All Reviews

age 6+
 
Young chefs match wits in family-friendly cooking contest.
Network: Food Network
(2015)
age 3+
 
Sweet, not scary story of friendship and imagination.
By Mac Barnett
(2015)
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age 8+
 
Sweet, poignant tale of loss, friendship, following dreams.
By Alison McGhee
(2015)
age 8+
 
Fun sequel serves up science with a splash of philosophy.
By Jon Scieszka
(2015)
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age 9+
 
A mesmerizing journey through a wonderful, magical world.
By Cassie Beasley
(2015)
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age 4+
 
Charming art distinguishes story about friends and bullies.
By Beth Ferry
(2015)
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age 3+
 
A gem of a book about noticing small, everyday wonders.
By Antoinette Portis
(2015)
age 8+
 
Sweetness, positive messages galore in brave-rat sequel.
By W.H. Beck
(2015)
age 4+
 
LEARNING
Charming stories, interactivity get preschoolers thinking.
Devices: iPad
(2015)
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age 7+
 
Creatures find friendship, fun in awesome animated world.
Network: Netflix
(2015)
age 12+
 
Poignant memoir-in-verse recalls Cuban-American's childhood.
By Margarita Engle
(2015)
age 9+
 
Toy and TV show tie-in has more sci-fi violence than plot.
On DVD/Streaming
(2015)
age 4+
 
Boy burns with embarrassment in hilarious, relatable tale.
By Audrey Vernick
(2015)
age 6+
 
Resourceful Hank faces fears in fun Halloween story.
By Henry Winkler, Lin Oliver
(2015)
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age 6+
 
LEARNING
Reading site has quizzes, games, plugs to buy book series.
URL: http://www.magictreehouse.com
(2015)
age 8+
 
Victorian fantasy a creepy, fun read for ghost-story fans.
By Emma Trevayne
(2015)
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age 18+
 
Not all winners, but this ‘Rare’ collection rocks.
Platforms: Xbox One
(2015)
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age 10+
 
Watered-down "young Disney" biopic is too bland to appeal.
In Theaters Now
(2015)
age 18+
 
Bold but flawed film about sexual awakening is very mature.
In Theaters Now
(2015)
age 16+
 
Duo's comedy is snarky, sometimes hard to swallow.
Network: Hulu
(2015)

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