All Reviews

age 8+
Orphan girl meets witch in exciting, imaginative tale.
By Katherine Marsh
(2016)
age 8+
Fantasy with Norse gods lacks clarity.
By Jasmine Richards
(2015)
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age 8+
Japanese artist's fantasy film is disappointing, derivative.
On DVD/Streaming
(2015)
age 8+
History, magic, foreign travel in exciting tween adventure.
By Lisa Papademetriou
(2015)
age 8+
Family-friendly monster film has warm fuzzies, some scares.
On DVD/Streaming
(2015)
age 8+
Magical, heartbreaking story about family and friendship.
By Jodi Lynn Anderson
(2015)
age 8+
Animal Crossing board game spin-off loses depth, fun factor.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii U
(2015)
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age 8+
Goofy humor, warm heart in wild holiday romp.
By Michael Fry, Bradley Jackson
(2015)
age 8+
Laughs, life lessons in magical-misfit series start.
By Sarah Mlynowski, Lauren Myracle, Emily Jenkins
(2015)
age 8+
Visually charming adventure lacks depth, replayability.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii U
(2015)
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age 8+
Music shines in otherwise lackluster interactive book.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2015)
age 8+
Spooky mystery-thriller about supernatural evil.
By Robert Beatty
(2015)
age 8+
LEARNING
Cute, accessible home-design sim in popular series.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2015)
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age 8+
Fast-paced arcade arena play held back by repetitive action.
Platforms: Linux, Mac, Windows
(2015)
age 8+
Exciting -- and creepy -- start to spin-off fantasy series.
By Eliot Schrefer
(2015)
age 8+
Victorian fantasy a creepy, fun read for ghost-story fans.
By Emma Trevayne
(2015)
 
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age 8+
Energetic Disney movie's villains make likable role models.
On DVD/Streaming
(2015)
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age 8+
Platforming adventure game more about luck than skill.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(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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