All Reviews

csm_movie
age 10+
 
Powerful documentary depicts obese kids' struggles.
On DVD/Streaming
(2015)
age 10+
 
Role-playing game suffers from uneven battle, puzzle pacing.
Platforms: PlayStation 3
(2015)
age 10+
 
LEARNING
Story-based gameplay makes math an adventure.
Devices: iPad
(2015)
csm_app
age 10+
 
LEARNING
Interactive textbook powerful tool, but pricey.
Devices: iPad
(2015)
age 10+
 
Kids race to save world in fast-paced sequel.
By Whitaker Ringwald
(2015)
csm_game
age 10+
 
LEARNING
Roller coaster sim has thrills; controls full of bumps.
Platforms: Xbox 360, Xbox One
(2015)
age 10+
 
LEARNING
Vexing puzzler is safe for kids but could prove frustrating.
Platforms: Mac, Windows, Xbox One
(2015)
csm_book
age 10+
 
Haunting look at killing of unarmed African-American teen.
By Kekla Magoon
(2014)
age 10+
 
Thrilling series conclusion spotlights value of education.
By Shannon Hale
(2015)
age 10+
 
LEARNING
Classic evocative space strategy promotes tactical planning.
Platforms: Windows
(2015)
age 10+
 
'90s anime reboot boasts girl power, but iffy body images.
Network: Hulu, Online
(2015)
csm_movie
age 10+
 
Insecure teen comes of age; earnest but unoriginal.
On DVD/Streaming
(2015)
csm_movie
age 10+
 
Tale of foster kid and dog marred by amateurish filmmaking.
On DVD/Streaming
(2015)
age 10+
 
Nonstop superhero action with diverse heroes and villains.
By Stan Lee, Stuart Moore
(2015)
csm_game
age 10+
 
Excruciatingly hard platformer could prove irritating.
Platforms: Mac, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Windows
(2015)
age 10+
 
LEARNING
Great tool for managing varied daily sensory activities.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2015)
csm_app
age 10+
 
LEARNING
Stellar videos, interactive features make beautiful music.
Devices: iPad
(2015)
age 10+
 
Less quirky, darker, more absorbing mystery sequel.
By Rohan Gavin
(2015)
csm_game
age 10+
 
Ship-building sim lacks story, consistent multiplayer.
Platforms: Windows
(2015)
age 10+
 
Positive pool-design reality show stars creative, fun crew.
Network: Animal Planet
(2015)

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