All Reviews

AGE
8
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Kids embark on a pricey, but fun summer learning adventure.
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URL: http://app.brainchase.com
(2015)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Lots of solid science in fun, goofy sequel about energy.
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By Jon Scieszka
(2015)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Visual code meets story-based game; missing in-app help.
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Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Fire phone, Kindle Fire, Windows Phone
(2015)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Strong messages, role models in absorbing coming-of-ager.
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By Tricia Springstubb
(2015)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Interactive exploration of inventions inspires tinkerers.
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Devices: iPod Touch, iPad
(2015)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Kids jump in and out of book worlds in wacky series start.
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By James Riley
(2015)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Action and surprises in best series installment so far.
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By Eliot Schrefer
(2014)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
High drama, remarkable skill in kids' intelligence contest.
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Network: Lifetime
(2014)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Diving game aims to teach but runs out of air.
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Platforms: Windows
(2014)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Fascinating look at how technology may change the future.
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Network: Fox
(2014)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Fascinating adventure only held back by some hard puzzles.
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Platforms: Mac
(2014)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Picture book offers inspiring bios of Latino Americans.
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By Juan Felipe Herrera
(2014)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Beautiful, smart nature documentary has some tense moments.
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Network: BBC America
(2014)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Great tool for building scientific classification skills.
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Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2014)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Open-ended STEM challenges support innovative thinking.
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URL: https://www.curiositymachine.org
(2014)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Funny, sweet fountain-of-youth fantasy about growing wiser.
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By Jennifer L. Holm
(2014)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Pro-earth animated tale with strong messages and some peril.
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On DVD/Streaming
(2014)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Sweet, funny squirrel adventure great read-alone or -aloud.
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By Lynne Rae Perkins
(2014)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Scientific smarts and goofy humor are a winning experiment.
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By Jon Scieszka
(2014)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Summer camp gets alien visitors in silly, fun adventure.
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By John Kloepfer
(2014)

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