All Reviews

age 10+
LEARNING
Well-tuned adventure has charming characters and fun combat.
Platforms: Windows
(2015)
age 10+
Licensed expansion pales in comparison to stellar original.
Platforms: Xbox 360, Xbox One
(2015)
csm_book
age 10+
Magical, heartrending story of loss, change, and hope.
By Nikki Loftin
(2015)
age 10+
Evocative retrospective drama follows changes of the '60s.
Network: NBC
(2015)
csm_movie
age 10+
Sondheim's fairy tale musical is dark, complex, sublime.
On DVD/Streaming
(2015)
age 10+
Lego's ninja franchise spun into clever hand-held adventure.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS, PlayStation Vita
(2015)
csm_movie
age 10+
Low-budget '90s slapstick with mildly risqué scenes.
On DVD/Streaming
(2015)
age 10+
Changelings return to Fairyland in twist to dazzling series.
By Catherynne M. Valente
(2015)
csm_game
age 10+
Fun old-school arcade shooter with odd design issues.
Platforms: PlayStation 4
(2015)
age 10+
LEARNING
Zoom, rotate, and fold solid figures with elegant math tool.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2015)
age 10+
LEARNING
Brief but fun game is more adventure than grammar practice.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2015)
csm_book
age 10+
Big-hearted book about overcoming dyslexia inspires.
By Lynda Mullaly Hunt
(2015)
csm_website
age 10+
LEARNING
Video education site with many classes not always academic.
URL: https://curious.com/
(2015)
age 10+
LEARNING
Accessible, action-heavy space strategy with mild violence.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2015)
 
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+
Kids race to save world in fast-paced sequel.
By Whitaker Ringwald
(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)
csm_game
age 10+
LEARNING
Roller coaster sim has thrills; controls full of bumps.
Platforms: Xbox 360, Xbox One
(2015)

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