All Reviews

age 6+
LEARNING
Create silly (or mildly scary) mix-and-match monsters.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2016)
age 6+
LEARNING
Cutesy game-design experience empowers young visual coders.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2016)
age 6+
Prequel 'toon warms the heart but can't match movie's mojo.
Network: Netflix
(2016)
csm_movie
age 10+
Predictable father-daughter tale has solid messages, peril.
On DVD/Streaming
(2016)
csm_app
age 16+
Flexible network allows chat with strangers, shares locale.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Mac, Android, Apps for Windows, Windows Phone
(2016)
age 4+
Moving story of bear that inspired Winnie-the-Pooh.
By Lindsay Mattick
(2015)
age 3+
LEARNING
More about magic-carpet rides than math in this sparkly app.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2016)
age 16+
Profoundly moving tale of parents and terminally ill son.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2016)
age 11+
Cool, immersive 360-degree movies, but no content filters.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2016)
age 3+
LEARNING
Stellar clips (and games!) right at your fingertips.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2016)
csm_game
age 12+
LEARNING
Challenging, complex survival dice game is hard but fun.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Windows
(2016)
csm_tv
age 15+
Rowdy, funny comedy about a wild heiress and her caretaker.
Network: Comedy Central
(2016)
csm_tv
age 14+
Cursing, scary imagery in sci-fi alien-occupation drama.
Network: USA
(2016)
age 8+
Good vs. bad robot antics will hook reluctant readers.
By James Patterson, Chris Grabenstein
(2015)
csm_book
age 12+
Moving, fast-paced novel-in-verse; great for teen boys.
By Marilyn Nelson
(2015)
csm_movie
age 16+
Violent, empty revenge Western has little point.
In Theaters Now
(2016)
csm_movie
age 14+
Ghost story has promising start but too many jump-scares.
In Theaters Now
(2016)
csm_movie
age 16+
People seek escape through self-medication in somber drama.
In Theaters Now
(2016)
age 13+
The truth (and some scary stuff) is still out there.
Network: Fox
(2016)
age 14+
Scary imagery in a fun vintage-style murder mystery.
Network: PBS
(2016)

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