All Reviews

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)
age 8+
 
LEARNING
Young filmmakers will delight in empowering stop-motion app.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2014)
age 8+
 
Memorable heroine, lush writing weave a captivating spell.
By Katherine Rundell
(2014)
age 8+
 
Thoughtful, satisfying end to historical adventure series.
By Elise Broach
(2014)
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age 8+
 
Plucky heroine faces turbulent times in engaging tale.
By Darlene Beck Jacobson
(2014)
age 8+
 
Cassie's ongoing tale promotes responsibility, forgiveness.
Network: Hallmark Channel
(2014)
age 8+
 
LEARNING
Become a wizardly conductor in music game; some iffy lyrics.
Platforms: Xbox 360, Xbox One
(2014)
age 8+
 
Fascinating look at how technology may change the future.
Network: Fox
(2014)
age 8+
 
Fascinating adventure only held back by some hard puzzles.
Platforms: Mac
(2014)
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age 8+
 
LEARNING
Super fun movie maker lets kids star in their own creations.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2014)
age 8+
 
Exciting movie boasts strong characters, positive messages.
On DVD/Streaming
(2014)
age 8+
 
Pac-Man and his friends bite into a mediocre platformer.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo Wii U, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360
(2014)
age 8+
 
Picture book offers inspiring bios of Latino Americans.
By Juan Felipe Herrera
(2014)
age 8+
 
Exciting series is violent but has positive messages, too.
Network: Disney XD
(2014)
age 8+
 
LEARNING
Cunning puzzler delivers beauty, challenge, and peace.
Platforms: Linux, Mac, Windows
(2014)
age 8+
 
Transform baddies with terrific twist on toy-driven series.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire
(2014)
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age 8+
 
Fun Halloween sequel retreads mildly violent costumed play.
Platforms: Mac, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox 360
(2014)
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age 8+
 
Stellar pro hoops franchise slam-dunks with added modes.
Platforms: PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox 360, Xbox One
(2014)

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