All Reviews

age 8+
Captivating fantasy has strong heroine with magical powers.
By Diana Wynne Jones
(2014)
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age 8+
Soapy but light drama boasts strong female lead.
Network: Disney Channel
(2014)
age 8+
Sweet comedy about postal workers is whole-family-friendly.
Network: Hallmark Channel
(2014)
age 8+
Fun, heartfelt summer tale of time-traveling tween.
By Charise Mericle Harper
(2014)
age 8+
Unlikely hero team has positive social messages for kids.
On DVD/Streaming
(2014)
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age 8+
LEARNING
Soothing puzzle game blends light and physics.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Fire phone, Kindle Fire
(2014)
age 8+
Multiplatform fantasy series ups the battle violence.
By Garth Nix, Sean Williams
(2014)
csm_app
age 8+
Beautiful glass-breaking game simply mesmerizes.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2014)
age 8+
LEARNING
Kids play hair stylist for mom, the dog, or even themselves.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2014)
age 8+
Silly, fast-moving story of sleds and family secrets.
By J. Duddy Gill
(2014)
csm_app
age 8+
LEARNING
Ecosystem sim is visually vibrant but a bit shallow.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire, Nook HD
(2014)
age 8+
Thinly stretched plot takes air out of fun idea.
By Erin Soderberg
(2014)
age 8+
Monster adventure is overly concerned with teen crushes.
On DVD/Streaming
(2014)
csm_app
age 8+
LEARNING
Terrifically addictive math-based puzzle game.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2014)
age 8+
Supergirls' fun comeback heavy on fighting, short on story.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2014)
age 8+
Dimwitted dog tale with bumbling villains, farts, bullies.
On DVD/Streaming
(2014)
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age 8+
Animated tale has lots of cartoonish violence, crass humor.
On DVD/Streaming
(2014)
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age 8+
Unexciting adventure film about lost kids has mild peril.
On DVD/Streaming
(2014)
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age 8+
British dance flick is clichéd but clean and fun.
On DVD/Streaming
(2014)
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age 8+
Plucky heroine uncovers stolen painting in engaging mystery.
By Laura Marx Fitzgerald
(2014)

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