All Reviews

Flight of the Butterflies Movie Poster Image
age 8+
Gentle docu celebrates miracle of butterfly migration.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2012)
Journey to Space Movie Poster Image
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age 8+
Stunning visuals in short docu about modern space program.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2015)
Genius by Stephen Hawking TV Poster Image
age 8+
Volunteers test theory that brilliance lies in everyone.
Network: PBS
(2016)
Kong: King of the Apes TV Poster Image
age 8+
CGI take on primate's story is violent but entertaining.
Network: Netflix
(2016)
All the Time in the World Movie Poster Image
age 8+
Family leaves tech behind during winter in the Yukon.
In Theaters Now
(Release Year: 2016)
Sustainaville - An Ethical Game App Poster Image
age 8+
LEARNING
Sustainable-community sim teaches kids to help and conserve.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Mac, Android, Fire phone, Kindle Fire, Windows Phone
(2016)
The Wild Robot Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Robot vs. wilderness in poignant survival tale.
By Peter Brown
(2016)
Strawberry Shortcake Candy Garden App Poster Image
age 8+
Purchases pushed in magical garden not so sweet.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2016)
Big Game: FunJungle, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Smart and funny sequel grapples with ethics of hunting.
By Stuart Gibbs
(2015)
Amplitude Game Poster Image
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age 8+
All-too-short musical treat for both the eyes and ears.
Platforms: PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4
(2016)
A Tale of Highly Unusual Magic Book Poster Image
age 8+
History, magic, foreign travel in exciting tween adventure.
By Lisa Papademetriou
(2015)
Newton for Osmo App Poster Image
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age 8+
LEARNING
Cool physics + drawing concept misses mark.
Devices: iPad
(2015)
Secret Coders Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Fun, funny graphic novel promotes programming.
By Gene Luen Yang
(2015)
Firefly Hollow Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Sweet, poignant tale of loss, friendship, following dreams.
By Alison McGhee
(2015)
Frank Einstein and the BrainTurbo: Frank Einstein, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Fun sequel serves up science with a splash of philosophy.
By Jon Scieszka
(2015)
Spider: Rite of the Shrouded Moon Game Poster Image
age 8+
Arachnid spins unconventional action with some repetition.
Platforms: Linux, Mac, Windows, iPhone
(2015)
FlummoxVision - Watch Flummox and Friends on your iPad App Poster Image
age 8+
LEARNING
Funny videos, solid questions for social-emotional learning.
Devices: iPad
(2015)
Into the Dorkness: Galaxy's Most Wanted, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Science-nerd tweens battle aliens in fast-paced, fun sequel.
By John Kloepfer
(2015)
The Secrets of the Storm Vortex: The Lightning Catcher, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Sequel stays highly imaginative but lacks momentum.
By Anne Cameron
(2015)
AJ Jump: Animal Jam Kangaroos! App Poster Image
age 8+
LEARNING
Addictive endless jumper misses mark on some features.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Fire phone, Kindle Fire
(2015)

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