All Reviews

age 10+
 
Callie gets into science and scrapes in strong sequel.
By Jacqueline Kelly
(2015)
age 10+
 
Clever writing, characters shine in boarding-school mystery.
By Robin Stevens
(2015)
age 10+
 
Great story, challenging puzzles anchor sleuth's adventure.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2015)
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age 10+
 
Maddeningly difficult adventure with strong role models.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, Windows
(2015)
age 10+
 
Rhythm's gonna get you in this challenging, fun game.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2015)
age 10+
 
Fun illustrated "journal" explores early teen anxieties.
By Marissa Moss
(2015)
csm_game
age 10+
 
Fast-paced challenging action tries to teach Net lesson.
Platforms: Windows
(2015)
age 10+
 
LEARNING
Well-tuned adventure has charming characters and fun combat.
Platforms: Windows
(2015)
age 10+
 
Evocative retrospective drama follows changes of the '60s.
Network: NBC
(2015)
csm_book
age 10+
 
Big-hearted book about overcoming dyslexia inspires.
By Lynda Mullaly Hunt
(2015)
age 10+
 
Thrilling series conclusion spotlights value of education.
By Shannon Hale
(2015)
age 10+
 
'90s anime reboot boasts girl power, but iffy body images.
Network: Hulu, Online
(2015)
age 10+
 
Danger looms in action-packed island adventure.
By Lisa McMann
(2015)
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age 10+
 
Earnest coming-of-age film uses chess as a metaphor.
On DVD/Streaming
(2015)
age 10+
 
Vivid recollections of a teen girl in the Selma march.
By Lynda Blackmon Lowery, Elspeth Leacock, Susan Buckley
(2015)
age 10+
 
Satisfying finale to magical adventure-girl series.
By Barbara Mariconda
(2014)
csm_book
age 10+
 
Tough tween girl fights to save family in bleak future.
By Michael Perry
(2014)
csm_game
age 10+
 
LEARNING
Fun life simulator lets kids experiment with careers.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2014)
age 10+
 
Time traveler starts to grow up in engaging installment.
By Marissa Moss
(2014)
age 10+
 
Inspiring reality show has meaningful messages for families.
Network: USA
(2014)

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