LEGO Star Wars The Dark Side

LEGO Star Wars The Dark Side Review

The good guys may always win in the end, but in the Star Wars universe, there’s no debating that the bad guys are cooler. Cooler looks, cooler ships, cooler force powers. Now, you can celebrate the dark side of the force with Dorling ...

1 week ago
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Star Wars Rebels Visual Guide

Star Wars Rebels The Visual Guide Review

Based on a brief survey of my son and myself, I can safely say that Star Wars Rebels is the most eagerly anticipated new show of the fall. The show doesn’t air on the Disney channels until early October, but if you want to get prepped for the ...

3 weeks ago
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Marvel Comics: 75 Years of Cover Art

Marvel Comics: 75 Years of Cover Art Review

For over 75 years, Marvel comics have been entertaining fans of superheroes, horror, westerns, war tales, and more with many of the most beloved fictional stories ever created. But as memorable as those stories have been, those comic book covers are ...

3 weeks ago
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Skylanders Universe Chronicles 4

Skylanders Universe Chronicles Review

With the release of Skylanders Trap Team only weeks away, it’s time to refresh yourself on the heroes, villains and locations in the Skylands. Fortunately, Dorling Kindersley’s Skylanders Universe Chronicles is up to the task. Ideally, ...

2 months ago
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Ultimate-Factivity-Collection

Ultimate Factivity Collection Review

My kids are HUGE fans of Dorling Kindersley’s sticker collections (and stickers on almost every surface in the house to prove it!), but they’ve really taken those books up a level with their new Ultimate Factivity Collection books. They ...

2 months ago
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Go Green! A Family Guide to a Sustainable Lifestyle Review

Environmental books for kids are usually a pretty straightforward affair, with a few familiar tips and ideas for kids about living a greener life. What makes Go Green! A Family Guide to a Sustainable Lifestyle, a new book mixing Mickey Mouse and an ...

4 months ago
Book Review
LEGO Star Wars The Visual Dictionary 2

LEGO Star Wars The Visual Dictionary Review

Bedtime with a four year-old is quite often a challenge, as you might know. So anything that can make getting my son into bed and reading is always welcome in our house, which is why I’m very happy that Dorling Kindersley’s LEGO Star ...

4 months ago
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Star Wars Jedi Battles & Sith Wars

Star Wars Jedi Battles & Sith Wars Review

It’s been an exciting week for Star Wars fans of all ages, with the announcement of the new cast, new books, Star Wars Day on the horizon, and in my household, my son’s newfound love for all-things Star Wars. Since that means we need to ...

5 months ago
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Muppets Character Encyclopedia Review - The Great Gonzo

Muppets Character Encyclopedia Review

With Muppets Most Wanted arriving in theatres shortly, Dorling Kindersley’s Muppets Character Encyclopedia is a great way for you and your kids to get ready for the new movie. But what if your kids don’t share your love for Kermit and ...

6 months ago
Book Review
Disney Infinite The Essential Guide 2

Disney Infinity: The Essential Guide Review

Disney Infinity is Disney’s smart answer to Activision’s Skylanders. Using a similar mix of great looking toy figures and video game, it’s been a big hit with almost limitless potential to continue growing. Dorling Kindersley have ...

7 months ago
Book Review
Pokemon Visual Companion

Pokemon Visual Companion Review

From the original Gameboy days until today, Pokémon games have provided much more than entertainment, especially for kids. With a heavy emphasis on strategy, and the need for strong literacy and math skills, Pokémon games should be at the top of ...

7 months ago
Book Review
Halo 4: The Essential Visual Guide

Halo 4: The Essential Visual Guide Review

Dorling Kindersley’s Halo 4: The Essential Visual Guide is a who’s who and what’s what of the Halo 4 universe, covering everything from the characters to the hardware. Each one page profile looks at a specific aspect of Halo 4, ...

8 months ago
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LEGO Star Wars Brickmaster 1

Lego Star Wars Brickmaster Battle For The Stolen Crystals Review

Dorling Kindersley‘s Brickmaster books have always been a great idea, serving up LEGO with a side of literacy. That definitely remains the case with LEGO Star Wars Brickmaster Battle For The Stolen Crystals. Set during the Clone Wars, the ...

10 months ago
Book Review
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Skylanders Swap Force Signature Series Guide Review

Given how immensely popular Skylanders are with kids, it’s somewhat surprising that with all the spin-off products in stores, there aren’t really that many books. That means that while the Skylanders Swap Force Signature Series Guide ...

10 months ago
Book Review
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Star Wars The Clone Wars Episode Guide Review

The Clone Wars animated series is, for me, the best thing to happen to Star Wars since The Phantom Menace obliterated 15 years of expectations. Whereas the prequel trilogy was a stilted, lifeless mess, The Clone Wars was the exact opposite: well ...

1 year ago
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Marvel Year by Year Cover

Marvel Year by Year – A Visual Chronicle Review

Over more than 70 years, the superheroes of Marvel comics have been fighting evil and saving America, Earth, and the universe in adventures too numerous to pack into one book. That hasn’t stopped Dorling Kindersley from trying, with the newly ...

1 year ago
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Star Wars Complete Vehicles Review

I love the idea that somewhere, at a drawing table, there’s an illustrator who sits down and thinks about where exactly to put the magnetic bottle regulators on Anakin Skywalker’s Airspeeder, and then perhaps wonders what exactly ...

1 year ago
Book Review
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LEGO Star Wars The Yoda Chronicles Review

If there’s one universal truth about Star Wars, it’s that everybody loves Yoda. Young or old, original trilogy fan or newcomer, people love Yoda. With the small Jedi Master now starring in his own LEGO animated series, Dorling Kindersley ...

1 year ago
Book Review
Channing-OBanning-and-the-Rainforest-Rescue

Channing O’Banning and the Rainforest Rescue Review

Every child deals with their emotions in different ways. Channing O’Banning, star of a new series of chapter books aimed at 5-10 year olds, draws in her sketchbook. Whether she’s frustrated or happy, Channing puts her feelings on the ...

1 year ago
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