All Reviews

age 8+
Smart and funny sequel grapples with ethics of hunting.
By Stuart Gibbs
(2015)
age 8+
Thought-provoking sci-fi saga has riveting twists.
By Margaret Peterson Haddix
(2016)
age 8+
Fun, gentle story about kids gaining confidence and empathy.
By Phil Bildner
(2015)
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age 8+
LEARNING
Fun basketball sim fouled by bugs, gameplay flaws.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Xbox One
(2015)
csm_game
age 8+
LEARNING
Female soccer stars join fantastic yearly sports sim.
Platforms: PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One
(2015)
csm_book
age 8+
Pitch-perfect story about boy and family facing hard times.
By Katherine Applegate
(2015)
age 8+
Whimsical, breezy faux memoir told by an imaginary friend.
By Michelle Cuevas
(2015)
age 8+
LEARNING
Fun creative puzzler almost as good as original Vita game.
Platforms: PlayStation 4
(2015)
csm_book
age 8+
Sweet, poignant tale of loss, friendship, following dreams.
By Alison McGhee
(2015)
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age 8+
LEARNING
One of the better Madden offerings in years.
Platforms: PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One
(2015)
age 8+
Fun sequel serves up science with a splash of philosophy.
By Jon Scieszka
(2015)
 
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age 8+
Energetic Disney movie's villains make likable role models.
On DVD/Streaming
(2015)
age 8+
LEARNING
Long-running golf series reboot sorely lacking content.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Xbox One
(2015)
 
age 8+
Superb, slightly darker addition to series still great fun.
Network: Netflix
(2015)
csm_book
age 8+
Young Jeter inches closer to his dreams in strong sequel.
By Derek Jeter, Paul Mantell
(2015)
csm_game
age 8+
Baseball installment knocks gameplay out of the park.
Platforms: PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita
(2015)
age 8+
Action-packed sequel has more mystery and depth.
By Octavia Spencer
(2015)
age 8+
Lots of solid science in fun, goofy sequel about energy.
By Jon Scieszka
(2015)
age 8+
More pep talks, positivity, substance from fun YouTube star.
By Robby Novak, Brad Montague
(2015)
age 8+
Nate at his best, showing empathy for geeky new kid.
By Lincoln Peirce
(2015)

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