All Reviews

csm_tv
age 12+
 
Slow docuseries uncovers new clues to human evolution.
Network: PBS
(2015)
age 12+
 
LEARNING
Text-heavy reference tool highlights major discoveries.
Devices: iPad
(2015)
csm_game
age 12+
 
Unconventional war game forces cultural reflection.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2015)
age 12+
 
LEARNING
Gravity-powered astronomy game fun, teaches physics.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2015)
csm_game
age 12+
 
Poetic but flawed, confused game falls short of potential.
Platforms: Linux, Mac, Windows
(2015)
csm_website
age 12+
 
LEARNING
Citizen-science database has clunky search, info concerns.
URL: http://scistarter.com
(2015)
age 12+
 
Remarkable human feats entertain in reality series.
Network: Discovery Family Channel
(2014)
age 12+
 
Teens join bizarre, one-eyed vigilante in wacky adventure.
By Carl Hiaasen
(2014)
age 12+
 
Docuseries offers peek into living-off-the-land subculture.
Network: National Geographic Channel
(2014)
age 12+
 
Strong heroine, spirituality anchor gripping eco-thriller.
By Austin Aslan
(2014)
age 12+
 
Dense, complex map tale a treat for seasoned fantasy fans.
By S. E. Grove
(2014)
age 12+
 
Loving family lives in rustic conditions; some arguing.
Network: Animal Planet, Discovery Channel
(2014)
age 12+
 
Informative science show touches on aggression, mating, etc.
Network: NatGeoWild
(2014)
age 12+
 
Fun look at statistics, social behavior has intense images.
Network: National Geographic Channel
(2014)
age 12+
 
More cosmic perils, teen romance in "air-elemental" sequel.
By Shannon Messenger
(2014)
csm_book
age 12+
 
Intense wilderness-survival tale warns of chimpanzee peril.
By Eliot Schrefer
(2014)
csm_book
age 12+
 
Tropical sci-fi adventure builds to bloody mayhem.
By Jessica Khoury
(2014)
age 12+
 
Complex time-travel follow-up focuses on new character.
By Pete Hautman
(2013)
csm_book
age 12+
 
Fantasy creatures enhance near-future page turner.
By Kat Falls
(2013)
age 12+
 
Girl fights mythical beings in thrilling school fantasy.
By Carol Goodman
(2013)

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