All Reviews

csm_movie
age 8+
Sweet tale about kids' snow battle has very sad moments.
In Theaters Now
(2016)
csm_movie
age 7+
Predictable talking-monkey comedy has mixed messages.
On DVD/Streaming
(2016)
age 7+
Too-brief animated shorts visit heroines' teen years.
Network: Online
(2016)
age 7+
Kid-friendly bio a strong, accessible intro to King's life.
By Brad Meltzer
(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 7+
LEARNING
G-R-O-S-S spelling fun shocks and introduces a few verbs.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Fire phone, Kindle Fire
(2016)
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 7+
Lively tale of store that aided civil rights struggle.
By Vaunda Micheaux Nelson
(2015)
age 7+
Slightly spooky sequel isn't stellar, but fine for families.
On DVD/Streaming
(2016)
age 8+
Good vs. bad robot antics will hook reluctant readers.
By James Patterson, Chris Grabenstein
(2015)
csm_tv
age 7+
Fairy-tale anime doesn't dazzle, but strong female leads do.
Network: Netflix
(2016)
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)

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