By Amazon

Reviewed for Middle School, 2012

If you’ve got a kid that’s looking to try out a tablet, look no further than Amazon’s Kindle Fire. Featuring sharp, colorful graphics on a 7-inch screen, this portable yet durable tablet offers all the bells and whistles of touch-screen device—including a wide variety of apps and built-in Wi-Fi—without breaking the bank. Little bookworms can browse the Kindle Owner’s Lending Library for free eBooks to borrow. Young technophiles will love the tablet’s easy-to-use interface and app selection, while parents can breathe easy by setting screen and content limits for a customized, kid-friendly tablet experience. (Amazon, $159)