All Reviews

AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Magical, heartrending story of loss, change, and hope.
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By Nikki Loftin
(2015)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Blended family reality show offers good clean fun.
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Network: TBS
(2015)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Super-relatable heroine, lots of middle-school drama.
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By Erin Entrada Kelly
(2015)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Evocative retrospective drama follows changes of the '60s.
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Network: NBC
(2015)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Sondheim's fairy tale musical is dark, complex, sublime.
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On DVD/Streaming
(2015)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Twisty brainteaser of a fantasy is a keeper.
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By Ted Sanders
(2015)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Changelings return to Fairyland in twist to dazzling series.
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By Catherynne M. Valente
(2015)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Zoom, rotate, and fold solid figures with elegant math tool.
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Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2015)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Exciting high-tech turn for the wordy series.
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By Brandon Mull
(2015)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Big-hearted book about overcoming dyslexia inspires.
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By Lynda Mullaly Hunt
(2015)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Accessible, action-heavy space strategy with mild violence.
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Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2015)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Brilliant, beautiful platform adventure with a lovable hero.
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Platforms: Windows, Xbox 360, Xbox One
(2015)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Powerful documentary depicts obese kids' struggles.
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On DVD/Streaming
(2015)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Kids race to save world in fast-paced sequel.
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By Whitaker Ringwald
(2015)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Fun, fresh sci-fi adventure has touching message of empathy.
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By Sophia McDougall
(2015)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Roller coaster ride lots of thrills, controls full of bumps.
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Platforms: Xbox 360, Xbox One
(2015)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Captivating tale of U.S. girl meeting her family in Vietnam.
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By Thanhha Lai
(2015)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Vexing puzzler is safe for kids but could prove frustrating.
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Platforms: Mac, Windows, Xbox One
(2015)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Thrilling series conclusion spotlights value of education.
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By Shannon Hale
(2015)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
'90s anime reboot boasts girl power, but iffy body images.
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Network: Hulu, Online
(2015)

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