All Reviews

csm_book
age 10+
 
Would-be princesses show grit, wisdom in empowering tale.
By Shannon Hale
(2006)
csm_book
age 10+
 
Teen girl homesteads alone in Newbery Honor book.
By Kirby Larson
(2006)
csm_movie
age 10+
 
Inspiring cooking-themed docu is great for teens.
On DVD/Streaming
(2010)
age 10+
 
Tory and friends fight serial killer in thrilling sequel.
By Brendan Reichs, Kathy Reichs
(2013)
csm_app
age 10+
 
LEARNING
Superb physics puzzler challenges kids, inspires creativity.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2013)
age 10+
 
Silly time-capsule comedy ideal for older tweens.
On DVD/Streaming
(2001)
csm_movie
age 10+
 
A music teacher inspires his students.
On DVD/Streaming
(1999)
csm_movie
age 10+
 
Music-driven teen flick is feel-good fun for parents, too.
On DVD/Streaming
(2010)
csm_tv
age 10+
 
Personal stories remind kids to stand up to bullying.
Network: Cartoon Network
(2012)
age 10+
 
Romantic country ballad celebrates music and memories.
By Eric Church
(2012)
csm_tv
age 10+
 
Tough love mixes with competition and positive messages.
Network: CMT
(2012)
age 10+
 
'50s-style songs still resonate with kids; some iffy lines.
By Various Artists
(1978)
csm_book
age 10+
 
Moving, entertaining tale of dysfunctional family's turmoil.
By Natasha Farrant
(2013)
age 10+
 
LEARNING
Challenging programming puzzler teaches coding logic.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2013)
age 10+
 
Funny, affecting memoir of growing up crazy for comics.
By Jimmy Gownley
(2014)
csm_book
age 10+
 
Gripping sports story about a boy's struggle for identity.
By Tim Green
(2014)
csm_movie
age 10+
 
Inspiring story about an underdog high school robotics team.
On DVD/Streaming
(2014)
age 10+
 
Moving, engaging docu about high school musical theater.
On DVD/Streaming
(2012)
age 10+
 
Evocative retrospective drama follows changes of the '60s.
Network: NBC
(2015)
csm_book
age 10+
 
Ben is lured to the dark side in fun, action-packed sequel.
By Stuart Gibbs
(2015)

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