All Reviews

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)
The Shadow Queen: Ravenspire, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 13+
Magic, dragons, and romance bolster mildly flawed fantasy.
By C. J. Redwine
(2016)
Wishing Day Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Whimsical tale of three sisters mixes magic, family mystery.
By Lauren Myracle
(2016)
Red:  The True Story of Red Riding Hood Book Poster Image
age 9+
Strong heroine leads the adventure in fairy tale revamp.
By Liesl Shurtliff
(2016)
The 52-Story Treehouse: The Treehouse Books, Book 4 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Fourth in over-the-top series still silly but spread thin.
By Andy Griffiths
(2016)
Tale of Tales Movie Poster Image
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age 17+
Sex, violence in fairy tale collection that's NOT for kids.
In Theaters Now
(Release Year: 2016)
The Huntsman: Winter's War Movie Poster Image
age 14+
Messy, violent Snow White sequel wastes its great actors.
In Theaters Now
(Release Year: 2016)
Wink Poppy Midnight Book Poster Image
age 14+
Lyrical, haunting novel casts a spell on readers.
By April Genevieve Tucholke
(2016)
Clash Royale App Poster Image
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age 14+
Fantasy action-strategy game wants all your time and money.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2016)
Moon Hunters Game Poster Image
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age 9+
Great mythology-inspired action RPG with mild violence.
Platforms: Mac, PlayStation 4, Windows
(2016)
Stars Above: A Lunar Chronicles Collection Book Poster Image
age 12+
Series fans get their last hurrah with nine short stories.
By Marissa Meyer
(2016)
The Door by the Staircase Book Poster Image
age 8+
Orphan girl meets witch in exciting, imaginative tale.
By Katherine Marsh
(2016)
When Mischief Came to Town Book Poster Image
age 10+
Girl shakes up Danish island in heartfelt outsider tale.
By Katrina Nannestad
(2016)
San Francisco Ballet Nutcracker Interactive Storybook App Poster Image
age 6+
LEARNING
Step into the magic, but beware of some technical issues.
Devices: iPad, Android
(2015)
Winter: The Lunar Chronicles, Book 4 Book Poster Image
age 13+
Blockbuster finale to addictive sci-fi fairy-tale series.
By Marissa Meyer
(2015)
Read Me Stories - Children's books App Poster Image
age 4+
LEARNING
Original stories have good reading support but ho-hum plots.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2015)
Popcornflix Kids App Poster Image
age 5+
LEARNING
Free videos, but with ads, cartoon violence, no controls.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2015)
The Whisper Book Poster Image
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age 4+
Entrancing art invites readers to write their own stories.
By Pamela Zagarenski
(2015)
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt - Hearts of Stone Game Poster Image
age 18+
Free expansion adds violence, deduction to great adventure.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2015)
Hamster Princess: Harriet the Invincible Book Poster Image
age 8+
Sassy, quippy graphic novel shreds princess conventions.
By Ursula Vernon
(2015)

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