All Reviews

age 12+
 
Thrilling true story of teenagers who stood up to the Nazis.
By Phillip M. Hoose
(2015)
age 12+
 
LEARNING
Text-heavy reference tool highlights major discoveries.
Devices: iPad
(2015)
csm_app
age 12+
 
LEARNING
Well-structured time-management tool; too complex for some.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2015)
csm_game
age 12+
 
Unconventional war game forces cultural reflection.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2015)
age 12+
 
Moving, eye-opening memoir of cross-cultural friendship.
By Martin Ganada, Caitlin Alifrenka, Liz Welch
(2015)
csm_movie
age 12+
 
Poignant docu about B-boys and girls around the world.
In Theaters Now
(2015)
age 12+
 
LEARNING
Gravity-powered astronomy game fun, teaches physics.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2015)
csm_tv
age 12+
 
Silly but sometimes scary prank show with fake violence.
Network: ABC Family
(2015)
csm_movie
age 12+
 
Teamwork and hope in intense WWII lifeboat drama.
On DVD/Streaming
(2015)
age 12+
 
LEARNING
Info-packed resource lacks hands-on fun.
Devices: iPad, Android
(2015)
csm_game
age 12+
 
Clunky strategy plods along without challenge, fun.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2015)
csm_movie
age 12+
 
Heartfelt look at mother-son bonding through love of music.
On DVD/Streaming
(2015)
csm_website
age 12+
 
LEARNING
Interactive story-creation tool is fun but complicated
URL: http://www.gimcrackd.com/etc/src/
(2015)
csm_movie
age 12+
 
Boxing docu glorifies Pacquiao but skims the surface.
On DVD/Streaming
(2015)
age 12+
 
Graphic adaptation of popular sci-fi novel seems oddly flat.
By Marie Lu, Leigh Dragoon
(2015)
csm_app
age 12+
 
LEARNING
Record, save, and share info seamlessly with Google Drive.
Devices: Android, Chromebook
(2015)
csm_game
age 12+
 
Absurd adventure lacks starch in flawed gameplay.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2015)
csm_tv
age 12+
 
Duo crisscrosses the country exploring bizarre folklore.
Network: History
(2015)
age 12+
 
Lackluster version of classic Twain tale has some violence.
On DVD/Streaming
(2015)
csm_book
age 12+
 
Searing memoir of growing up in troubled family offers hope.
By Mariel Hemingway, Ben Greenman
(2015)

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