All Reviews

age 8+
LEARNING
Mild combat, standard good-vs.-evil clash in fun adventure.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2016)
age 8+
Fantasy with Norse gods lacks clarity.
By Jasmine Richards
(2015)
csm_game
age 8+
All-too-short musical treat for both the eyes and ears.
Platforms: PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4
(2016)
age 7+
So-so slapstick buddy comedy has a few positive messages.
Network: Disney XD
(2015)
age 7+
Pleasant Paris-set superhero story sweet fun for tweens.
Network: Nickelodeon
(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 7+
C-3PO recounts Star Wars saga in hilarious action series.
Network: Disney XD
(2015)
age 8+
History, magic, foreign travel in exciting tween adventure.
By Lisa Papademetriou
(2015)
age 7+
LEARNING
Minimally interactive ebook; movie intensity, wonder endure.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2015)
age 8+
Magical, heartbreaking story about family and friendship.
By Jodi Lynn Anderson
(2015)
csm_website
age 7+
LEARNING
'90s Nick show site content is safe but lacks depth.
URL: http://www.thesplat.com
(2015)
csm_book
age 8+
Goofy humor, warm heart in wild holiday romp.
By Michael Fry, Bradley Jackson
(2015)
age 7+
Funny fantasy encourages problem-solving, resilience.
By Linda Urban
(2015)
age 8+
Clever idea, clumsy start to silly spy-kid humor series.
By Gitty Daneshvari
(2015)
age 7+
LEARNING
Turn-based strategy game teases brain; could drain wallet.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2015)
age 8+
Shout-out to screen-free time in 10th funny installment.
By Jeff Kinney
(2015)
age 8+
"Grand adventure" is very shy of grand; for fans only.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo Wii U, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One
(2015)
csm_book
age 8+
Imaginative illustrated tale of quirky friends' adventures.
By Nicholas Gannon
(2015)
age 8+
Exciting post-disaster dog fantasy best for fans of series.
By Erin Hunter
(2015)

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