All Reviews

AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Kid vampire tale has a light but delightfully gross touch.
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By Marissa Moss
(2014)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
LEGO-branded portable adventure focuses mostly on combat.
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Platforms: Nintendo 3DS, PlayStation Vita
(2014)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Versatile site lets kids read news at their own level.
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URL: https://newsela.com/
(2014)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Easy-to-use photo embellisher -- just watch sharing options.
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Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2014)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Adorable talking photo maker great for laughs, creativity.
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Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2014)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Clever sequel is goofy, gross, giddy -- and sweet.
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By Andy Griffiths
(2014)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Super stop for conservation, community, and ocean critters.
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URL: http://seaworldkids.com/
(2014)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Strange but fun game mixes aquatic tactics and role-playing.
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Platforms: Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo Wii U
(2014)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Terrific page-turner has it all: action, humor, and heart.
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By John David Anderson
(2014)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Clockwork fantasy adventure is delightful but a bit dark.
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By Emma Trevayne
(2014)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
U.S. history Q&A overshadowed by bald eagle bowling game.
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Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2014)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Watch, create, share on solid video-based social network.
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URL: http://www.viddiverse.com/
(2014)
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)

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