All Reviews

age 10+
 
Stirring docu sees superhero as powerful motivator for good.
On DVD/Streaming
(2014)
csm_book
age 10+
 
Beautifully illustrated dragon fantasy is short but intense.
By George R. R. Martin
(2014)
age 10+
 
Harrowing but uplifting story of orphan saved by dogs.
By Bobbie Pyron
(2014)
age 10+
 
Religious holiday flick is wholesome but hokey.
On DVD/Streaming
(2014)
age 10+
 
Frenetic, funny, but often confusing action-puzzler.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo Wii U, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, Windows, Xbox 360, Xbox One
(2014)
age 10+
 
Bland brawler's creatures equate fighting with happiness.
Platforms: PlayStation 3, Xbox 360
(2014)
age 10+
 
Sentimental heart beats beneath goofy humor.
By Stephan Pastis
(2014)
csm_book
age 10+
 
Delightful, engaging mystery with a twist.
By Kate Milford
(2014)
age 10+
 
Poetic story about boy who doesn't want to move to America.
By Naomi Shihab Nye
(2014)
csm_tv
age 10+
 
Faith-centered choir makeovers are uplifting and positive.
Network: Oxygen
(2014)
age 10+
 
Families look for better lives off the grid in mild reality.
Network: TLC
(2014)
age 10+
 
Fun kart racer gets the basics down; missing multiplayer.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Fire phone, Kindle Fire
(2014)
age 10+
 
Violent superhero brawler quickly gets repetitive, boring.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2014)
age 10+
 
Satisfying finale to magical adventure-girl series.
By Barbara Mariconda
(2014)
csm_book
age 10+
 
Tough tween girl fights to save family in bleak future.
By Michael Perry
(2014)
age 10+
 
Retro graphics hide a deceptively challenging, fun game.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2014)
csm_game
age 10+
 
LEARNING
Fun life simulator lets kids experiment with careers.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2014)
age 10+
 
Time traveler starts to grow up in engaging installment.
By Marissa Moss
(2014)
age 10+
 
Democrat and Republican on a desert island = boring.
Network: Discovery Channel
(2014)
age 10+
 
Inspiring reality show has meaningful messages for families.
Network: USA
(2014)

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