Movie Reviews

The Adventures of Tintin Movie Poster Image
age 9+
Whirlwind animated adventure is a visual treat for tweens.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2011)
Continue reading Watch review
The Boy and the Pirates Movie Poster Image
age 9+
Time-travel pirate adventure with boy hero, guns, swords.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1960)
Continue reading
House of Secrets Book Poster Image
csm_book
age 9+
Page-turner is the perfect campfire tale but can get gory.
By Chris Columbus, Ned Vizzini
(2013)
Continue reading
Questimate! App Poster Image
csm_app
This product is no longer available
age 9+
Dynamic estimation game lets kids design the questions.
Devices: iPad
(2013)
Continue reading
Cinderella 3D Movie Poster Image
csm_movie
age 9+
Animals, cartoon violence in the Old West; not classic tale.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2012)
Continue reading
Lucy at Sea: The Voyage of Lucy P. Simmons: Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Brave Lucy sails to Australia in even more exciting sequel.
By Barbara Mariconda
(2013)
Continue reading
The Jupiter Pirates: Hunt for the Hydra Book Poster Image
age 9+
Space-pirate sibling series ideal for Star Wars-crazed kids.
By Jason Fry
(2013)
Continue reading
Saltwater Taffy Book Poster Image
csm_book
age 9+
Adventure tale sinks under weight of laudable goals.
By Eric DelaBarre
(2011)
Continue reading
Sky Raiders: Five Kingdoms, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Fast-paced adventure, slow storytelling in series opener.
By Brandon Mull
(2014)
Continue reading
The Jupiter Pirates, Book 2: Curse of the Iris Book Poster Image
age 9+
Fun space-pirate sequel adds complexity.
By Jason Fry
(2014)
Continue reading
Mapoosa Website Poster Image
csm_website
age 9+
Sim world offers some learning games but lacks depth.
URL: http://www.mapoosa.com
(2015)
Continue reading
Windward Game Poster Image
csm_game
age 9+
Sandbox pirate game provides creative but repetitive play.
Platforms: Linux, Mac, Windows
(2015)
Continue reading
WordBrain App Poster Image
csm_app
age 9+
Word hunt gets tough quickly, has ads and purchases.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2016)
Continue reading
LEGO Life - Create, share & discover App Poster Image
age 9+
Brand-heavy platform leaves little room to build community.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire
(2017)
Continue reading
Timeless: Diego and the Rangers of the Vastlantic Book Poster Image
age 9+
Fab art and cool new world as time periods collide.
By Armand Baltazar
(2017)
Continue reading
Thrill Ride Movie Poster Image
csm_movie
age 9+
So-so treasure quest has some mild cursing, potty humor.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2016)
Continue reading
Dactyl Hill Squad Book Poster Image
age 9+
Civil War-era kids ride dinos in New York in curious mashup.
By Daniel Jose Older
(2018)
Continue reading
Treasure Planet Movie Poster Image
csm_movie
age 9+
Outer-space pirate treasure hunt lots of fun; fab animation.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2002)
Continue reading
Motion Math App Poster Image
csm_app
This product is no longer available
age 9+
Fractions, decimals, and percentages in Pong-like game.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2010)
Continue reading
Divide By Sheep Game Poster Image
csm_game
age 9+
Fun puzzle game has dark, slightly gory play.
Platforms: Windows, iPhone
(2015)
Continue reading

Pages