All Reviews

Ghosts Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Insightful, moving graphic novel of sisters facing fears.
By Raina Telgemeier
(2016)
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Kulipari: An Army of Frogs TV Poster Image
age 8+
Graphic novels inspire fantastic -- but violent -- series.
Network: Netflix
(2016)
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Serafina and the Twisted Staff:  Serafina Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Spooky mystery sequel keeps up thrills and chills.
By Robert Beatty
(2016)
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Lowriders to the Center of the Earth: Lowriders in Space, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Friends wrestle Aztec god in vibrant, zany graphic novel.
By Cathy Camper
(2016)
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School of the Dead Book Poster Image
age 8+
Suspenseful, action-packed ghost story has mild scares.
By Avi
(2016)
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BoxBoxBoy! Game Poster Image
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age 8+
No cutting corners in this simple, addictive puzzler.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2016)
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A Clatter of Jars Book Poster Image
age 8+
Quirky blend of magic, issues, recipes in summer camp tale.
By Lisa Graff
(2016)
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My Little Pony: Harmony Quest App Poster Image
age 8+
Repetition, required purchases best put out to pasture.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2016)
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Magic Store Math App Poster Image
age 8+
Hands-on practice, not magic, makes this game effective.
Devices: iPad
(2016)
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Return to the Isle of the Lost: Descendants, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Fun villain-kids romp packed with positive messages.
By Melissa de la Cruz
(2016)
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Beast Machines: Transformers TV Poster Image
age 8+
Exciting, violent action continues robotic animal story.
Network: Syndicated
(1999)
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Winx Bloomix Quest: magical 3D runner App Poster Image
age 8+
Game is solid; beware of purchases, body-image issues.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Fire phone, Kindle Fire
(2016)
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Weirdwood Manor App Poster Image
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age 8+
Solve puzzles, explore rich visuals in cool storybook.
Devices: iPad
(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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The 52-Story Treehouse: The Treehouse Books, Book 4 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Fourth in over-the-top series still silly but spread thin.
By Andy Griffiths
(2016)
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The Powerpuff Girls (2016) TV Poster Image
age 8+
Focus on character development bolsters likable reboot.
Network: Cartoon Network
(2016)
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Epistory - Typing Chronicles Game Poster Image
age 8+
Colorful adventure will push typing skills to the limit.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2016)
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Hero Quest Movie Poster Image
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age 8+
Boy's animated odyssey has lots of action, suspense, scares.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2016)
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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 Door by the Staircase Book Poster Image
age 8+
Orphan girl meets witch in exciting, imaginative tale.
By Katherine Marsh
(2016)
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