All Reviews

Harvest Moon: Skytree Village Game Poster Image
age 8+
Fantasy farm sim is fun but has some tedious crop work.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2016)
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Gris Grimly's Tales from the Brothers Grimm Book Poster Image
age 8+
Favorite tales get grim, gothic treatment and stylish art.
By Jacob Grimm, Wilhelm Grimm
(2016)
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Paper Mario Color Splash Game Poster Image
age 8+
Imaginative action-adventure with puzzles and mild combat.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii U
(2016)
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Galactic Hot Dogs, Book 1: Cosmoe's Wiener Getaway Book Poster Image
age 8+
Breathlessly busy space adventure is giddy fun.
By Max Brallier
(2016)
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A Cinderella Story: If the Shoe Fits Movie Poster Image
age 8+
Kids will enjoy this playful, modern-day fairy tale musical.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 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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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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Royal Wedding Disaster: From the Notebooks of a Middle School Princess, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Fun return to fluffy, popular princess series.
By Meg Cabot
(2016)
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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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Disney Art Academy Game Poster Image
age 8+
Art software teaches how to draw favorite Disney characters.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2016)
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Mini Mario & Friends Amiibo Challenge Game Poster Image
age 8+
Free puzzler forces players to buy amiibo to unlock content.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo Wii U
(2016)
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Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games Game Poster Image
age 8+
Fun but repetitive collection of summer sports games.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2016)
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The Legend of Zelda: TriForce Heroes Game Poster Image
age 8+
Teamwork-based game has safe multiplayer, repetitive action.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2015)
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Star Darlings App Poster Image
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age 8+
Music shines in otherwise lackluster interactive book.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2015)
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Hamster Princess: Harriet the Invincible Book Poster Image
age 8+
Sassy, quippy graphic novel shreds princess conventions.
By Ursula Vernon
(2015)
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The Accidental Afterlife of Thomas Marsden Book Poster Image
age 8+
Victorian fantasy a creepy, fun read for ghost-story fans.
By Emma Trevayne
(2015)
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Buckle and Squash: The Perilous Princess Plot, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Uproarious princess adventure is clever, sarcastic, zany.
By Sarah Courtauld
(2015)
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From the Notebooks of a Middle School Princess Book Poster Image
age 8+
Biracial heroine freshens up fun Princess Diaries spin-off.
By Meg Cabot
(2015)
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Puzzle & Dragons Z + Puzzle & Dragons Super Mario Bros. Edition Game Poster Image
age 8+
Fun, balanced puzzler with StreetPass features.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2015)
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Princess in Disguise: A Tale of the Wide-Awake Princess, Book 4 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Fewer thrills, more relationship focus in this installment.
By E.D. Baker
(2015)
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