All Reviews

age 3+
 
Friendly Muppets solve guests' problems in lively series.
Network: BBC
(2014)
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age 12+
 
Dated but still solid puzzle-filled adventure.
Platforms: PlayStation 3
(2014)
age 4+
 
Delightful franchise add-on has happy messages, some peril.
Network: ABC
(2014)
age 3+
 
Curious cat encourages learning, problem solving.
Network: Hulu
(2014)
age 4+
 
Netflix show makes over Veggies, but strong lessons remain.
Network: Netflix
(2014)
age 5+
 
Funny twins serve up smiles in third book.
By Grace Lin
(2014)
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age 12+
 
Strong heroine, creative premise, but a floundering fantasy.
By Ally Condie
(2014)
age 13+
 
LEARNING
Violent, beautiful Native tale with young, strong heroine.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2014)
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age 15+
 
Intense, eye-opening docu about growing up around the world.
In Theaters Now
(2014)
age 8+
 
Thrilling fantasy series opener makes a great read-aloud.
By Carrie Ryan, John Parke Davis
(2014)
age 12+
 
Continuing adventures in wizardry take a dark turn.
By Jasper Fforde
(2014)
age 8+
 
Shipwrecked siblings encounter more adventure on new island.
By Jeff Probst, Chris Tebbetts
(2014)
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age 5+
 
Lively mixed-media series solves mysteries with math skills.
Network: PBS Kids
(2014)
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age 9+
 
Charming, funny comics memoir of growing up deaf.
By Cece Bell
(2014)
age 8+
 
Compelling docu about young dancers who live for ballet.
In Theaters Now
(2014)
age 9+
 
Exciting fantasy sequel has elf kids in cosmic struggle.
By Shannon Messenger
(2014)
age 12+
 
Fast-paced thrill ride with werewolves and steampunk fun.
By Gail Carriger
(2014)
age 14+
 
Great themes and heroine but no bang-up series finish.
By Robin LaFevers
(2014)
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age 4+
 
Exuberant portrayal of artist's passion for art.
By Yuyi Morales
(2014)
age 11+
 
Dark but fun 1890 murder mystery has feminist message.
By Julie Berry
(2014)

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