All Reviews

Serafina and the Twisted Staff:  Serafina Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Spooky mystery sequel keeps up thrills and chills.
By Robert Beatty
(2016)
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Zootopia Crime Files: Hidden Object App Poster Image
age 8+
Movie tie-in has cute storylines and consumerism.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Fire phone, Kindle Fire, Apps for Windows, Windows Phone
(2016)
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The Adventures of Panda Warrior Movie Poster Image
age 8+
Action-packed cartoon with animal heroes in frequent danger.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2016)
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A Clatter of Jars Book Poster Image
age 8+
Quirky blend of magic, issues, recipes in summer camp tale.
By Lisa Graff
(2016)
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Hello World! TV Poster Image
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age 8+
Mix of wildlife and music is a family-friendly treat.
Network: Discovery Channel
(2016)
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Zootopia Movie Poster Image
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age 8+
Charming buddy-animal story promotes tolerance, teamwork.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2016)
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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)
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Hero Quest Movie Poster Image
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age 8+
Boy's animated odyssey has lots of action, suspense, scares.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2016)
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Big Game: FunJungle, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Smart and funny sequel grapples with ethics of hunting.
By Stuart Gibbs
(2015)
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Animal Crossing: amiibo Festival Game Poster Image
age 8+
Animal Crossing board game spin-off loses depth, fun factor.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii U
(2015)
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A Pack Divided: Survivors, The Gathering Darkness, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Exciting post-disaster dog fantasy best for fans of series.
By Erin Hunter
(2015)
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Firefly Hollow Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Sweet, poignant tale of loss, friendship, following dreams.
By Alison McGhee
(2015)
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Immortal Guardians: Spirit Animals: Fall of the Beasts, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Exciting -- and creepy -- start to spin-off fantasy series.
By Eliot Schrefer
(2015)
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Life Story TV Poster Image
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age 8+
Animal-journeys docu is beautiful, inspiring.
Network: Discovery Channel
(2015)
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AJ Jump: Animal Jam Kangaroos! App Poster Image
age 8+
Addictive endless jumper misses mark on some features.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Fire phone, Kindle Fire
(2015)
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Koda Quest - A Fingerprint Network App App Poster Image
age 8+
Real-world missions for environment may need more context.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2015)
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Jack: The True Story of Jack & the Beanstalk Book Poster Image
age 8+
Exciting, funny, fractured fairy tale of boy vs. giants.
By Liesl Shurtliff
(2015)
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Ferals Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Dark fantasy has chills, thrills, fresh take on superhero.
By Jacob Grey
(2015)
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The Evertree: Spirit Animals, Book 7 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Wrap-up of multimedia series is hasty but satisfying.
By Marie Lu
(2015)
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The Deer God Game Poster Image
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age 8+
Reincarnation game gets lost in repetition and confusion.
Platforms: Linux, Mac, Windows
(2015)
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