All Reviews

An Author's Odyssey: The Land of Stories, Book 5 Book Poster Image
age 10+
Pirates, space aliens, mummies add to mishmash mayhem.
By Chris Colfer
(2016)
And I Darken Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Absorbing read imagines the early years of a female Dracula.
By Kiersten White
(2016)
Elena of Avalor TV Poster Image
age 5+
Spunky Latina-inspired princess is an excellent role model.
Network: Disney Junior
(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 Francis
(2016)
Star Ocean: Integrity and Faithlessness Game Poster Image
age 13+
Despite fun battle sequences, this is a mediocre sci-fi RPG.
Platforms: PlayStation 4
(2016)
My Little Pony: Harmony Quest App Poster Image
age 8+
Repetition, required purchases best put out to pasture.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2016)
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt - Blood and Wine Game Poster Image
age 18+
Violent, mature expansion has loads of bonus content.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2016)
Barbie Dreamtopia - Magical Hair App Poster Image
age 5+
Fantasy hair-design studio requires pricey in-app add-ons.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2016)
Snow Like Ashes: Snow Like Ashes, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 14+
Compelling fantasy world has some storytelling hiccups.
By Sara Raasch
(2014)
The New Adventures of Peter Pan TV Poster Image
age 6+
Modern take on classic characters has positive messages.
Network: Discovery Family Channel
(2016)
LoliRock TV Poster Image
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age 6+
Magic, fantasy, and a girl band make for fun series.
Network: Netflix
(2016)
Princess Cupcake Jones Won't Go to School: Princess Cupcake Jones, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 4+
Funny look at overcoming first-day-of-school jitters.
By Ylleya Fields
(2014)
Princess Cupcake Jones and the Missing Tutu: Princess Cupcake Jones, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 4+
Delightful responsibility tale avoids princess stereotypes.
By Ylleya Fields
(2013)
Return to the Isle of the Lost: Descendants, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Fun villain-kids romp packed with positive messages.
By Melissa de la Cruz
(2016)
Disney Color and Play App Poster Image
age 5+
LEARNING
Magical potential marred by pricey add-on requirements.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2016)
The Crown: The Selection, Book 5 Book Poster Image
age 12+
Fantasy-romance installment ramps up the palace intrigue.
By Kiera Cass
(2016)
The Shadow Queen: Ravenspire, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 13+
Magic, dragons, and romance bolster mildly flawed fantasy.
By C. J. Redwine
(2016)
Royal Wedding Disaster: From the Notebooks of a Middle School Princess, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Fun return to fluffy, popular princess series.
By Meg Cabot
(2016)
Winx Bloomix Quest: magical 3D runner App Poster Image
age 8+
Game is solid; beware of purchases, body-image issues.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Fire phone, Kindle Fire
(2016)
Disney Art Academy Game Poster Image
age 8+
LEARNING
Art software teaches how to draw favorite Disney characters.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2016)

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