All Reviews

csm_game
N++
age 10+
 
LEARNING
Challenging, minimalist platformer with stylized violence.
Platforms: PlayStation 4
(2015)
csm_tv
age 4+
 
Tricks, treats, and positive messages in this doggie school.
Network: Nick Jr.
(2015)
age 10+
 
Callie gets into science and scrapes in strong sequel.
By Jacqueline Kelly
(2015)
age 10+
 
Driving puzzler revs bone-crunching racetracks, challenge.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Windows
(2015)
age 4+
 
Beautiful, joyful peek at family in the wild.
By Margarita Engle
(2015)
age 4+
 
Warm book guides preschoolers through kindergarten nerves.
By Marc Brown
(2015)
age 10+
 
Reality gold hunters battle snakes, storms, and pirates.
Network: Discovery Channel
(2015)
csm_movie
age 10+
 
Predictable martial-arts tale has lots of action, flatulence
On DVD/Streaming
(2015)
csm_game
age 10+
 
Arcade-style soccer, with cars and a giant ball.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Windows
(2015)
age 4+
 
Big sis loves little sis in sweet new-sibling tale.
By Amy Krouse Rosenthal
(2015)
age 10+
 
Cartoonish fighting game for anime fans only.
Platforms: PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4
(2015)
csm_game
age 10+
 
Bridge-building sim fun, challenge puts it on shaky ground.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2015)
csm_app
age 10+
 
Unoriginal but fun cooking and strategy game.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Fire phone, Kindle Fire
(2015)
csm_book
age 4+
 
Bouncy big sis learns to tone down noise for new baby.
By Katherine Hannigan
(2015)
csm_tv
age 4+
 
Well-rounded animated series has broad learning potential.
Network: Netflix, Online
(2015)
age 4+
 
Animated spin-off touts problem-solving skills, plus music.
Network: Nick Jr.
(2015)
age 10+
 
LEARNING
Fun, commercialized movie game takes kids on dino adventure.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo Wii U, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, Xbox 360, Xbox One
(2015)
age 10+
 
Kids from various books unite in muddled art-heist story.
By Blue Balliett
(2015)
csm_website
age 10+
 
LEARNING
Mostly safe kid-focused search engine packs many ads, flaws.
URL: http://www.kidzsearch.com
(2015)
age 10+
 
Exciting alien-invasion thriller mixes sci-fi and magic.
By Jonathan Maberry
(2015)

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