All Reviews

age 14+
 
Hawking's brilliant mind comes to life in thoughtful drama.
On DVD/Streaming
(2015)
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age 15+
 
Violent dystopian drama with strong female role model.
Network: CW
(2014)
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age 6+
 
Animated adventure amuses but doesn't live up to its title.
On DVD/Streaming
(2013)
age 18+
 
LEARNING
Bloody Revolutionary War adventure best for mature gamers.
Platforms: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Nintendo Wii U, Windows
(2012)
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age 6+
 
Chimp "adoption" documentary has some scary moments.
On DVD/Streaming
(2012)
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age 5+
 
Dr. Seuss classic is cute, but watch for product tie-ins.
On DVD/Streaming
(2012)
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age 13+
 
LEARNING
Semi-social site helps users collect images for inspiration.
URL: http://pinterest.com/
(2012)
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age 16+
 
Fascinating survival tale with animal facts, gory detail.
By Yann Martel
(2001)
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age 6+
 
Zoologist brothers get animated in fun, kid-friendly series.
Network: PBS Kids
(2011)
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age 8+
 
Gorgeous educational docu dives deep for facts; kids OK.
On DVD/Streaming
(2010)
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age 8+
 
LEARNING
Fun, pretty frog sim could tempt kids to spend real money.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2010)
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age 13+
 
Important but disturbing docu about food biz. Teens and up.
On DVD/Streaming
(2009)
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age 11+
 
Gripping story is loving, lyrical, but has brutal violence.
By Kathi Appelt
(2008)
age 12+
 
Exciting, provocative tale of lethal reality show.
By Suzanne Collins
(2008)
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age 11+
 
Kids will be dazzled, but the story falls short of No. 2.
On DVD/Streaming
(2007)
age 14+
 
Geeky sitcom plays with stereotypes and innuendo.
Network: CBS
(2007)
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age 6+
 
Stunning high-def series spotlights world wonders.
Network: Discovery Channel
(2007)
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age 7+
 
The name says it all: Gross, goopy fun for kids.
Network: Discovery Family Channel
(2007)
age 13+
 
Moving, earnest documentary on global warming.
On DVD/Streaming
(2006)
age 3+
 
Notorious monkey amuses and teaches preschoolers.
Network: PBS Kids
(2006)

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