All Reviews

Villain Keeper: The Last Dragon Charmer, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Villains, dragons, prince meet middle school in fun romp.
By Laurie McKay
(2015)
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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)
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Three Ninjas: Kick Back Movie Poster Image
age 8+
Immature humor, sexism in trite '90s sequel.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1994)
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Chihuahua: The Movie Movie Poster Image
age 8+
Mean woman turns into a dog in awful redemption tale.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2011)
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Index Card Board App Poster Image
age 8+
Easily create notes and flash cards; no paper clip needed!
Devices: iPad
(2015)
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Recess: Taking The Fifth Grade Movie Poster Image
age 8+
Clever animated film about middle school; some name-calling.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2003)
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Super Mega Baseball Game Poster Image
age 8+
Energetic baseball game hits a home run.
Platforms: PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4
(2014)
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Moonpenny Island Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Strong messages, role models in absorbing coming-of-ager.
By Tricia Springstubb
(2015)
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Osmos Game Poster Image
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age 8+
Smart, pretty puzzler may get kids thinking about science.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2009)
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Chasing Freedom: The Life Journeys of Harriet Tubman and Susan B. Anthony, Inspired by Historical Facts Book Poster Image
age 8+
Fact-filled look at rights leaders' intertwined lives.
By Nikki Grimes
(2015)
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Ellen's Design Challenge TV Poster Image
age 8+
Not enough Ellen in mild furniture design competition.
Network: HGTV
(2015)
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Ever After High TV Poster Image
age 8+
Product placement, iffy body images in creative series.
Network: Netflix, Online
(2014)
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Hero Book Poster Image
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age 8+
True bravery, friendship in suspenseful tale for dog lovers.
By Sarah Lean
(2015)
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SpongeBob HeroPants Game Poster Image
age 8+
This pineapple-under-the-sea adventure's a bit stale.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS, PlayStation Vita, Xbox 360
(2015)
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Gravity Ghost Game Poster Image
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age 8+
Beautiful puzzler explores life, death, and relationships.
Platforms: Linux, Mac, Windows
(2015)
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Iron Ball Ride App Poster Image
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age 8+
Swiping instead of tilting = easier for kids to roll.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Fire phone, Kindle Fire
(2015)
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Our Little Family TV Poster Image
age 8+
Little people-focused reality show has empowering messages.
Network: TLC
(2015)
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Smash Your Food App Poster Image
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age 8+
Smashing videos hook kids, but background info missing.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2015)
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Book of the Dead: TombQuest, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Straightforward mummy adventure with a side of gamer fun.
By Michael Northrop
(2015)
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Impoppable App Poster Image
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age 8+
Bubbly math practice builds skills and fluency.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2015)
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