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The Evertree: Spirit Animals, Book 7 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Wrap-up of multimedia series is hasty but satisfying.
By Marie Lu
(2015)
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My Dolphin Show App Poster Image
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age 6+
Erratic controls, animal exploitation mar lovely graphics.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Fire phone, Kindle Fire
(2015)
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Syllables Splash App Poster Image
age 6+
OK syllable practice for kids who can break it down.
Devices: iPad
(2015)
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Kabillion - New and classic animated TV shows App Poster Image
age 3+
OK choice of pre-K animated shows; great parent controls.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2015)
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w3kids.com Website Poster Image
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age 7+
Fun lessons restricted by poor design, unintuitive controls.
URL: http://w3kids.com
(2015)
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Fetch Book Poster Image
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age 3+
Spare text and evocative art capture dog's beach adventure.
By Jorey Hurley
(2015)
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Kids-n-Bids Website Poster Image
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age 7+
Educational concept relies on consumerism for motivation.
URL: https://www.kidsnbids.com
(2015)
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SpongeBob HeroPants Game Poster Image
age 8+
This pineapple-under-the-sea adventure's a bit stale.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS, PlayStation Vita, Xbox 360
(2015)
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SciStarter Website Poster Image
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age 12+
Citizen-science database has clunky search, info concerns.
URL: http://scistarter.com
(2015)
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SpongeBob: Sponge on the Run App Poster Image
age 6+
Average runner game retread has lots of in-app purchases.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2015)
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The Pirates Movie Poster Image
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age 14+
Epic martial-arts tale is entertaining but violent.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2014)
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Infinite Scuba Game Poster Image
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age 8+
Diving game aims to teach but runs out of air.
Platforms: Windows
(2014)
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Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris Game Poster Image
age 14+
Fun multiplayer adventure fuses action, puzzles, combat.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2014)
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LeapFrog Explorer Learning Game: Disney The Little Mermaid Game Poster Image
age 4+
Mermaid math is cute and fun but not magical.
Platforms: LeapFrog games
(2014)
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Dolphin Tale 2 Movie Poster Image
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age 7+
Fans of the original will love this wholesome sequel.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2014)
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Once Upon an Alphabet:  Short Stories for All the Letters Book Poster Image
age 5+
Funny alphabet stories have some big words, mild dark side.
By Oliver Jeffers
(2014)
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Brain Jump Pro - Brain training and education for kids with Ned the Neuron App Poster Image
age 6+
Fun brain games also teach the neuroscience behind them.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire
(2014)
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Xploration Animal Science TV Poster Image
age 7+
Educational series explores curious animal behavior.
Network: Fox
(2012)
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The Turtle of Oman Book Poster Image
age 10+
Poetic story about boy who doesn't want to move to America.
By Naomi Shihab Nye
(2014)
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The Adventures of Beekle: The Unimaginary Friend Book Poster Image
age 3+
Cute, fresh take on having an imaginary friend.
By Dan Santat
(2014)
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