All Reviews

age 10+
 
Callie gets into science and scrapes in strong sequel.
By Jacqueline Kelly
(2015)
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age 6+
 
Mummified pet searches for his queen in lively tomb tale.
By Marcus Ewert
(2015)
age 15+
 
It's raining sharks again in this tongue-in-cheek gorefest.
Network: Syfy
(2015)
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age 17+
 
Brilliant, emotional, mature sci-fi tale could be a classic.
On DVD/Streaming
(2015)
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age 12+
 
LEARNING
Physics puzzler has a great heroine but feels incomplete.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2015)
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age 14+
 
Good idea devolves into repetitive action, tons of violence.
In Theaters Now
(2015)
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age 12+
 
Slow docuseries uncovers new clues to human evolution.
Network: PBS
(2015)
age 3+
 
LEARNING
Sandbox tool lets kids explore weather without getting wet.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2015)
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age 14+
 
Designer genes drive suspenseful sci-fi thriller.
By Debra Dockter
(2015)
age 6+
 
Famous frenemies join Jonny Quest in action-packed battles.
On DVD/Streaming
(2015)
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age 4+
 
Well-rounded animated series has broad learning potential.
Network: Netflix, Online
(2015)
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age 17+
 
Underwhelming robot sci-fi thriller is really violent.
On DVD/Streaming
(2015)
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age 10+
 
LEARNING
Mostly safe kid-focused search engine packs many ads, flaws.
URL: http://www.kidzsearch.com
(2015)
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age 3+
 
LEARNING
Build robots from recyclables and fly them around for fun.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2015)
age 4+
 
LEARNING
Fun Frozen-themed cooking and pet care; light on science.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2015)
age 9+
 
Kids use science, smarts to sniff out saboteur on movie set.
By Science Bob Pflugfelder, Steve Hockensmith
(2015)
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age 7+
 
Short but fascinating look at humanoid robot innovations.
In Theaters Now
(2015)
age 8+
 
Science-nerd tweens battle aliens in fast-paced, fun sequel.
By John Kloepfer
(2015)
age 8+
 
LEARNING
Short puzzler tasks players to program robots, fix factory.
Platforms: Mac, Windows, iPhone
(2015)
age 4+
 
Touching love story of male penguins teaches acceptance.
By Justin Richardson, Peter Parnell
(2015)

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