All Reviews

age 13+
 
Intense nonfiction graphic novel chronicles 2005 disaster.
By Don Brown
(2015)
age 10+
 
Callie gets into science and scrapes in strong sequel.
By Jacqueline Kelly
(2015)
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age 6+
 
Mummified pet searches for his queen in lively tomb tale.
By Marcus Ewert
(2015)
age 15+
 
It's raining sharks again in this tongue-in-cheek gorefest.
Network: Syfy
(2015)
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age 12+
 
Slow docuseries uncovers new clues to human evolution.
Network: PBS
(2015)
age 3+
 
LEARNING
Sandbox tool lets kids explore weather without getting wet.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2015)
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age 14+
 
Designer genes drive suspenseful sci-fi thriller.
By Debra Dockter
(2015)
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age 4+
 
Well-rounded animated series has broad learning potential.
Network: Netflix, Online
(2015)
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age 10+
 
LEARNING
Mostly safe kid-focused search engine packs many ads, flaws.
URL: http://www.kidzsearch.com
(2015)
age 4+
 
LEARNING
Fun Frozen-themed cooking and pet care; light on science.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2015)
age 9+
 
Kids use science, smarts to sniff out saboteur on movie set.
By Science Bob Pflugfelder, Steve Hockensmith
(2015)
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age 7+
 
Short but fascinating look at humanoid robot innovations.
In Theaters Now
(2015)
age 8+
 
Science-nerd tweens battle aliens in fast-paced, fun sequel.
By John Kloepfer
(2015)
age 4+
 
Touching love story of male penguins teaches acceptance.
By Justin Richardson, Peter Parnell
(2015)
age 8+
 
Sequel stays highly imaginative but lacks momentum.
By Anne Cameron
(2015)
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age 17+
 
LEARNING
New video site doesn't restrict profanity, drugs in clips.
URL: https://www.vessel.com
(2015)
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age 10+
 
Challenging retro space puzzler tests skills, patience.
Platforms: Windows
(2015)
age 14+
 
Short but intriguing murder-mystery promo for TV show.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2015)
age 10+
 
Fun, puzzling astronaut adventure that's out of this world.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii U
(2015)
age 6+
 
Educational nature documentary encourages conservation.
On DVD/Streaming
(2015)

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