All Reviews

age 8+
 
Interactive retellings with games put kids in the action.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2015)
age 8+
 
Mayhem and music merge; fun but more intense than past films
On DVD/Streaming
(2015)
age 8+
 
Strong finish for modern, fast-paced fairy tale-fantasy.
By Shelby Bach
(2015)
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age 8+
 
Smart, funny fantasy strong on characters' bond.
By John David Anderson
(2015)
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age 8+
 
Fun haunted-house romp has great heroine, sweet values.
By Jessica Lawson
(2015)
age 8+
 
Superb, slightly darker addition to series still great fun.
Network: Netflix
(2015)
age 8+
 
Biracial heroine freshens up fun Princess Diaries spin-off.
By Meg Cabot
(2015)
age 8+
 
Funny dino time-travel tale with some cartoonish violence.
On DVD/Streaming
(2015)
age 8+
 
Science-nerd tweens battle aliens in fast-paced, fun sequel.
By John Kloepfer
(2015)
age 8+
 
More mummified chills and thrills, this time in London.
By Michael Northrop
(2015)
age 8+
 
Fun, challenging side-scrolling fantasy adventure.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii U, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, Windows, Xbox One
(2015)
age 8+
 
Magic happens when twins touch in fun tween romp.
By Tia Mowry, Tamera Mowry
(2015)
age 8+
 
Giddily fun start to ninja series has lots of fighting.
By Kevin Serwacki, Chris Pallace
(2015)
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age 8+
 
LEARNING
Fun platformer teaches the importance of rhythm.
Platforms: Windows, Xbox One
(2015)
age 8+
 
Fewer thrills, more relationship focus in this installment.
By E.D. Baker
(2015)
age 8+
 
Lively, loony tale sneaks in moral about responsibility.
By Andy Griffiths
(2015)
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age 8+
 
Comical, mildly violent take on fake fantasy TV production.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2015)
age 8+
 
Kitschy nostalgia trip with some martial-arts violence.
On DVD/Streaming
(2015)
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age 8+
 
LEARNING
Kids embark on a pricey but fun summer learning adventure.
URL: http://app.brainchase.com
(2015)
age 8+
 
Exciting, funny, fractured fairy tale of boy vs. giants.
By Liesl Shurtliff
(2015)

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