All Reviews

age 8+
 
History this lively should be required reading in school.
By Jonah Winter
(2015)
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age 8+
 
LEARNING
Kid-safe chatting with tight parental controls.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2015)
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age 8+
 
LEARNING
Beautiful puzzler explores life, death, and relationships.
Platforms: Linux, Mac, Windows
(2015)
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age 8+
 
LEARNING
Interactive exploration of inventions inspires tinkerers.
Devices: iPod Touch, iPad
(2015)
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age 8+
 
Heartbreaking, uplifting, lyrical orphan tale in free verse.
By A. L. Sonnichsen
(2015)
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age 8+
 
Kids jump in and out of book worlds in wacky series start.
By James Riley
(2015)
age 8+
 
Inspirational and informative intro to an American hero.
By Ann Turner
(2015)
age 8+
 
Zany fun, great writing in smart prankster tale with heart.
By Mac Barnett, Jory John
(2015)
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age 8+
 
LEARNING
Safer social media option for family sharing.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2015)
age 8+
 
Action and surprises in best series installment so far.
By Eliot Schrefer
(2014)
age 8+
 
Appealing tale of would-be witch has laughs, insights.
By Natasha Lowe
(2015)
age 8+
 
A heartfelt intro to King's peaceful protest movement.
By Angela Farris Watkins
(2014)
age 8+
 
Misfit soccer team teaches perseverance, overcoming fears.
Network: Hulu
(2014)
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age 8+
 
Excellent game-inspired anime has likable hero at heart.
Network: Netflix
(2014)
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age 8+
 
High drama, remarkable skill in kids' intelligence contest.
Network: Lifetime
(2014)
age 8+
 
Slightly edgy Christmas special makes Santa a grump.
On DVD/Streaming
(2014)
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age 8+
 
LEARNING
Diving game aims to teach but runs out of air.
Platforms: Windows
(2014)
age 8+
 
Energetic baseball game hits a home run.
Platforms: PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4
(2014)
age 8+
 
Mild story a winner for reluctant-reader robot fans.
By James Patterson, Chris Grabenstein
(2014)
age 8+
 
Mildly entertaining tween mystery falls short in resolution.
By Heather Vogel Frederick
(2014)

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