All Reviews

SuperHyperCube Game Poster Image
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age 8+
Challenging, repetitive VR puzzler frustrates, falls flat.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, PlayStation VR
(2016)
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Job Simulator Game Poster Image
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age 8+
Funny VR work sim is safe but grows old quick.
Platforms: HTC Vive, Oculus Rift, PlayStation 4, PlayStation VR
(2016)
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Harmonix Music VR Game Poster Image
age 8+
Music game is imaginative but lacks objectives, depth.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, PlayStation VR
(2016)
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Moo Book Poster Image
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Moo
age 8+
City kids meet cow in fun tale of empathy, perseverance.
By Sharon Creech
(2016)
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Paper Mario Color Splash Game Poster Image
age 8+
Imaginative action-adventure with puzzles and mild combat.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii U
(2016)
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Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle Series Book Poster Image
age 8+
Woman finds silly cures for bad behavior in whimsical tales.
By Betty MacDonald
(1947)
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Some Writer!: The Story of E.B. White Book Poster Image
age 8+
Enchanting illustrated bio of "Charlotte's Web" author.
By Melissa Sweet
(2016)
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Fuzzy Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Satire of school surveillance hits the mark.
By Tom Angleberger, Paul Dellinger
(2016)
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Sonic Boom: Fire & Ice Game Poster Image
age 8+
Sonic and friends' newest adventure moves at its own speed.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2016)
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Rogue Wizards Game Poster Image
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age 8+
Dungeon-crawling adventure is slightly unbalanced but fun.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2016)
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The Littlest Bigfoot: The Littlest Bigfoot, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Misfits find common ground, friendship in quirky fantasy.
By Jennifer Weiner
(2016)
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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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