All Reviews

csm_movie
age 10+
 
Predictable martial-arts tale has lots of action, flatulence
On DVD/Streaming
(2015)
csm_game
age 10+
 
Arcade-style soccer, with cars and a giant ball.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Windows
(2015)
age 10+
 
Cartoonish fighting game for anime fans only.
Platforms: PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4
(2015)
csm_movie
age 10+
 
Poignant story about Latino runners a winner for families.
On DVD/Streaming
(2015)
csm_book
age 10+
 
Ben is lured to the dark side in fun, action-packed sequel.
By Stuart Gibbs
(2015)
age 10+
 
Lego's ninja franchise spun into clever hand-held adventure.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS, PlayStation Vita
(2015)
csm_website
age 10+
 
LEARNING
Flashy, but young gamers will need persistence to get tips.
URL: http://play.nintendo.com/
(2015)
csm_movie
age 10+
 
Inspiring true-life tale about blind football player.
On DVD/Streaming
(2015)
csm_game
age 10+
 
Far from perfect, but a fun way to get kids exercising.
Platforms: Xbox One
(2014)
csm_movie
age 10+
 
Smart docu about controversial football player's redemption.
On DVD/Streaming
(2014)
csm_movie
age 10+
 
Strong female role models in Olympic swimming docu.
In Theaters Now
(2014)
csm_game
age 10+
 
Circuit racer has cool social features, big privacy issues.
Platforms: PlayStation 4
(2014)
csm_movie
age 10+
 
Feel-good sports dramedy is a fine pick for tweens.
On DVD/Streaming
(2014)
csm_game
age 10+
 
More features would improve solid but mildly violent game.
Platforms: PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One
(2014)
csm_movie
age 10+
 
NY Yankees inspire cancer-stricken boy in animated film.
On DVD/Streaming
(2014)
csm_movie
age 10+
 
Solid sports tale has positive messages, feel-good themes.
On DVD/Streaming
(2014)
csm_game
age 10+
 
Fun skateboarding game is loaded with real-world stunts.
Platforms: Mac, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, Windows
(2014)
age 10+
 
Play as TV faves; controls a bit tricky to master.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire
(2014)
age 10+
 
LEARNING
Mediocre, overpriced collection of minigames for Xbox One.
Platforms: Xbox One
(2014)
csm_book
age 10+
 
Gripping sports story about a boy's struggle for identity.
By Tim Green
(2014)

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