All Reviews

csm_movie
age 10+
Live-action animal saga is incredible -- and a bit scary.
On DVD/Streaming
(2000)
age 10+
Gripping, inspiring wilderness-survival adventure.
By Jean Craighead George
(1959)
csm_game
age 10+
LEARNING
Fantastic animal and business simulation, fun for all ages.
Platforms: Xbox 360, Xbox One
(2013)
age 10+
LEARNING
Magical "old school" adventure has heady puzzles and combat.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2013)
csm_book
age 10+
Brave kids, animals team up in funny, scary, sweet sci-fi.
By Piers Torday
(2014)
age 10+
Pirates, eels, and intrigue in exciting steampunk sequel.
By S.S. Taylor
(2014)
age 10+
Harrowing but uplifting story of orphan saved by dogs.
By Bobbie Pyron
(2014)
age 10+
Poetic story about boy who doesn't want to move to America.
By Naomi Shihab Nye
(2014)
age 10+
Often tragic, often bloody stories with a fun Percy twist.
By Rick Riordan
(2015)
age 10+
Short, punchy chapters propel storm survival tale.
By Watt Key
(2016)
age 10+
Smart girl learns to survive alone in compelling adventure.
By Scott O'Dell
(1960)
csm_movie
age 10+
Exciting tale set in gold-rush Alaska.
On DVD/Streaming
(2002)
csm_movie
age 10+
Poignant story blends gorgeous footage with mild peril.
On DVD/Streaming
(2011)
csm_game
age 10+
LEARNING
Start your own wolf pack in this realistic adventure.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2007)
age 10+
Moving story of grieving American teen in African village.
By Shana Burg
(2012)
age 10+
Enthusiastic host may lure tweens, but expect swearing.
Network: Animal Planet
(2012)
age 10+
Kids search for pirate treasure in adventurous sequel.
By Kathy Reichs
(2011)
csm_website
age 10+
LEARNING
Online community encourages citizen science; watch privacy.
URL: http://www.projectnoah.org/
(2013)
age 10+
Offbeat imagination rules in funny, poignant graphic novel.
By Stephan Pastis
(2013)
csm_book
age 10+
Compelling adventure as two boys cope with loss, loneliness.
By Clare Vanderpool
(2013)

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