All Reviews

age 8+
 
Sweetness, positive messages galore in brave-rat sequel.
By W.H. Beck
(2015)
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age 8+
 
Fun haunted-house romp has great heroine, sweet values.
By Jessica Lawson
(2015)
age 8+
 
More mummified chills and thrills, this time in London.
By Michael Northrop
(2015)
age 8+
 
Exciting, funny, fractured fairy tale of boy vs. giants.
By Liesl Shurtliff
(2015)
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age 8+
 
Slapstick dog adventure with some potty humor is silly fun.
On DVD/Streaming
(2015)
age 8+
 
Charming family series spotlights Batty in 4th volume.
By Jeanne Birdsall
(2015)
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age 8+
 
Reincarnation game gets lost in repetition and confusion.
Platforms: Linux, Mac, Windows
(2015)
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age 8+
 
True bravery, friendship in suspenseful tale for dog lovers.
By Sarah Lean
(2015)
age 8+
 
Thrilling fantasy series opener makes a great read-aloud.
By Carrie Ryan, John Parke Davis
(2014)
age 8+
 
LEARNING
Fantasy game promotes real-life social and emotional skills.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2014)
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age 8+
 
LEARNING
Coding concepts made fun with paid courses, free games.
URL: http://www.tynker.com
(2014)
age 8+
 
Frail boy and huge talking dog reunite in D.C. adventure.
By Jenny Lee
(2014)
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age 8+
 
LEARNING
Puzzle series' Wii U debut delivers great mind-benders.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii U
(2014)
age 8+
 
Dimwitted dog tale with bumbling villains, farts, bullies.
On DVD/Streaming
(2014)
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age 8+
 
Unexciting adventure film about lost kids has mild peril.
On DVD/Streaming
(2014)
age 8+
 
Magic baker girl is kidnapped in fun, fast-moving sequel.
By Kathryn Littlewood
(2014)
age 8+
 
Sugary holiday tale steeped in family-friendly messages.
Network: Hallmark Channel
(2013)
age 8+
 
Action-packed mystery teaches kids detective skills.
By Octavia Spencer, Vivienne To
(2013)
age 8+
 
Funny, poignant tale of cynical girl, superpowered squirrel.
By Kate DiCamillo
(2013)
age 8+
 
Aussie doc patches up animals in average reality series.
Network: CBS
(2013)

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