App Reviews

The War That Saved My Life Book Poster Image
age 9+
Abused girl finds courage, family in compelling WWII story.
By Kimberly Brubaker Bradley
(2015)
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Goat Simulator App Poster Image
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age 11+
Silly, outrageous sim with some cartoonish violence.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2014)
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Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul Book Poster Image
age 8+
Family road trip goes hilariously awry in 9th installment.
By Jeff Kinney
(2014)
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BoJack Horseman TV Poster Image
age 15+
Talking animals too crass for the kids it might attract.
Network: Netflix
(2014)
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Hay Day App Poster Image
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age 13+
Farming sim has lots of features but slow progression.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2014)
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The Elder Scrolls Online Game Poster Image
age 16+
Online fantasy game is rooted heavily in bloody violence.
Platforms: Mac, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2014)
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My Little Pony: Equestria Girls Movie Poster Image
age 6+
Ponies turn into teens in cute but highly commercial 'toon.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2013)
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Magic Tree House Series Book Poster Image
age 6+
Fun, educational chapter books have something for everyone.
By Mary Pope Osborne
(1992)
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Assassin's Creed III Game Poster Image
age 18+
Bloody Revolutionary War adventure best for mature gamers.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii U, PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360
(2012)
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My Little Pony Friendship Is Magic: Royal Pony Wedding Movie Poster Image
age 5+
Sweet story has happy messages but a bit of conflict, too.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2012)
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Star Stable Game Poster Image
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age 8+
Girls can ride, care for horses; game missing many features.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2012)
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War Horse Movie Poster Image
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age 13+
Spielberg's sweeping horse drama is beautiful but intense.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2011)
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Secretariat Movie Poster Image
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age 8+
Inspiring true story about an amazing woman and her horse.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2010)
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My Little Pony Friendship Is Magic TV Poster Image
age 5+
Sweet tales of friendship have great messages for kids.
Network: Discovery Family Channel
(2010)
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Timmy Time TV Poster Image
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age 2+
Cute series has positive social messages for tots.
Network: Disney Channel
(2009)
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Olivia TV Poster Image
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age 4+
Precocious pig offers positive messages for preschoolers.
Network: Nickelodeon
(2009)
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Shaun the Sheep TV Poster Image
age 5+
Fun critter mischief from Wallace and Gromit crew.
Network: Disney Channel
(2007)
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Charlotte's Web (2006) Movie Poster Image
age 5+
Enchanting take on a beloved children's classic.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2006)
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Flicka Movie Poster Image
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age 10+
Book-based movie has some innuendo, violence.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2006)
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Charlotte's Web Book Poster Image
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age 7+
Gentle, much-loved barnyard classic delights all ages.
By E.B. White
(1952)
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