All Reviews

csm_app
age 10+
LEARNING
Typewriter sounds with modern features mostly a novelty.
Devices: iPad
(2014)
age 10+
Quirky endless runner features fun, varied quests.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Fire phone, Kindle Fire
(2014)
age 10+
History's greatest ideas are smart fun for curious families.
Network: PBS
(2014)
age 10+
Troubled adopted boy learns to open heart in moving tale.
By Cynthia Kadohata
(2014)
csm_movie
age 10+
Musical melodrama lacks charisma but is fine for tweens.
On DVD/Streaming
(2015)
age 10+
Charming puzzle/adventure game targets preteens.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Fire phone, Kindle Fire
(2014)
age 10+
Excellent poems depict coming of age in tumultuous 1960s.
By Jacqueline Woodson
(2014)
age 10+
LEARNING
Loose telling of tragedy too dark for its intended audience.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2014)
csm_game
age 10+
Fun, spooky, puzzle-based clone adventure set in space.
Platforms: PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita
(2014)
age 10+
Moral dilemmas abound in thrilling, imaginative sequel.
By Lisa McMann
(2014)
csm_game
age 10+
More features would improve solid but mildly violent game.
Platforms: PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One
(2014)
age 10+
Bland celeb relationship reality for superfans only.
Network: VH1
(2014)
csm_movie
age 10+
Charming, thought-provoking global docu about childhood.
In Theaters Now
(2014)
age 10+
Time traveler starts to grow up in engaging installment.
By Marissa Moss
(2014)
csm_app
age 10+
LEARNING
Seemingly simple photo tool is full of creative resources.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Mac, Android, Kindle Fire
(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)
csm_movie
age 10+
Sondheim's fairy tale musical is dark, complex, sublime.
On DVD/Streaming
(2015)
csm_book
age 10+
Exciting, moving magical adventure explores love and greed.
By Kelly Barnhill
(2014)
age 10+
LEARNING
Super sequel soars in creativity, falls flat in adventure.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii U, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One
(2014)

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