All Reviews

csm_app
age 12+
LEARNING
Read, write, and draw with solid note-taking tool.
Devices: iPad
(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)
age 12+
LEARNING
Epic fantasy MMO expansion vastly improves gameplay, story.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2015)
csm_book
age 12+
Devastating, deeply moving story of love and resilience.
By Gary D. Schmidt
(2015)
age 12+
Inspirational, heartwarming doc about living with autism.
Network: HBO
(2015)
age 12+
War drama has combat scenes, heavy-handed message.
On DVD/Streaming
(2015)
age 12+
Fun, attractive, short but shockingly deep cartoon brawler.
Platforms: PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox 360, Xbox One
(2015)
age 12+
LEARNING
Good political-awareness resources limited by dated content.
URL: http://www.civiced.org/home
(2015)
age 12+
Second fun, supernatural mystery has larger dose of fantasy.
By William Ritter
(2015)
age 12+
Clichéd British dramedy deals with divorce, loss.
On DVD/Streaming
(2015)
csm_website
age 12+
LEARNING
Kid-friendly videos support learning, lack interactivity.
URL: http://www.mathtv.com/#
(2015)
csm_game
age 12+
LEARNING
Rhythm game with some iffy lyrics fosters interest in music.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Xbox One
(2015)
age 12+
Revisit famous ZIP code in cheesy but fun special.
Network: Lifetime
(2015)
csm_book
age 12+
Absorbing tale of feisty, sweet teen will hook girls.
By Laura Amy Schlitz
(2015)
age 12+
Diverting arcade car chaser rewards cop evasion; ad-heavy.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2015)
age 12+
Fun skateboarding game ruined by bugs, incomplete gameplay.
Platforms: PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One
(2015)
csm_movie
age 12+
Tedious, awful horror-comedy for kids is unwatchable.
On DVD/Streaming
(2015)
age 12+
Haunting tale of two boys' lives changed by police assault.
By Jason Reynolds, Brendan Kiely
(2015)
age 12+
Irreverent cartoonish adventure full of parodies.
Platforms: Linux, Mac, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2015)

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