All Reviews

KidMix -- The Social Network & Playdate Planner for Kids App Poster Image
age 8+
LEARNING
Social media scaffolding, playdate planner, fun content.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2016)
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)
MLB The Show 16 Game Poster Image
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age 8+
LEARNING
Fine-tuned baseball game is a home run, but full of ads.
Platforms: PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4
(2016)
Robots Go Wild! House of Robots, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Good-vs.-bad robot antics will hook reluctant readers.
By James Patterson, Chris Grabenstein
(2015)
MX vs. ATV Supercross Encore Game Poster Image
age 8+
Mediocre racer has bad controls, visuals issues.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2015)
NASCAR Hammer Down TV Poster Image
age 8+
Car-racing show entertains, defies gender stereotypes.
Network: Nickelodeon
(2015)
NBA Live 16 Game Poster Image
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age 8+
LEARNING
Fun basketball sim fouled by bugs, gameplay flaws.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Xbox One
(2015)
FIFA 16 Game Poster Image
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age 8+
LEARNING
Female soccer stars join fantastic yearly sports sim.
Platforms: PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One
(2015)
Pups United Movie Poster Image
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age 8+
Cheesy talking-dog tale is filled with potty humor, bullying
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2015)
Madden NFL 16 Game Poster Image
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age 8+
LEARNING
One of the better Madden offerings in years.
Platforms: PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One
(2015)
DiscStorm Game Poster Image
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age 8+
Fast-paced arcade arena play held back by repetitive action.
Platforms: Linux, Mac, Windows
(2015)
Rory McIlroy PGA Tour Game Poster Image
age 8+
LEARNING
Long-running golf series reboot sorely lacking content.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Xbox One
(2015)
Roller Girl Book Poster Image
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age 8+
With girl power galore, graphic novel is great for tweens.
By Victoria Jamieson
(2015)
My Dad Is a Soccer Mom Movie Poster Image
age 8+
Predictable family comedy explores gender stereotypes.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2015)
Get Mooned: Joey & Johnny, the Ninjas, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Giddily fun start to ninja series has lots of fighting.
By Kevin Serwacki, Chris Pallace
(2015)
Hit & Miss Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Young Jeter inches closer to his dreams in strong sequel.
By Derek Jeter, Paul Mantell
(2015)
Chroma Squad Game Poster Image
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age 8+
Comical, mildly violent take on fake fantasy TV production.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2015)
HBO NOW App Poster Image
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age 8+
Use parent settings to make streaming app OK for kids.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Fire phone, Kindle Fire
(2015)
MLB 15: The Show Game Poster Image
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age 8+
Baseball installment knocks gameplay out of the park.
Platforms: PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita
(2015)
Mo'ne Davis: Remember My Name: My Story from First Pitch to Game Changer Book Poster Image
age 8+
Inspirational memoir of Little League history maker.
By Mo'ne Davis, Hilary Beard
(2015)

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