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Game Reviews

Jim Henson's Enchanted Sisters: Autumn's Secret Gift Book Poster Image
age 7+
Magic and rainbows unite for a sweet early chapter book.
By Elise Allen, Halle Stanford
(2014)
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LeapFrog Explorer Learning Game: Adventure Sketchers Game Poster Image
age 7+
Engaging platformer emphasizes creativity and adventure.
Platforms: LeapFrog games
(2014)
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Super Mario 3D World Game Poster Image
age 7+
Fantastic platform adventure is fun for the whole family.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii U
(2013)
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Mario Party Island Tour Game Poster Image
age 7+
Fun little party romp best enjoyed in a group of friends.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2013)
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Mako Mermaids: An H2O Adventure TV Poster Image
age 7+
H2O spin-off reels in more fun for kids, teens.
Network: Netflix
(2013)
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The Smurfs 2 Game Poster Image
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age 7+
Cute cartoon side-scroller, but only for young fans.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii, Nintendo Wii U, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360
(2013)
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Giants Beware! Book Poster Image
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age 7+
Fabulous medieval fairy tale with mighty girl heroine.
By Jorge Aguirre
(2012)
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Kinect Party Game Poster Image
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age 7+
Entertaining collection of activities gets kids moving.
Platforms: Xbox 360
(2012)
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Super Mario Bros. Super Show TV Poster Image
age 7+
Frenetic '80s cult fave with stereotypes hasn't aged well.
Network: qubo
(1989)
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Nicholas St. North and the Battle of the Nightmare King: The Guardians, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 7+
Early days of Santa Claus are busy but not wholly engaging.
By William Joyce, Laura Geringer
(2011)
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Fractured Fairy Tales TV Poster Image
age 7+
Retro series' satire still offers cross-generational laughs.
Network: Hulu
(1959)
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New Super Mario Bros. 2 Game Poster Image
age 7+
Fun platformer rewards perseverance, offers good co-op play.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2012)
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Brave: Storybook Deluxe App Poster Image
age 7+
Visually beautiful retelling of movie, with fun extras.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2012)
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Little Nemo: Adventures in Slumberland Movie Poster Image
age 7+
Lots of fantasy fun, but watch out for nightmarish scares.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1992)
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Barbie: A Fairy Secret Movie Poster Image
age 7+
Shopping and cattiness dominate weak Barbie effort.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2011)
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The Princess and the Frog (DS) Game Poster Image
age 7+
Movie-based questing/platforming game isn't too difficult.
Platforms: Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi
(2009)
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The Princess and the Frog (Wii) Game Poster Image
age 7+
Best Princess Tiana game for families to play together.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii, Windows
(2009)
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Princess Protection Program Movie Poster Image
age 7+
Sweet Disney tale has great messages about friendship.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2009)
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Nutcracker: The Motion Picture Movie Poster Image
age 7+
Slightly creepy undertone to lovely staging of classic.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1986)
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Princess Debut Game Poster Image
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age 7+
Fun, charming dancing game targeted at girls.
Platforms: Nintendo DS
(2008)
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