All Reviews

csm_movie
age 10+
 
Thoughtful, inspired look at grief soars.
On DVD/Streaming
(2015)
csm_movie
age 10+
 
Quirky documentary about food industry engages, educates.
On DVD/Streaming
(2015)
age 10+
 
Often tragic, often bloody stories with a fun Percy twist.
By Rick Riordan
(2015)
age 10+
 
LEARNING
Pocket sized bots pack a powerful, and personal, punch.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2015)
age 10+
 
High-flying arcade shooter grounded by difficulty, gameplay.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2015)
csm_book
age 10+
 
Funny, moving graphic novel takes on teen substance abuse.
By Matthew Holm, Jennifer Holm
(2015)
csm_app
age 10+
 
Cool new look, but monetization, new model mar a classic.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2015)
csm_app
age 10+
 
Inventive, juicy shooting game with cartoon violence.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Fire phone, Kindle Fire
(2015)
age 10+
 
Some iffy stuff in touching docu about Sesame Street icon.
On DVD/Streaming
(2015)
csm_website
age 10+
 
LEARNING
Editing tool finds common errors, lacks any explanations.
URL: http://www.hemingwayapp.com/
(2015)
csm_movie
age 10+
 
Watered-down "young Disney" biopic is too bland to appeal.
In Theaters Now
(2015)
age 10+
 
Endless access to cartoons; watch out for ads, iffy content.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2015)
age 10+
 
Twins and friends fight magic villains in exciting sequel.
By Chris Colfer
(2015)
csm_book
age 10+
 
Gripping, taut eco-thriller a thoughtful, satisfying read.
By Louis Sachar
(2015)
csm_book
age 10+
 
Futuristic dystopian novel has clever characters, suspense.
By Joel Ross
(2015)
csm_website
age 10+
 
LEARNING
Enormous kid-friendly encyclopedia also pushes ebook sales.
URL: https://www.q-files.com
(2015)
age 10+
 
Cartoon Network fave meets match-3 and RPG.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Fire phone, Kindle Fire
(2015)
csm_game
N++
age 10+
 
LEARNING
Challenging, minimalist platformer with stylized violence.
Platforms: PlayStation 4
(2015)
csm_game
age 10+
 
Tough stealth game has cartoonish violence, limitless play.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2015)
csm_app
age 10+
 
LEARNING
Maze of words makes creating illogical sentences fun.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Fire phone, Kindle Fire
(2015)

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