All Reviews

csm_book
age 12+
 
Searing memoir of growing up in troubled family offers hope.
By Mariel Hemingway, Ben Greenman
(2015)
csm_website
age 12+
 
LEARNING
Citizen-science database has clunky search, info concerns.
URL: http://scistarter.com
(2015)
age 12+
 
Tragic Sabriel prequel slow to start but worth the wait.
By Garth Nix
(2014)
age 12+
 
LEARNING
Fun fantasy strategy game for kids is combat-heavy.
Platforms: Windows
(2013)
csm_book
age 12+
 
Slow start to enchanting, magical battle adventure.
By Tamora Pierce
(2013)
csm_movie
age 12+
 
'70s drama about fox-dog friendship has very intense scenes.
On DVD/Streaming
(2013)
csm_movie
age 12+
 
Fascinating, clever animated tale not meant for young kids.
On DVD/Streaming
(2013)
csm_tv
age 12+
 
Interesting elite dog training reality with strong language.
Network: National Geographic Channel
(2013)
age 12+
 
Uneven finish to exciting but violent crime/fantasy trilogy.
By Tamora Pierce
(2011)
csm_book
age 12+
 
Sharecropper boy finds hope, dignity amid racism, hardship.
By William H. Armstrong
(1969)
age 12+
 
Second book in fantasy series is more mature than first.
By Tamora Pierce
(2009)
csm_book
age 12+
 
Story of ostracized kid a timeless fave of teens, preteens.
By S. E. Hinton
(1967)
csm_movie
age 12+
 
Terrible, dull dog movie filled with iffy behavior.
On DVD/Streaming
(2003)