All Reviews

age 10+
 
Kids from various books unite in muddled art-heist story.
By Blue Balliett
(2015)
csm_website
age 10+
 
LEARNING
Mostly safe kid-focused search engine packs many ads, flaws.
URL: http://www.kidzsearch.com
(2015)
csm_movie
age 10+
 
Dance fans will love behind-the-scenes look at ballet.
On DVD/Streaming
(2015)
age 10+
 
LEARNING
Impressive animation tool; a bit complex for newbies.
Devices: iPad
(2015)
csm_game
age 10+
 
LEARNING
Updated game doesn't add much but still gets you moving.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii, Nintendo Wii U, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One
(2014)
age 10+
 
Slow, dull adventure with overly complex puzzles.
Platforms: Windows
(2014)
csm_app
age 10+
 
LEARNING
Seemingly simple photo tool is full of creative resources.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Mac, Android, Kindle Fire
(2014)
age 10+
 
Screenwriting Sean gets tangled in a lie in smart sequel.
By Jeff Baron
(2014)
age 10+
 
Funny, affecting memoir of growing up crazy for comics.
By Jimmy Gownley
(2014)
age 10+
 
Girl turns trash into treasures in hopeful underdog tale.
By Holly Schindler
(2014)
csm_game
age 10+
 
LEARNING
Fun collection of games designed to keep you fit.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii U
(2014)
age 10+
 
Strong sequel sparkles with charm, humor, and heart.
By Tim Federle
(2014)
csm_game
age 10+
 
LEARNING
Dance to today's and yesterday's songs for fun and fitness.
Platforms: Xbox One, Xbox 360, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, Nintendo Wii U, Nintendo Wii
(2013)
csm_tv
age 10+
 
Watch-together reality spotlights small-town talent.
Network: AMC
(2013)
age 10+
 
Time-travel sequel is intense, suspenseful, and exciting.
By Marissa Moss
(2013)
age 10+
 
Smart story of a kid pitching a movie idea to Hollywood.
By Jeff Baron
(2013)
age 10+
 
Terrific tale of misfit taking bold step to remake his life.
By Tim Federle
(2013)
age 10+
 
Cheerleading show features lots of negative mama drama.
Network: TLC
(2012)
csm_book
age 10+
 
Sharp, funny graphic novel captures chaos of theater.
By Raina Telgemeier
(2012)
age 10+
 
LEARNING
Active game more about dancing than exercise routines.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii U
(2012)

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