All Reviews

Ghosts Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Insightful, moving graphic novel of sisters facing fears.
By Raina Telgemeier
(2016)
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Batman Unlimited: Mechs vs Mutants Movie Poster Image
age 8+
Superhero battle filled with cartoon mayhem, nonstop action.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2016)
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Smashing Grammar App Poster Image
age 8+
Arcade-style games test reflexes as much as grammar skills.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2016)
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Kulipari: An Army of Frogs TV Poster Image
age 8+
Graphic novels inspire fantastic -- but violent -- series.
Network: Netflix
(2016)
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Miss Hollywood: Lights, Camera, Fashion! - Pet Adventures App Poster Image
age 8+
Pricey, movie-themed collection of uninspired mini-games.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2016)
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Perchang App Poster Image
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age 8+
Lovely minimalist Rube Goldberg puzzler with a techno edge.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2016)
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Shiny Game Poster Image
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age 8+
Nonviolent rescue game lacks polish, responsive controls.
Platforms: Windows
(2016)
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Paths & Portals: Secret Coders, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Programs and plot get more complex in clever installment.
By Gene Luen Yang
(2016)
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Serafina and the Twisted Staff:  Serafina Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Spooky mystery sequel keeps up thrills and chills.
By Robert Beatty
(2016)
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Blue Apprentice - Elementary Science Adventure Game by Galxyz App Poster Image
age 8+
Immersive science adventure helpful for reinforcing facts.
Devices: iPad
(2016)
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Big Nate Blasts Off: Big Nate Book 8 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Warmhearted ending for popular comic series.
By Lincoln Peirce
(2016)
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Madden NFL 17 Game Poster Image
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age 8+
Top sports franchise scores touchdown with big improvements.
Platforms: PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One
(2016)
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Galactic Hot Dogs, Book 1: Cosmoe's Wiener Getaway Book Poster Image
age 8+
Breathlessly busy space adventure is giddy fun.
By Max Brallier
(2016)
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A Cinderella Story: If the Shoe Fits Movie Poster Image
age 8+
Kids will enjoy this playful, modern-day fairy tale musical.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2016)
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Disney Mix App Poster Image
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age 8+
Safe intro to texting with filters, fun, games; set limits.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2016)
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Ms. Bixby's Last Day Book Poster Image
age 8+
Remarkable story of three boys honoring spirited teacher.
By John David Anderson
(2016)
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Road to Ballhalla Game Poster Image
age 8+
"Roll-playing" game delights in bad puns but is too short.
Platforms: Windows
(2016)
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Zootopia Crime Files: Hidden Object App Poster Image
age 8+
Movie tie-in has cute storylines and consumerism.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Fire phone, Kindle Fire, Apps for Windows, Windows Phone
(2016)
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Overcooked Game Poster Image
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age 8+
Crazy co-op cooking game emphasizes collaboration, focus.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2016)
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The Adventures of Panda Warrior Movie Poster Image
age 8+
Action-packed cartoon with animal heroes in frequent danger.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2016)
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