All Reviews

Don't Starve: Pocket Edition App Poster Image
age 10+
Morbidly fun survival game with fighting, hallucinations.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2016)
The Ghostfaces: Brotherband Chronicles, Book 6 Book Poster Image
age 10+
Swashbuckling uncharted-island adventure has a few lulls.
By John Flanagan
(2016)
Star Fox Guard Game Poster Image
csm_game
age 10+
Fun, challenging tower defense with cartoonish violence.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii U
(2016)
Star Fox Zero Game Poster Image
csm_game
age 10+
Space shooter fun, but has mild violence, clunky controls.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii U
(2016)
Stardew Valley Game Poster Image
csm_game
age 10+
Absorbing farm simulation is fun; some confusing segments.
Platforms: Windows
(2016)
Pax Book Poster Image
csm_book
Pax
age 10+
Compelling, heartrending story of boy and fox in dystopia.
By Sara Pennypacker
(2016)
Terror at Bottle Creek Book Poster Image
age 10+
Short, punchy chapters propel storm-survival tale.
By Watt Key
(2016)
Final Fantasy Explorers Game Poster Image
age 10+
Portable adventure suffers from repetition, camera glitches.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2016)
The Boy Who Became Buffalo Bill: Growing Up Billy Cody in Bleeding Kansas Book Poster Image
age 10+
Captivating biography of legendary showman Buffalo Bill.
By Andrea Warren
(2015)
Animal Gods Game Poster Image
csm_game
age 10+
Puzzle adventure has weak plot, redundant levels.
Platforms: Linux, Mac, Windows
(2015)
Jotun Game Poster Image
csm_game
age 10+
Plodding but beautiful Norse myth game has mild violence.
Platforms: Linux, Mac, Windows
(2015)
The Flame in the Flood Game Poster Image
age 10+
Difficult survival adventure has steep learning curve.
Platforms: Mac, Windows, Xbox One
(2015)
Percy Jackson's Greek Heroes Book Poster Image
age 10+
Often tragic, often bloody stories with a fun Percy twist.
By Rick Riordan
(2015)
Q-files Website Poster Image
csm_website
age 10+
LEARNING
Enormous kid-friendly encyclopedia also pushes ebook sales.
URL: https://www.q-files.com
(2015)
Rituals Game Poster Image
csm_game
age 10+
Short adventure captivates with puzzles, intriguing story.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2015)
The Dogs of Winter Book Poster Image
age 10+
Harrowing but uplifting story of orphan saved by dogs.
By Bobbie Pyron
(2014)
The Turtle of Oman Book Poster Image
age 10+
Poetic story about boy who doesn't want to move to America.
By Naomi Shihab Nye
(2014)
Fantasy Life Game Poster Image
csm_game
age 10+
LEARNING
Fun life simulator lets kids experiment with careers.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2014)
The Expeditioners and the Secret of King Triton's Lair: The Expeditioners, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 10+
Pirates, eels, and intrigue in exciting steampunk sequel.
By S.S. Taylor
(2014)
The Great Bear Movie Poster Image
csm_movie
age 10+
Captivating, moving tale with scares; best for older kids.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2014)

Pages