All Reviews

age 8+
Smart and funny sequel grapples with ethics of hunting.
By Stuart Gibbs
(2015)
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age 8+
All-too-short musical treat for both the eyes and ears.
Platforms: PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4
(2016)
age 8+
History, magic, foreign travel in exciting tween adventure.
By Lisa Papademetriou
(2015)
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age 8+
LEARNING
Cool physics + drawing concept misses mark.
Devices: iPad
(2015)
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age 8+
Fun, funny graphic novel promotes programming.
By Gene Luen Yang
(2015)
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age 8+
Sweet, poignant tale of loss, friendship, following dreams.
By Alison McGhee
(2015)
age 8+
Fun sequel serves up science with a splash of philosophy.
By Jon Scieszka
(2015)
age 8+
Arachnid spins unconventional action with some repetition.
Platforms: Linux, Mac, Windows, iPhone
(2015)
age 8+
LEARNING
Funny videos, solid questions for social-emotional learning.
Devices: iPad
(2015)
age 8+
Science-nerd tweens battle aliens in fast-paced, fun sequel.
By John Kloepfer
(2015)
age 8+
Sequel stays highly imaginative but lacks momentum.
By Anne Cameron
(2015)
age 8+
LEARNING
Addictive endless jumper misses mark on some features.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Fire phone, Kindle Fire
(2015)
age 8+
LEARNING
Real-world missions for environment may need more context.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2015)
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age 8+
Dodge your way to safety in this galactic adventure.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2015)
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age 8+
LEARNING
Cultural-exploration site inspires global responsibility.
URL: http://www.oddizzi.com/
(2015)
csm_website
age 8+
LEARNING
Kids embark on a pricey but fun summer learning adventure.
URL: http://app.brainchase.com
(2015)
age 8+
Lots of solid science in fun, goofy sequel about energy.
By Jon Scieszka
(2015)
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age 8+
Strong messages, role models in absorbing coming-of-ager.
By Tricia Springstubb
(2015)
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age 8+
Space RPG packs redundant play, tricky controls.
Platforms: Linux, Windows
(2015)
csm_app
age 8+
LEARNING
Interactive exploration of inventions inspires tinkerers.
Devices: iPod Touch, iPad
(2015)

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