TV Reviews

 
Ronja, the Robber's Daughter TV Poster Image
age 7+
Beautiful book adaptation with exceptional female lead.
Network: Amazon Prime Video
(2017)
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Hanazuki: Full of Treasures TV Poster Image
age 7+
Fun fantasy series has good messages for grade-schoolers.
Network: YouTube
(2017)
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Surf's Up 2: Wave Mania Movie Poster Image
age 7+
Wave-riding sequel features surf action plus WWE folks.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2017)
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Super Mario Maker for Nintendo 3DS Game Poster Image
age 7+
Make Mario adventures in palm of your hand.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2016)
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The BFG Movie Poster Image
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age 7+
Sweet Dahl book adaptation has big heart, big scares.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2016)
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Pete's Dragon (2016) Movie Poster Image
age 7+
Wonderful remake of Disney classic has peril, sad moments.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2016)
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Skunked!: Calpurnia Tate, Girl Vet, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 7+
Laughs, science in new Callie series for younger readers.
By Jacqueline Kelly
(2016)
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Pokémon: Diamond and Pearl TV Poster Image
age 7+
Fun creature-catching show has friendship, fantasy violence.
Network: Cartoon Network
(2007)
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Alpha and Omega: The Big Fureeze Movie Poster Image
age 7+
Wolf pups on a rescue mission; suspense, peril, and laughs.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2016)
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Owlboy Game Poster Image
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age 7+
Retro adventure homage, but tame violence, bland play.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2016)
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Skylanders Academy TV Poster Image
age 7+
Toy-inspired adventure series a fun pick with broad appeal.
Network: Netflix
(2016)
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Marvel's Hulk: Where Monsters Dwell Movie Poster Image
age 11+
Cartoon violence and demonic imagery in subpar feature.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2016)
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Disney Magical World 2 Game Poster Image
age 7+
Sweet life sim promotes friendship -- and the Disney brand.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2016)
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My Little Pony Equestria Girls: Legend of Everfree Movie Poster Image
age 7+
More scares, less message-driven than early Equestria tales.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2016)
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The Foolish King App Poster Image
age 7+
Clever story introduces kids to the game of chess.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2016)
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The Shamer's Daughter (Skammerens datter) Movie Poster Image
age 11+
Danish medieval fantasy has gory violence, dragons, magic.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2016)
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Regal Academy TV Poster Image
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age 7+
Mixed messages emerge in fairy tale-inspired series.
Network: Nickelodeon
(2016)
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The Hunt TV Poster Image
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age 7+
Beautiful wildlife docu focuses on hunting, survival.
Network: BBC America
(2016)
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The Zack Files Series Book Poster Image
age 7+
Silly stories of 10-year-old Zack's improbable adventures.
By Dan Greenburg
(2016)
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Ricky Ricotta's Mighty Robot Series Book Poster Image
age 7+
A mouse and robot fight evildoers in fun graphic novels.
By Dav Pilkey
(2014)
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