All Reviews

The Founding Fathers!: Those Horse-Ridin', Fiddle-Playin', Book-Readin', Gun-Totin' Gentlemen Who Started America Book Poster Image
age 8+
History this lively should be required reading in school.
By Jonah Winter
(2015)
Marimba Chat App Poster Image
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age 8+
LEARNING
Kid-safe chatting with tight parental controls.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(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)
Gadgetarium App Poster Image
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age 8+
LEARNING
Interactive exploration of inventions inspires tinkerers.
Devices: iPod Touch, iPad
(2015)
Red Butterfly Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Heartbreaking, uplifting, lyrical orphan tale in free verse.
By A. L. Sonnichsen
(2015)
Story Thieves Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Kids jump in and out of book worlds in wacky series start.
By James Riley
(2015)
My Name Is Truth: The Life of Sojourner Truth Book Poster Image
age 8+
Inspirational and informative intro to an American hero.
By Ann Turner
(2015)
The Terrible Two, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Zany fun, great writing in smart prankster tale with heart.
By Mac Barnett, Jory John
(2015)
GeckoLife App Poster Image
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age 8+
LEARNING
Safer social media option for family sharing.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2015)
Rise and Fall: Spirit Animals, Book 6 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Action and surprises in best series installment so far.
By Eliot Schrefer
(2014)
The Courage of Cat Campbell Book Poster Image
age 8+
Appealing tale of would-be witch has laughs, insights.
By Natasha Lowe
(2015)
Love Will See You Through: Martin Luther King Jr.'s Six Guiding Beliefs (As Told by His Niece) Book Poster Image
age 8+
A heartfelt intro to King's peaceful protest movement.
By Angela Farris Watkins
(2014)
Inazuma Eleven TV Poster Image
age 8+
Misfit soccer team teaches perseverance, overcoming fears.
Network: Hulu
(2014)
Wakfu TV Poster Image
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age 8+
Excellent game-inspired anime has likable hero at heart.
Network: Netflix
(2014)
Child Genius TV Poster Image
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age 8+
High drama, remarkable skill in kids' intelligence contest.
Network: Lifetime
(2014)
How Murray Saved Christmas Movie Poster Image
age 8+
Slightly edgy Christmas special makes Santa a grump.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2014)
Infinite Scuba Game Poster Image
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age 8+
LEARNING
Diving game aims to teach but runs out of air.
Platforms: Windows
(2014)
Super Mega Baseball Game Poster Image
age 8+
Energetic baseball game hits a home run.
Platforms: PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4
(2014)
House of Robots, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Mild story a winner for reluctant-reader robot fans.
By James Patterson, Chris Grabenstein
(2014)
Absolutely Truly:  A Pumpkin Falls Mystery Book Poster Image
age 8+
Mildly entertaining tween mystery falls short in resolution.
By Heather Vogel Frederick
(2014)

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