All Reviews

age 3+
 
First-sleepover anxities melt away in reassuring tale.
By Anna Dewdney
(2015)
age 3+
 
Sweet playdate story promotes friendship and free play.
By Jacky Davis
(2015)
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 10+
 
LEARNING
Pocket sized bots pack a powerful, and personal, punch.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2015)
age 8+
 
Fun sequel serves up science with a splash of philosophy.
By Jon Scieszka
(2015)
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age 10+
 
Funny, moving graphic novel takes on teen substance abuse.
By Matthew Holm, Jennifer Holm
(2015)
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age 7+
 
Whiz kids break stereotypes, make being smart cool.
Network: Netflix
(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)
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age 3+
 
Strong diversity, community, family themes in superb series.
Network: Sprout
(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 9+
 
World-renowned animators interpret classic Lebanese poetry.
In Theaters Now
(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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