All Reviews

The Secrets of Valhalla Book Poster Image
age 8+
Fantasy with Norse gods lacks clarity.
By Jasmine Richards
(2015)
Mr. Lemoncello's Library Olympics Book Poster Image
age 8+
Trivia, puzzles, and books galore in zany library sequel.
By Chris Grabenstein
(2016)
Robots Go Wild! House of Robots, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Good-vs.-bad robot antics will hook reluctant readers.
By James Patterson, Chris Grabenstein
(2015)
Robo-Dog Movie Poster Image
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age 8+
Live-action comedy has disturbing scenes, dumb story.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2016)
Amplitude Game Poster Image
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age 8+
All-too-short musical treat for both the eyes and ears.
Platforms: PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4
(2016)
Timber the Treasure Dog Movie Poster Image
age 8+
Kids face peril in silly talking-dog adventure.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2016)
Under Their Skin, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Thought-provoking sci-fi saga has riveting twists.
By Margaret Peterson Haddix
(2016)
Two More Eggs TV Poster Image
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age 8+
Creative animation gives quirky, madcap shorts appeal.
Network: Disney XD
(2015)
The Great British Baking Show TV Poster Image
age 8+
Mild, mouth-watering baking contest great fun for all ages.
Network: PBS, Syndicated
(2010)
Jellyfish Eyes Movie Poster Image
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age 8+
Japanese artist's fantasy film is disappointing, derivative.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2015)
A Whole New Ballgame: Rip and Red, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Fun, gentle story about kids gaining confidence and empathy.
By Phil Bildner
(2015)
A Tale of Highly Unusual Magic Book Poster Image
age 8+
History, magic, foreign travel in exciting tween adventure.
By Lisa Papademetriou
(2015)
Jim Henson's Turkey Hollow Movie Poster Image
age 8+
Family-friendly monster film has warm fuzzies, some scares.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2015)
My Diary from the Edge of the World Book Poster Image
age 8+
Magical, heartbreaking story about family and friendship.
By Jodi Lynn Anderson
(2015)
Animal Crossing: amiibo Festival Game Poster Image
age 8+
Animal Crossing board game spin-off loses depth, fun factor.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii U
(2015)
MX vs. ATV Supercross Encore Game Poster Image
age 8+
Mediocre racer has bad controls, visuals issues.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2015)
The Naughty List Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Goofy humor, warm heart in wild holiday romp.
By Michael Fry, Bradley Jackson
(2015)
Jedi Junior High Movie Poster Image
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age 8+
Sweet docu of musical Star Wars show celebrates the arts.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2015)
PLAYMessenger: Child Safe Chat App Poster Image
age 8+
Be social like the big kids; parents still in control.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2015)
The League of Unexceptional Children Book Poster Image
age 8+
Clever idea, clumsy start to silly spy-kid humor series.
By Gitty Daneshvari
(2015)

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