All Reviews

Love That Dog Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Boy pours his grief into poetry in moving free-verse gem.
By Sharon Creech
(2004)
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Bakugan Battle Brawlers TV Poster Image
age 8+
So-so anime series has heavy marketing tie-in.
Network: Cartoon Network
(2008)
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Inside Grandad Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Magical story about a boy and his grandfather.
By Peter Dickinson
(2004)
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The Great Good Thing Book Poster Image
age 8+
Great for kids who love books.
By Roderick Townley
(2004)
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The City of Ember Book Poster Image
age 8+
Part fantasy, part mystery, part treasure hunt.
By Jeanne DuPrau
(2004)
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Coraline Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Strange, surreal tale sure to creep kids out.
By Neil Gaiman
(2004)
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Into the Labyrinth Book Poster Image
age 8+
OK, but not as good as The Great Good Thing.
By Roderick Townley
(2004)
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Farm Vet Game Poster Image
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age 8+
Strong edutainment value; weak graphics.
Platforms: Windows
(2008)
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Word Central Website Poster Image
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age 8+
Kid-friendly definitions make site a great reference.
URL: http://www.wordcentral.com
(2011)
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Batman Toxic Chill Game Poster Image
age 8+
Batman needs help solving logic puzzles.
Platforms: Windows, Mac
(2003)
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Tak and the Power of JuJu Game Poster Image
age 8+
Repetitive puzzles grow stale.
Platforms: PlayStation 2, Game Boy Advance
(2003)
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Holes Soundtrack Music Poster Image
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age 8+
Fun soundtrack with many musical styles.
By Various Artists
(2003)
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NBA Live 2004 Game Poster Image
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age 8+
Fast-paced, easy-to-learn gaming experience.
Platforms: Windows, PlayStation 2, Xbox
(2003)
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Madden NFL 2004 Game Poster Image
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age 8+
Heavy commercialism taints game.
Platforms: Windows, PlayStation 2, Xbox, Playstation
(2003)
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SpongeBob SquarePants: The Battle for Bikini Bottom Game Poster Image
age 8+
Benign game misses target audience.
Platforms: PlayStation 2
(2003)
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SSX 3 Game Poster Image
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age 8+
Mostly great competitive-action play for 8 and up.
Platforms: PlayStation 2, Xbox
(2003)
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Baby Book Poster Image
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age 8+
A grieving family finds an abandoned baby.
By Patricia MacLachlan
(2004)
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SIKids Website Poster Image
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age 8+
Action-packed site for jr. sport buffs; some ads.
URL: http://www.sikids.com
(2007)
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The Facts and Fictions of Minna Pratt Book Poster Image
age 8+
Minna grows up with odd friends and relatives.
By Patricia MacLachlan
(2004)
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Quantum Pad Learning System Game Poster Image
age 8+
Smaller, sleeker LeapPad version for older kids.
Platforms: Quantum Pad Learning System
(2003)
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