All Reviews

csm_movie
age 10+
 
Poignant story about Latino runners a winner for families.
On DVD/Streaming
(2015)
csm_game
age 10+
 
Multiplayer-based shooter sprays paint, fun on battlefield.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii U
(2015)
age 10+
 
Quirky cartoon values family, fun, and finding your purpose.
Network: Cartoon Network
(2013)
age 10+
 
LEARNING
Fun, kid-friendly action game tied to major cultural icons.
Platforms: Xbox One, Xbox 360, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita, Nintendo Wii U, Nintendo Wii, Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo DS, Windows
(2013)
csm_website
age 10+
 
LEARNING
Videos and activities are fun, accurate, and valuable.
URL: http://www.brainpop.com
(2012)
csm_music
Red
age 10+
 
Swift knocks it out of the park with another appealing album
By Taylor Swift
(2012)
csm_tv
age 10+
 
Small business reality show highlights family bonds.
Network: A&E
(2012)
csm_tv
age 10+
 
Classic magical girl anime is action-packed and fun.
Network: USA, Cartoon Network, Syndicated
(2012)
age 10+
 
LEARNING
Beloved series delivers cleverly crafted adventure.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii
(2011)
age 10+
 
Percy is back! And on a quest with Roman demigods.
By Rick Riordan
(2011)
csm_movie
age 10+
 
Earnest sports biopic tugs at heart despite clichés.
On DVD/Streaming
(2011)
csm_game
age 10+
 
LEARNING
Inventive and enjoyable spatial puzzler with mild violence.
Platforms: Mac, PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360
(2011)
csm_movie
age 10+
 
Techie reboot is visually dazzling but short on story.
On DVD/Streaming
(2011)
age 10+
 
Engaging third Narnia adventure is fun for tweens and up.
On DVD/Streaming
(2011)
age 10+
 
Great fun, but more intense violence than most LEGO games.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii, PSP, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360
(2011)
csm_game
age 10+
 
Extraordinarily fun racing sim is deep but unrealistic.
Platforms: PlayStation 3
(2010)
csm_book
age 10+
 
Moving tale of girl whose brother died in school shooting.
By Kathryn Erskine
(2010)
age 10+
 
More thrills and goosebumps for tough-skinned tweens.
Network: Discovery Family Channel
(2010)
age 10+
 
Percy Jackson series spin-off is almost as delightful.
By Rick Riordan
(2010)
csm_game
age 10+
 
Better than original, but lots of suggestive songs, moves.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii
(2010)

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