All Reviews

Shadow Show: All-New Stories in Celebration of Ray Bradbury Book Poster Image
age 16+
Tribute collection will please Bradbury fans, new readers.
By Sam Weller, Mort Castle
(2012)
Ungifted Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Wacky mayhem fills tale of troublemaker in genius academy.
By Gordon Korman
(2012)
Joshua Dread Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Hilarious saga of middle-schooler with supervillain parents.
By Lee Bacon
(2012)
The Whatnot Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Half-faery siblings face cosmic battle in exciting sequel.
By Stefan Bachmann
(2013)
Poem Depot: Aisles of Smiles Book Poster Image
age 9+
Short, funny poems a sure bet to delight kids.
By Douglas Florian
(2014)
Sid Meier's Civilization: Beyond Earth Game Poster Image
age 11+
LEARNING
Great strategy game builds alien worlds; some safety issues.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2014)
Space Case: Moon Base Alpha, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 10+
Whip-smart space whodunit touts research, brains over brawn.
By Stuart Gibbs
(2014)
The Robot Factory by Tinybop App Poster Image
age 6+
LEARNING
Stellar sandbox tool drives kids to improve designs.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2015)
Grow Home Game Poster Image
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age 6+
Charming outing with robots tending intergalactic plants.
Platforms: Windows
(2015)
Technobabylon Game Poster Image
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age 18+
Dark cyberthriller poses serious moral questions.
Platforms: Windows
(2015)
LBX: Little Battlers eXperience Game Poster Image
age 10+
LEARNING
Pocket-size bots pack a powerful, and personal, punch.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2015)
Endless Wordplay App Poster Image
age 4+
LEARNING
Stellar phonics and word construction fun for a hefty price.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2015)
Mega Man Legacy Collection Game Poster Image
age 8+
Collection of challenging classic games is fun for everyone.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2015)
Lego Dimensions Game Poster Image
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age 10+
LEARNING
Build an epic crossover story brick by (expensive) brick.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii U, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One
(2015)
Halo 5: Guardians Game Poster Image
age 13+
Violent, addictive sci-fi shooter remains very engaging.
Platforms: Xbox One
(2015)
Wonder for Dash & Dot Robots App Poster Image
age 9+
LEARNING
Cute robots + simple coding with option to save programs.
Devices: iPhone, iPad, Android
(2015)
Star Wars: The Old Republic - Knights of the Fallen Empire Game Poster Image
age 13+
Game expansion with sci-fi violence has great storytelling.
Platforms: Windows
(2015)
A Boy and His Blob (2016) Game Poster Image
age 8+
Heartwarming tale of friendship, teamwork, and hugs.
Platforms: Mac, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, Windows, Xbox One
(2016)
Offworld Trading Company Game Poster Image
age 12+
LEARNING
Commerce trumps combat in unique strategy game.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2016)
Dylan the Villain Book Poster Image
age 4+
Clever, smart, diabolically fun story of kid supervillain.
By K.G. Campbell
(2016)

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