All Reviews

age 10+
 
Karaoke game based on popular show fun but content-limited.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii, Nintendo Wii U, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360
(2014)
csm_game
age 10+
 
LEARNING
Realistic racer encourages respect but doesn't innovate.
Platforms: PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360
(2014)
age 10+
 
Young designers are the star of this runway.
Network: Lifetime
(2014)
age 10+
 
Satisfying finale full of gods, giants, and fond farewells.
By Rick Riordan
(2014)
age 10+
 
Inspiring memoir of teen Nobel laureate shot by Taliban.
By Malala Yousafzai, Patricia McCormick
(2014)
age 10+
 
Veterinarian's work makes for decent family fare.
Network: CW
(2014)
csm_movie
age 10+
 
Low-budget tale has worthy messages, lots of stereotypes.
On DVD/Streaming
(2014)
age 10+
 
Slow, dull adventure with overly complex puzzles.
Platforms: Windows
(2014)
csm_movie
age 10+
 
Feel-good sports dramedy is a fine pick for tweens.
On DVD/Streaming
(2014)
csm_game
age 10+
 
Circuit racer has cool social features, big privacy issues.
Platforms: PlayStation 4
(2014)
csm_game
age 10+
 
LEARNING
Terrific game builder lets kids explore their imaginations.
Platforms: Windows, Xbox 360, Xbox One
(2014)
age 10+
 
Imaginative steampunk musical is too dark for little kids.
On DVD/Streaming
(2014)
age 10+
 
Pirates, eels, and intrigue in exciting steampunk sequel.
By S.S. Taylor
(2014)
age 10+
 
Robot-fighting game easy to play but monotonous.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2014)
age 10+
 
Whip-smart space whodunit touts research, brains over brawn.
By Stuart Gibbs
(2014)
age 10+
 
LEARNING
Fact drills and fun mini-activities engage and challenge.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Fire phone, Kindle Fire
(2014)
csm_tv
age 10+
 
Cooking competition serves up restaurant promotions.
Network: TNT
(2014)
age 10+
 
Quirky endless runner features fun, varied quests.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Fire phone, Kindle Fire
(2014)
csm_game
age 10+
 
Outstanding driving game has some street-racing concerns.
Platforms: Xbox 360, Xbox One
(2014)
age 10+
 
Awful computer animation has iffy humor, scary monsters.
On DVD/Streaming
(2014)

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