All Reviews

age 10+
Famous blocky adventure has a generic story to tell.
Platforms: Mac, Nintendo Wii U, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, Windows, Xbox 360, Xbox One, iPhone
(2015)
csm_game
age 10+
Challenging yet frustrating puzzler has confusing story.
Platforms: PlayStation 4
(2015)
csm_game
age 10+
Puzzle adventure has weak plot, redundant levels.
Platforms: Linux, Mac, Windows
(2015)
csm_app
age 10+
If up for the fast pace, tough arcade game is frenzied fun.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2015)
csm_movie
age 10+
Depressing dog tale takes on bullying, animal hoarding.
On DVD/Streaming
(2015)
csm_game
age 10+
LEARNING
Authentic racing sim conveys speed but is visually bland.
Platforms: PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox 360, Xbox One
(2015)
age 10+
Second-generation siblings balance family, career, legacy.
Network: Lifetime
(2015)
csm_book
age 10+
Ghosts, romance, otherworldly connections in inventive tale.
By Polly Shulman
(2015)
csm_tv
age 10+
Dance reality led by tough-talking, inspirational teacher.
Network: Lifetime
(2015)
csm_game
age 10+
Stellar basketball game adds modes, Spike Lee story lines.
Platforms: PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox 360, Xbox One
(2015)
age 10+
Awful slapstick comedy is full of potty humor.
On DVD/Streaming
(2015)
age 10+
Gritty high-seas historical fantasy mixes danger and magic.
By Barry Wolverton
(2015)
age 10+
Silly, scary ghoulfest has lots of peril, frights.
On DVD/Streaming
(2015)
age 10+
Playful sci-fi romp through a galaxy far, far away.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii U, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One
(2015)
age 10+
LEARNING
New characters, endless adventure; demands space and money.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2015)
age 10+
Facts, stats best for kids interested in global issues.
By Chelsea Clinton
(2015)
csm_game
age 10+
LEARNING
Build an epic crossover story brick by (expensive) brick.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii U, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One
(2015)
csm_book
age 10+
Epic saga of theater family, told mostly in pictures.
By Brian Selznick
(2015)
age 10+
Bizarre fantasy series benefits from Henson costumes.
Network: Online
(2015)
csm_movie
age 10+
Arctic adventure tale has lots of suspense, some dark themes
On DVD/Streaming
(2015)

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