All Reviews

age 5+
 
The ultimate makeover story has strong, positive messages.
On DVD/Streaming
(2011)
csm_movie
age 6+
 
Fun musical adventure for the family.
On DVD/Streaming
(2000)
age 8+
 
Brave mouse adventure a modern classic; great read-aloud.
By Kate DiCamillo
(2004)
age 10+
 
LEARNING
Pretty game melds hidden object, adventure, and puzzle play.
Platforms: Windows, Mac
(2011)
age 9+
 
Hidden-object adventure protagonists show value of teamwork.
Devices: iPad
(2012)
csm_book
age 8+
 
Hugely inventive story of kids in peril in fairy-tale world.
By Marissa Burt
(2012)
age 8+
 
Original American fairy tale more spare, magical than movie.
By L. Frank Baum
(1900)
age 12+
 
Intricate historical novel contrasts Dust Bowl, fairy world.
By Sarah Zettel
(2012)
csm_book
age 12+
 
Complex, unique, and satisfying fairy-tale romance.
By Alethea Kontis
(2012)
age 8+
 
Captivating, imaginative story of kids in fairy-tale world.
By Chris Colfer
(2012)
age 6+
 
LEARNING
Adventure game challenges your knowledge of flora and fauna.
Platforms: LeapPad Explorer, LeapPad2, Leapster Explorer
(2012)
age 3+
 
Silly dino twist on Goldilocks tale is roaring good fun.
By Mo Willems
(2012)
age 5+
 
Songs tell the story on Oscar-winning Disney soundtrack.
By Various Artists
(2001)
csm_book
age 12+
 
Wildly imaginative quest to find parents in mythic world.
By Katherine Catmull
(2012)
age 9+
 
Super-imaginative adventures of girl whisked to elf world.
By Shannon Messenger
(2012)
age 13+
 
Outstanding anime is more violent than you'd expect.
Network: New Video
(2012)
age 10+
 
Fractured fairy tale is clever, touching, and violent.
By Adam Gidwitz
(2012)
age 12+
 
Captivating Hollywood fairy tale will enchant fantasy fans.
By Sarah Zettel
(2013)
age 9+
 
Brother and sister dodge more evil in funny, scary sequel.
By Keith McGowan
(2013)
age 10+
 
Unusual, compelling tale sends girl, readers on grand quest.
By Catherynne M. Valente
(2011)

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