All Reviews

Kulipari: An Army of Frogs TV Poster Image
age 8+
Graphic novels inspire fantastic -- but violent -- series.
Network: Netflix
(2016)
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Big Nate Blasts Off: Big Nate Book 8 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Warmhearted ending for popular comic series.
By Lincoln Peirce
(2016)
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Madden NFL 17 Game Poster Image
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age 8+
Top sports franchise scores touchdown with big improvements.
Platforms: PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One
(2016)
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Galactic Hot Dogs, Book 1: Cosmoe's Wiener Getaway Book Poster Image
age 8+
Breathlessly busy space adventure is giddy fun.
By Max Brallier
(2016)
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Ms. Bixby's Last Day Book Poster Image
age 8+
Remarkable story of three boys honoring spirited teacher.
By John David Anderson
(2016)
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Voltron: Legendary Defender TV Poster Image
age 8+
DreamWorks updates '80s toon in tense but fantastic form.
Network: Netflix
(2016)
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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)
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Lost & Found Music Studios TV Poster Image
age 8+
Likable ensemble drama about teens following their dreams.
Network: Netflix
(2016)
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Hilo: The Boy Who Crashed to Earth: Hilo, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Fun graphic novel about Earth adventures of boy from space.
By Judd Winick
(2015)
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Rise of the Wolf:  Mark of the Thief, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Second in fantasy series keeps the action going strong.
By Jennifer A. Nielsen
(2016)
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The Terrible Two Get Worse: The Terrible Two, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Smart sequel serves up giggles with heartfelt touches.
By Mac Barnett, Jory John
(2016)
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Just My Luck Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Touching fourth-grade story of empathy and kindness.
By Cammie McGovern
(2016)
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Big Game: FunJungle, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Smart and funny sequel grapples with ethics of hunting.
By Stuart Gibbs
(2015)
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Under Their Skin, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Thought-provoking sci-fi saga has riveting twists.
By Margaret Peterson Haddix
(2016)
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A Whole New Ballgame: Rip and Red, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Fun, gentle story about kids gaining confidence and empathy.
By Phil Bildner
(2015)
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NBA Live 16 Game Poster Image
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age 8+
Fun basketball sim fouled by bugs, gameplay flaws.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Xbox One
(2015)
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FIFA 16 Game Poster Image
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age 8+
Female soccer stars join fantastic yearly sports sim.
Platforms: PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One
(2015)
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Crenshaw Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Pitch-perfect story about boy and family facing hard times.
By Katherine Applegate
(2015)
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Confessions of an Imaginary Friend: A Memoir by Jacques Papier Book Poster Image
age 8+
Whimsical, breezy faux memoir told by an imaginary friend.
By Michelle Cuevas
(2015)
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Tearaway Unfolded Game Poster Image
age 8+
Fun creative puzzler almost as good as original Vita game.
Platforms: PlayStation 4
(2015)
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