All Reviews

Everest VR Game Poster Image
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age 10+
Engaging virtual reality sim a short, one-time experience.
Platforms: HTC Vive
(2016)
Kill Strain Game Poster Image
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age 13+
Interesting twist on popular genre has a little edge.
Platforms: PlayStation 4
(2016)
Ghostbusters Game Poster Image
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age 10+
Fun busting action only appealing to young kids.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2016)
Journey to the Lights: Disney Frozen: Northern Lights Book Poster Image
age 6+
Upbeat "Frozen" spin-off is an easy chapter book for fans.
By Suzanne Franc
(2016)
Rocky Mountain Express Movie Poster Image
age 9+
Beautiful visuals, rewarding tale of transcontinental train.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2011)
Flight of the Butterflies Movie Poster Image
age 8+
Gentle docu celebrates miracle of butterfly migration.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2012)
Piiig Forest Explorer: Natural Science for Kids App Poster Image
age 3+
LEARNING
Virtual forest is lovely but limited.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2016)
Don't Starve: Pocket Edition App Poster Image
age 10+
Morbidly fun survival game with fighting, hallucinations.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2016)
Hard Reset Redux Game Poster Image
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age 10+
Old-school bot shooter updated, but play still feels rusty.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2016)
The Square Root of Summer Book Poster Image
age 14+
Physics and grief mix in sweet story of love and loss.
By Harriet Reuter Hapgood
(2016)
Breached Game Poster Image
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age 13+
Cool but confusing trial-and-error adventure on alien world.
Platforms: Linux, Mac, Windows
(2016)
The Nocturnals: The Mysterious Abductions Book Poster Image
age 7+
Sweet, wacky series start has strong values, scary moments.
By Tracey Hecht
(2016)
Journey to Space Movie Poster Image
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age 8+
Stunning visuals in short docu about modern space program.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2015)
Time to Choose Movie Poster Image
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age 10+
Climate-change doc is visually beautiful but oversimplified.
In Theaters Now
(Release Year: 2016)
Lion Lessons Book Poster Image
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age 4+
Boy learns to roar and pounce in funny lessons from a lion.
By Jon Agee
(2016)
Our Great Big Backyard Book Poster Image
age 4+
National Parks help open girl to nature in cute family tale.
By Laura Bush, Jenna Bush Hager
(2016)
Camping With Grandpa App Poster Image
age 3+
LEARNING
Sweet guide leads kids on quick hike through mini-games.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2016)
Genius by Stephen Hawking TV Poster Image
age 8+
Volunteers test theory that brilliance lies in everyone.
Network: PBS
(2016)
Spaced Out: Moon Base Alpha, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 10+
Science-packed mystery set on moon explores human nature.
By Stuart Gibbs
(2016)
Battle Worlds: Kronos Game Poster Image
age 13+
Disjointed, mildly violent strategy with heavy-handed plot.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Xbox One
(2016)

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