All Reviews

csm_movie
age 12+
 
Helen Mirren is best part of fact-based historical drama.
On DVD/Streaming
(2015)
csm_game
age 12+
 
Unconventional war game forces cultural reflection.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2015)
csm_movie
age 12+
 
Poignant docu about B-boys and girls around the world.
In Theaters Now
(2015)
csm_book
age 12+
 
Searing memoir of growing up in troubled family offers hope.
By Mariel Hemingway, Ben Greenman
(2015)
age 12+
 
Stylish stealth game demands patience, timing, and skill.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2014)
csm_movie
age 12+
 
Terrific dance sequences make up for subpar acting, plot.
On DVD/Streaming
(2014)
csm_movie
age 12+
 
Docu about senior fashionistas promotes positive body image.
On DVD/Streaming
(2014)
csm_movie
age 12+
 
Talky docu on Calvin & Hobbes cartoonist may bore kids.
On DVD/Streaming
(2014)
age 12+
 
Album documentary is best for longtime fans of The Boss.
Network: HBO
(2014)
age 12+
 
Spectacular steampunk sequel has hijinks, gadgets, vampires.
By Gail Carriger
(2013)
age 12+
 
LEARNING
Fun fitness dancing game not very original.
Platforms: Xbox One, Xbox 360, Nintendo Wii U, Nintendo Wii
(2013)
csm_book
age 12+
 
Harrowing tale of Gypsy film extra in World War II.
By Kathryn Lasky
(2013)
age 12+
 
Captivating Hollywood fairy tale will enchant fantasy fans.
By Sarah Zettel
(2013)
csm_website
age 12+
 
LEARNING
Vast collection of global art brings the museums to you.
URL: http://www.google.com/culturalinstitute/project/art-project
(2013)
age 12+
 
Affecting alternate-world fantasy promotes tolerance.
By Marie Rutkoski
(2012)
csm_movie
age 12+
 
Dance movie is formulaic but boasts some fun sequences.
On DVD/Streaming
(2012)
age 12+
 
Inspiring story of teen pianist who escaped Nazis in WWII.
By Lee Cohen, Mona Golabek
(2003)
age 12+
 
Celeb life stories are sometimes inspiring; expect curses.
Network: MTV
(2012)
csm_book
age 12+
 
Richly conceived dragon fantasy with stellar young heroine.
By Rachel Hartman
(2012)
age 12+
 
Intricate historical novel contrasts Dust Bowl, fairy world.
By Sarah Zettel
(2012)

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