All Reviews

AGE
15
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Advanced math and physics buffs will dig difficult problems.
csm_website
URL: https://brilliant.org/
(2014)
Editors' pick
AGE
11
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
This atmospheric, brooding sequel expands on the best parts of the original. The brainteasers challenge players, but a well-done hint system keeps you from giving up.
csm_app
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2014)
AGE
7
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Triumphant return of an app gaming favorite.
csm_app
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2014)
Editors' pick
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Richly imagined early Earth history can inspire kids to think about their place in the world. 
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By Isabel Greenberg
(2013)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Fun, informative show mixes trivia, science, iffy humor.
csm_tv
Network: National Geographic Channel
(2014)
AGE
16
QUALITY
 
Darkly funny, very violent high school murder mystery.
csm_book
By Kathleen Hale
(2014)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Space-pirate sibling series ideal for Star Wars-crazed kids.
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By Jason Fry
(2013)
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
Locating missing folks turns up poignant, sad stories.
csm_tv
Network: TNT
(2014)
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
Wealthy young adults drink, dress, shop, and argue.
csm_tv
Network: E!
(2014)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Exciting adventure shows cruelty of early 1900s child labor.
csm_book
By Wendy McClure
(2014)
AGE
7
QUALITY
 
Chaotic TV special is most fun for existing fans.
csm_tv
Network: Cartoon Network
(2014)
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
Smart, timely Woody Allen dramedy has drinking, pills.
csm_movie
On DVD/Streaming
(2014)
AGE
16
QUALITY
 
Indie comedy has positive messages amid language, sex.
csm_movie
On DVD/Streaming
(2014)
AGE
13
QUALITY
 
Nail-biting story of ship hijacking is fabulous but intense.
csm_movie
On DVD/Streaming
(2014)
AGE
13
QUALITY
 
Mix of comedy and tragedy in Mexican dad-daughter tale.
csm_movie
On DVD/Streaming
(2014)
AGE
17
QUALITY
 
Over-the-top grindhouse sequel is full of bloody violence.
csm_movie
On DVD/Streaming
(2014)
AGE
15
QUALITY
 
Flawed, adult-targeted dramedy with drinking, drugs, warmth.
csm_movie
On DVD/Streaming
(2014)
AGE
15
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Super-searchable, high-quality learning videos can motivate.
csm_website
URL: http://www.mobento.com
(2014)
AGE
6
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Get helpful practice with lively math and language games.
csm_website
URL: http://www.arcademics.com/
(2014)
AGE
3
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Gather the whole family for some classic marble fun.
csm_app
Devices: iPad
(2014)

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