All Reviews

age 4+
 
LEARNING
Delightful story listens and puts kids in the action.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2015)
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age 7+
 
LEARNING
Imaginative journey through surreal, richly drawn puzzles.
Devices: iPad
(2015)
age 5+
 
LEARNING
Gets kids reading with lots of features, fundamentals.
Devices: iPad
(2015)
age 3+
 
Trains' sweet origin story promotes friendship, cooperation.
Network: PBS
(2015)
age 18+
 
A disjointed, clunkily written, too-simple adventure.
Platforms: Windows
(2015)
age 16+
 
Great murder mystery with action-packed Old West twist.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2015)
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age 11+
 
Wholesome sitcom-style Mother's Day story is just OK.
On DVD/Streaming
(2015)
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age 3+
 
Determined girl sends great-aunt an elephant in quirky tale.
By Philip C. Stead
(2015)
age 3+
 
LEARNING
Basic preschool skills in simple, pricey package.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2015)
age 3+
 
Bunny sees victory in finding eggs herself in sweet tale.
By Michael B. Kaplan
(2015)
age 5+
 
Challenging, fun puzzler also becomes repetitive.
Platforms: Linux, Mac, Windows
(2015)
age 6+
 
Uneven writing in kid-friendly intro to black history.
By Charles R. Smith Jr.
(2015)
age 6+
 
LEARNING
Basic kid-friendly calendar isn't up to date.
Devices: iPad
(2015)
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age 16+
 
Indie drama about family dysfunction has mature themes.
On DVD/Streaming
(2014)
age 10+
 
Mediocre movie punctuated by recurring marketing tie-ins.
On DVD/Streaming
(2014)
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age 10+
 
British Christmas comedy has rude humor, some mature themes.
On DVD/Streaming
(2014)
age 5+
 
Animated version of much-loved tale invites younger viewers.
Network: NBC
(2014)
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age 4+
 
Sweet bilingual tale of Latino Christmas Eve traditions.
By Roseanne Greenfield Thong
(2014)
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age 5+
 
So-so movie has action, crudity, and minimal holiday spirit.
Network: Nickelodeon
(2014)
age 4+
 
Delightful franchise add-on has happy messages, some peril.
Network: ABC
(2014)

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