a Lhasa Apso is tossed out of his Park Avenue digs, his journey teaches him about loyalty. Turns out it's earned.
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By Tor Seidler
(2008)
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AGE
8
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An inspiring baseball biography about one of the greatest left-handed pitchers of all time.
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By Jonah Winter
(2009)
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AGE
8
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For everyone who's had a beloved friend move away (including grown-ups), this comforting story will help you cope.
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By Jacqueline Wilson
(2008)
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AGE
8
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A girl and her dog romp through this hilarious tale about foolish revenge and the power of love between humans and pets.
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By Berkeley Breathed
(2009)
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AGE
8
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Curious characters and wonderful lessons carry this heartfelt fable to a new level. Perfect for reading aloud.
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By Kate DiCamillo
(2009)
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AGE
8
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For Nintendo DS fans, this game uses lush, colorful graphics to let kids grow and maintain their own ecosystem.
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Platforms: Nintendo DS
(2008)
Editors' pick
AGE
8
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This engaging book portrays circus impresario P.T. Barnum as a fascinating master of ceremony.
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By Candace Fleming
(2009)
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AGE
8
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The heroes of this comic never resort to violence -- they use their brains and clever inventions to save the day.
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By Eleanor Davis
(2009)
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AGE
8
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Fun and lovable Kit Feeny shows readers how to handle tough situations with your head held high.
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By Michael Townsend
(2009)
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AGE
8
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LEARNING
Physics? Child's play! Watch your drawings gain weight and mass, creating puzzles that teach the principles of physics.
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Platforms: Linux, Mac, Windows
(2009)
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AGE
8
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Mario makes tennis just a little more fun in this Wii game that puts a wide variety of swings at your fingertips.
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Platforms: Nintendo Wii
(2009)
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AGE
8
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In this online game, kids play at growing up by earning privileges. Great practice for real life!
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Platforms: Windows, Mac
(2009)
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AGE
8
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Proof-positive that games don't need gore, this exciting platformer gives you a fun new way to shake the Wii controller.
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Platforms: Nintendo Wii
(2009)

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