All Reviews

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)
age 8+
 
Pedal-to-the-metal graphic novel celebrates Latino culture.
By Cathy Camper
(2014)
age 8+
 
Informative animal-conservation show mild enough for tweens.
Network: CW
(2014)
age 8+
 
Brilliant and beautiful arcade shooter with online play.
Platforms: Mac, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox 360, Xbox One
(2014)
age 8+
 
LEARNING
Fun version of the iconic board game -- with extra modes.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Xbox One
(2014)
age 8+
 
LEARNING
Remake of fun all-ages RPG has some online safety concerns.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2014)
age 8+
 
LEARNING
Kids empowered to create own content in clever adventure.
Platforms: PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4
(2014)
age 8+
 
LEARNING
TV-based motion-sensing game loaded with cartoon hijinks.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One
(2014)
age 8+
 
Thrilling fantasy series opener makes a great read-aloud.
By Carrie Ryan, John Parke Davis
(2014)
age 8+
 
Actor encourages grumpy Christians to embrace the season.
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(2014)
age 8+
 
Dickens perennial gets goofy "Adventure Time" treatment.
By Max Brallier
(2014)
age 8+
 
Shipwrecked siblings encounter more adventure on new island.
By Jeff Probst, Chris Tebbetts
(2014)
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age 8+
 
Dark anime delves into prejudice in upside-down worlds.
On DVD/Streaming
(2014)
age 8+
 
Popular PlayStation character stars in fun endless runner.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2014)
age 8+
 
Whimsical, adventurous tale has some scary moments, too.
Network: Cartoon Network
(2014)
age 8+
 
Compelling docu about young dancers who live for ballet.
In Theaters Now
(2014)
age 8+
 
Family road trip goes hilariously awry in 9th installment.
By Jeff Kinney
(2014)
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age 8+
 
Visually beautiful but dark retelling of classic fairytale.
On DVD/Streaming
(2014)
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age 8+
 
LEARNING
Hoops sim makes upgrades but still needs more time in gym.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Xbox One
(2014)

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