All Reviews

age 8+
 
Kinda creepy, kinda sweet ghost story for big kids, tweens.
By Lauren DeStefano
(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+
 
Platforming adventure game more about luck than skill.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2015)
age 8+
 
More mummified chills and thrills, this time in London.
By Michael Northrop
(2015)
age 8+
 
LEARNING
Fun, balanced puzzler with StreetPass features.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2015)
age 8+
 
Monster match game is free-to-play but repetitive.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2015)
age 8+
 
Tween girl fights foes, evil in sweet, exciting sequel.
By Paul Durham
(2015)
age 8+
 
Cute but flawed cartoonish platforming adventure.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii U
(2015)
age 8+
 
Straightforward mummy adventure with a side of gamer fun.
By Michael Northrop
(2015)
age 8+
 
LEARNING
Visual code meets story-based game; missing in-app help.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Fire phone, Kindle Fire, Windows Phone
(2015)
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age 8+
 
A seafaring game of discovery and survival.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2015)
age 8+
 
Dickens perennial gets goofy "Adventure Time" treatment.
By Max Brallier
(2014)
age 8+
 
Pac-Man and his friends bite into a mediocre platformer.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo Wii U, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360
(2014)
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age 8+
 
Fun Halloween sequel retreads mildly violent costumed play.
Platforms: Mac, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox 360
(2014)
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age 8+
 
No scares, mild peril in subtitled animated film.
On DVD/Streaming
(2014)
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age 8+
 
A girl, a balloon, creepy graphics, tricky controls.
Platforms: PlayStation Vita
(2014)
age 8+
 
Empowering, sweet story about the fears that haunt us.
By Jason Segel, Kirsten Miller
(2014)
csm_website
age 8+
 
LEARNING
Coding concepts made fun with paid courses, free games.
URL: http://www.tynker.com
(2014)
age 8+
 
Monstrously addictive match-3 puzzle fun for kids, adults.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2014)

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