All Reviews

age 8+
Harrowing tale of Gaither girls' summer in the South.
By Rita Williams-Garcia
(2015)
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age 8+
Use parent settings to make streaming app OK for kids.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Fire phone, Kindle Fire
(2015)
age 8+
Likable kids anchor goofy secret-agent sequel.
By Jeff Miller
(2015)
age 8+
Artful profiles of groundbreakers are fresh, inspiring.
By Kate Schatz
(2015)
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age 8+
Quirky adventure about the power of friendship and fantasy.
By A.F. Harrold
(2015)
age 8+
Wrap-up of multimedia series is hasty but satisfying.
By Marie Lu
(2015)
age 8+
Chinese girl visits U.S. in powerful friendship tale.
By Andrea Cheng
(2015)
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age 8+
Baseball installment knocks gameplay out of the park.
Platforms: PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita
(2015)
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age 8+
LEARNING
Accessible, uninspired pool is a scratch in the side pocket.
Platforms: Xbox One
(2015)
age 8+
Confusing animated movie is violent, a little scary.
On DVD/Streaming
(2015)
age 8+
Action-packed sequel has more mystery and depth.
By Octavia Spencer
(2015)
age 8+
Lots of solid science in fun, goofy sequel about energy.
By Jon Scieszka
(2015)
age 8+
More pep talks, positivity, substance from fun YouTube star.
By Robby Novak, Brad Montague
(2015)
age 8+
Inspirational memoir of Little League history maker.
By Mo'ne Davis, Hilary Beard
(2015)
age 8+
Fun and insightful look at elementary school friend drama.
By Julie Sternberg
(2014)
age 8+
Charming family series spotlights Batty in 4th volume.
By Jeanne Birdsall
(2015)
age 8+
Latest installment delivers dino battling, racing fun.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2015)
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age 8+
LEARNING
Parent-controlled chat; settings have limitations.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2015)
age 8+
Nate at his best, showing empathy for geeky new kid.
By Lincoln Peirce
(2015)
age 8+
LEARNING
Empowering calendar tool helps alleviate anxiety.
Devices: iPad
(2015)

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