All Reviews

age 8+
Adopted girl discovers how she's special in engaging tale.
By Carrie Goldman, Juliet Bond
(2015)
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age 8+
Bittersweet family comedy involves parental loss.
On DVD/Streaming
(2015)
age 8+
Car-racing show entertains, defies gender stereotypes.
Network: Nickelodeon
(2015)
age 8+
LEARNING
Engaging animated lessons help kids learn key social skills.
Devices: iPad
(2015)
age 8+
Likable action series has hefty commercial ties.
Network: Cartoon Network
(2015)
age 8+
Sassy, quippy graphic novel shreds princess conventions.
By Ursula Vernon
(2015)
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age 8+
LEARNING
Fun basketball sim fouled by bugs, gameplay flaws.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Xbox One
(2015)
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age 8+
Fun, funny graphic novel promotes programming.
By Gene Luen Yang
(2015)
age 8+
Spooky mystery-thriller about supernatural evil.
By Robert Beatty
(2015)
age 8+
LEARNING
Cute, accessible home-design sim in popular series.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2015)
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age 8+
LEARNING
Female soccer stars join fantastic yearly sports sim.
Platforms: PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One
(2015)
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age 8+
Pitch-perfect story about boy and family facing hard times.
By Katherine Applegate
(2015)
age 8+
Ragtag hero bunch's continuing story is violent but fun.
Network: Disney XD
(2015)
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age 8+
Cheesy talking-dog tale is filled with potty humor, bullying
On DVD/Streaming
(2015)
age 8+
Whimsical, breezy faux memoir told by an imaginary friend.
By Michelle Cuevas
(2015)
age 8+
LEARNING
Fun creative puzzler almost as good as original Vita game.
Platforms: PlayStation 4
(2015)
age 8+
Classic Mexican cartoon has slapstick violence, mischief.
Network: Online
(2015)
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age 8+
Boy stereotypes stand out in otherwise feel-good movie.
On DVD/Streaming
(2015)
age 8+
Adventure film cheers on misfits; some violence, bullying.
On DVD/Streaming
(2015)
age 8+
Kinda creepy, kinda sweet ghost story for big kids, tweens.
By Lauren DeStefano
(2015)

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