All Reviews

csm_music
age 12+
 
Syrupy, over-synthesized pop.
By Nick Lachey
(2003)
csm_book
age 12+
 
Historical verse novel falls flat despite engaging subject.
By Karen Hesse
(2003)
csm_music
age 12+
 
Impressive package boasts poetry and power.
By P.O.D.
(2003)
age 12+
 
Made for carefree summer fun.
By Sheryl Crow
(2003)
csm_movie
age 12+
 
Arty Japanese animated drama is too complex for little ones.
On DVD/Streaming
(2003)
age 12+
 
Fine collection of 18 classic R.E.M. hits.
By R.E.M.
(2003)
age 12+
 
A tamer, sillier alternative to Grand Theft Auto.
Platforms: PlayStation 2, Xbox
(2003)
csm_book
age 12+
 
Slow-paced book about tough issues has supernatural spark.
By Janet Taylor Lisle
(2003)
csm_book
age 12+
 
Orcs attack, and Frodo marches to Mordor in exciting sequel.
By J.R.R. Tolkien
(1954)
age 12+
 
The exciting and bittersweet conclusion of Frodo's quest.
By J.R.R. Tolkien
(1955)
age 12+
 
Spectacular fantasy classic is where Frodo's journey begins.
By J.R.R. Tolkien
(1954)
age 12+
 
A great alternative to more profane pop music.
By Barenaked Ladies
(2003)
csm_music
age 12+
 
Cheer up, Dave!
By Dave Matthews Band
(2003)
csm_music
age 12+
 
Soulful, well-written album showcases his voice.
By Seal
(2003)
csm_book
age 12+
 
Emotional story shows what kids with cancer face.
By Lurlene McDaniel
(1987)
csm_book
age 12+
 
Story of ostracized kid a timeless fave of teens, preteens.
By S. E. Hinton
(1967)
age 12+
 
Depicts high school with devastating accuracy.
By Avi
(1991)
age 12+
 
Intense Holocaust story makes history real.
By Jane Yolen
(1988)
csm_music
age 12+
 
Duff morphs from Lizzie McGuire to sexually aware.
By Hilary Duff
(2003)
age 12+
 
Absorbing mystery includes child abuse, sexual manipulation.
By E. L. Konigsburg
(2000)

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