All Reviews

School of the Dead Book Poster Image
age 8+
Suspenseful, action-packed ghost story has mild scares.
By Avi
(2016)
BoxBoxBoy! Game Poster Image
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age 8+
LEARNING
No cutting corners in this simple, addictive puzzler.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2016)
A Clatter of Jars Book Poster Image
age 8+
Quirky blend of magic, issues, recipes in summer camp tale.
By Lisa Graff
(2016)
My Little Pony: Harmony Quest App Poster Image
age 8+
Repetition, required purchases best put out to pasture.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2016)
Magic Store Math App Poster Image
age 8+
LEARNING
Hands-on practice, not magic, makes this game effective.
Devices: iPad
(2016)
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)
Beast Machines: Transformers TV Poster Image
age 8+
Exciting, violent action continues robotic animal story.
Network: Syndicated
(2016)
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)
Weirdwood Manor App Poster Image
csm_app
age 8+
LEARNING
Solve puzzles, explore rich visuals in cool storybook.
Devices: iPad
(2016)
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)
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)
The Powerpuff Girls (2016) TV Poster Image
age 8+
Focus on character development bolsters likable reboot.
Network: Cartoon Network
(2016)
Epistory - Typing Chronicles Game Poster Image
age 8+
Colorful adventure will push typing skills to the limit.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2016)
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)
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)
The Door by the Staircase Book Poster Image
age 8+
Orphan girl meets witch in exciting, imaginative tale.
By Katherine Marsh
(2016)
A Boy and His Blob (2016) Game Poster Image
age 8+
Heartwarming tale of friendship, teamwork, and hugs.
Platforms: Mac, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, Windows, Xbox One
(2016)
The Secrets of Valhalla Book Poster Image
age 8+
Fantasy with Norse gods lacks clarity.
By Jasmine Richards
(2015)
Jellyfish Eyes Movie Poster Image
csm_movie
age 8+
Japanese artist's fantasy film is disappointing, derivative.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2015)
A Tale of Highly Unusual Magic Book Poster Image
age 8+
History, magic, foreign travel in exciting tween adventure.
By Lisa Papademetriou
(2015)

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