All Reviews

Saving the Whole Wide World: Hilo, Book 2: Book Poster Image
age 8+
Alien robot fights alien invasion in fun page-turner.
By Judd Winick
(2016)
Voltron: Legendary Defender TV Poster Image
age 8+
DreamWorks updates '80s toon in tense but fantastic form.
Network: Netflix
(2016)
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)
Score Rush Extended Game Poster Image
age 8+
Colorful, repetitive arcade game focuses on high scores.
Platforms: PlayStation 4
(2016)
Beast Machines: Transformers TV Poster Image
age 8+
Exciting, violent action continues robotic animal story.
Network: Syndicated
(2016)
Slugterra: Dark Waters App Poster Image
age 8+
Freemium sci-fi shooter is fun but doesn't stand out.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Fire phone, Kindle Fire
(2016)
Hilo: The Boy Who Crashed to Earth: Hilo, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Fun graphic novel about Earth adventures of boy from space.
By Judd Winick
(2015)
Assault Android Cactus Game Poster Image
age 8+
Challenging arcade action has mild violence, difficult play.
Platforms: Linux, Mac, PlayStation 4, Windows
(2016)
A Boy and His Blob (2016) Game Poster Image
age 8+
Heartwarming tale of friendship, teamwork, and hugs.
Platforms: Mac, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, Windows, Xbox One
(2016)
Transformers: Robots in Disguise TV Poster Image
age 8+
Likable action series has hefty commercial ties.
Network: Cartoon Network
(2015)
Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy TV Poster Image
age 8+
Ragtag hero bunch's continuing story is violent but fun.
Network: Disney XD
(2015)
Lego DC Super Heroes: Justice League: Attack of the Legion of Doom! Movie Poster Image
age 8+
Action-packed tale provides laughs while selling products.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2015)
Captain Forever Remix Game Poster Image
age 8+
Campy sibling fight frustrates, pleases with juvenile humor.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2015)
Star Wars Journeys: Beginnings App Poster Image
age 8+
Interactive retellings with games put kids in the action.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, 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)
Lost Orbit Game Poster Image
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age 8+
Dodge your way to safety in this galactic adventure.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2015)
Close Encounters of the Nerd Kind: The Nerdy Dozen, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Likable kids anchor goofy secret-agent sequel.
By Jeff Miller
(2015)
Smek for President!: The Smek Smeries, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Girl blasts off to alien moon in wacky, wise sci-fi sequel.
By Adam Rex
(2015)
Destination Sol Game Poster Image
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age 8+
Space RPG packs redundant play, tricky controls.
Platforms: Linux, Windows
(2015)
Gravity Ghost Game Poster Image
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age 8+
LEARNING
Beautiful puzzler explores life, death, and relationships.
Platforms: Linux, Mac, Windows
(2015)

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