All Reviews

csm_movie
age 8+
Sweet tale about kids' snow battle has very sad moments.
In Theaters Now
(2016)
age 8+
A detailed, accessible biography of a civil rights icon.
By Kathleen Krull
(2016)
age 8+
Smart and funny sequel grapples with ethics of hunting.
By Stuart Gibbs
(2015)
age 8+
Layered, fun romp focuses on friendship and trust.
By Crystal Allen
(2015)
age 8+
LEARNING
Mild combat, standard good-vs.-evil clash in fun adventure.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2016)
age 8+
Orphan girl meets witch in exciting, imaginative tale.
By Katherine Marsh
(2016)
age 8+
Fantasy with Norse gods lacks clarity.
By Jasmine Richards
(2015)
age 8+
Trivia, puzzles, and books galore in zany library sequel.
By Chris Grabenstein
(2016)
age 2+
LEARNING
Cute adventures for everyday superheroes; limited replay.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Fire phone, Kindle Fire, Windows Phone
(2016)
age 8+
Good vs. bad robot antics will hook reluctant readers.
By James Patterson, Chris Grabenstein
(2015)
csm_movie
age 8+
Live-action comedy has disturbing scenes, dumb story.
On DVD/Streaming
(2016)
csm_game
age 8+
All-too-short musical treat for both the eyes and ears.
Platforms: PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4
(2016)
age 8+
Thought-provoking sci-fi saga has riveting twists.
By Margaret Peterson Haddix
(2016)
csm_tv
age 8+
Creative animation gives quirky, madcap shorts appeal.
Network: Disney XD
(2015)
age 8+
Mild, mouth-watering baking contest great fun for all ages.
Network: PBS, Syndicated
(2015)
csm_movie
age 8+
Japanese artist's fantasy film is disappointing, derivative.
On DVD/Streaming
(2015)
 
csm_movie
age 8+
Vibrant, uplifting docu about African children's choir.
In Theaters Now
(2015)
age 8+
Fun, gentle story about kids gaining confidence and empathy.
By Phil Bildner
(2015)
age 8+
History, magic, foreign travel in exciting tween adventure.
By Lisa Papademetriou
(2015)
age 8+
Family-friendly monster film has warm fuzzies, some scares.
On DVD/Streaming
(2015)

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