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Capstone Kids Website Poster Image
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age 8+
Book publisher's kid site has quizzes, activities, and more.
URL: http://www.capstonekids.com/index.aspx
(2014)
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Maleficent Movie Poster Image
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age 8+
Visually beautiful but dark retelling of classic fairytale.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2014)
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3rd Grade Splash Math Game App Poster Image
age 8+
Dive into math with customizable worksheets and fun prizes.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2014)
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Nemo's Reef App Poster Image
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age 8+
Ecosystem sim is visually vibrant but a bit shallow.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire, Nook HD
(2014)
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The Powerpuff Girls: Defenders of Townsville Game Poster Image
age 8+
Supergirls' fun comeback heavy on fighting, short on story.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2014)
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The Secret of Ferrell Savage Book Poster Image
age 8+
Silly, fast-moving story of sleds and family secrets.
By J. Duddy Gill
(2014)
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Blood Ties: Spirit Animals, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Multiplatform fantasy series ups the battle violence.
By Garth Nix, Sean Williams
(2014)
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Primates of the Seven Seas Movie Poster Image
age 8+
Offbeat primate adventure big on lasers, guns, explosions.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2013)
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God of Light App Poster Image
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age 8+
Soothing puzzle game blends light and physics.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Fire phone, Kindle Fire
(2014)
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Violetta TV Poster Image
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age 8+
Soapy but light drama boasts strong female lead.
Network: Disney Channel
(2014)
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Sonic Underground TV Poster Image
age 8+
Surprisingly complex cartoon touches on tyranny vs. freedom.
Network: Netflix
(1999)
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The Storm Tower Thief: The Lightning Catcher, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Kids fight dangerous weather in too-mild fantasy sequel.
By Anne Cameron
(2014)
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The Spy Catchers of Maple Hill Book Poster Image
age 8+
Girl suspects a Communist in her midst in McCarthy-era tale.
By Megan Frazer Blakemore
(2014)
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Viddiverse Website Poster Image
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age 8+
Watch, create, share on solid video-based social network.
URL: http://www.viddiverse.com/
(2014)
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Big Nate Strikes Again: Big Nate, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Nate locks horns with Gina in funny, feud-filled tale.
By Lincoln Peirce
(2010)
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Big Nate on a Roll: Big Nate, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Jealousy gets Nate into big trouble in third installment.
By Lincoln Peirce
(2011)
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Science of Everyday Life Website Poster Image
age 8+
Accessible family and school-oriented science activities.
URL: http://scienceofeverydaylife.com
(2014)
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The Nerdy Dozen, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Spy-kid series kicks off with goofy plot, high-tech fun.
By Jeff Miller
(2014)
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Geometry Dash App Poster Image
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age 8+
Addictive, utterly frustrating action/music/platform game.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire
(2014)
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Into the Book Website Poster Image
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age 8+
Pricey reading-comprehension drills need adult guidance.
URL: http://reading.ecb.org/
(2014)
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