All Reviews

csm_book
age 12+
A light, enjoyable read for romantic-fantasy fans.
By Kiera Cass
(2016)
csm_book
age 12+
Moving, fast-paced novel-in-verse; great for teen boys.
By Marilyn Nelson
(2015)
 
age 12+
Outstanding role model urges kids to stand up to bullies.
On DVD/Streaming
(2016)
age 12+
Taut time-travel adventure-romance explores race, sex bias.
By Alexandra Bracken
(2016)
csm_book
age 12+
Quirky, compelling tale of schizophrenic teen on quest.
By Martine Leavitt
(2015)
age 12+
Ballerina's frank, inspiring tale of perseverance and hope.
By Michaela DePrince
(2014)
age 12+
Gripping nonfiction account of Vietnam-era whistle-blowing.
By Steve Sheinkin
(2015)
age 12+
Tale of superpowered court intrigue grows darker.
By Marie Lu
(2015)
age 12+
Powerful graphic-novel memoir offers hope, call to action.
By Jessica Dee Humphreys, Michel Chikwanine
(2015)
csm_movie
age 12+
Action, crass/raunchy humor in alien-attack sci-fi comedy.
On DVD/Streaming
(2015)
csm_book
age 12+
Devastating, deeply moving story of love and resilience.
By Gary D. Schmidt
(2015)
age 12+
Grab a buddy and take a colorful joyride through space.
Platforms: Mac, Windows, Xbox One
(2015)
csm_game
age 12+
LEARNING
Computer-skills adventure stalled by high difficulty, story.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2015)
age 12+
Poignant memoir-in-verse recalls Cuban-American's childhood.
By Margarita Engle
(2015)
csm_movie
age 12+
Trite underdog kid golfer tale has crass language, alcohol.
On DVD/Streaming
(2015)
csm_app
age 12+
Poorly designed promotional game with frustrating controls.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Fire phone, Kindle Fire
(2015)
csm_book
age 12+
Strong (but long) sequel about book characters come to life.
By Jodi Picoult, Samantha Van Leer
(2015)
age 12+
Scout confronts Atticus on integration in rambling sequel.
By Harper Lee
(2015)
csm_game
age 12+
Outrun Death in this cartoonishly violent kart racer.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2015)
age 12+
Moving, eye-opening memoir of cross-cultural friendship.
By Martin Ganada, Caitlin Alifrenka, Liz Welch
(2015)

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