All Reviews

AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Frail boy and huge talking dog reunite in D.C. adventure.
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By Jenny Lee
(2014)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Rich, authentic characters are heart of thoughtful novel.
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By Peter Johnson
(2014)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Build your own Bikini Bottom, but beware in-app buys.
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Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire
(2014)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Clever underdog sparkles in winning adventure.
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By E.S. Farber
(2014)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Spin-off series has multigenerational appeal, OK lessons.
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Network: Disney Channel
(2014)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Boy stereotypes stand out in otherwise feel-good movie.
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Network: Disney Channel
(2014)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Awful Chinese animal caper has some violence, scary scenes.
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On DVD/Streaming
(2014)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Wacky Internet star sends solid messages about self-image.
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Network: Nickelodeon
(2014)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Addictive, utterly frustrating action/music/platform game.
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Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire
(2014)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Reading-comprehension activities better with adult guidance.
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URL: http://reading.ecb.org/
(2014)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Puzzle series' Wii U debut delivers great mind-benders.
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Platforms: Nintendo Wii U
(2014)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Fun endless-runner promo for TV show; in-app buys pushed.
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Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2014)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Spy-kid series kicks off with goofy plot, high-tech fun.
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By Jeff Miller
(2014)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Sweet, funny, poignant tale of struggling 10-year-old.
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By Lisa Graff
(2014)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Surprisingly deep app trades aerial combat for ground fight.
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Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire
(2014)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Accessible family and school-oriented science activities.
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URL: http://scienceofeverydaylife.com
(2014)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Gardening sim is cute but doesn't dig deep enough.
csm_game
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2014)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Delightful, gentle fantasy stresses power of forgiveness.
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By Merrie Haskell
(2014)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Quirky sim engages kids in a virtual doll soap opera.
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Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2014)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Kids turn 2-D shapes into 3-D buildings in fun geometry app.
csm_app
Devices: iPad, Android, Kindle Fire
(2014)

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