All Reviews

age 8+
 
Action-packed tale provides laughs while selling products.
On DVD/Streaming
(2015)
csm_book
age 8+
 
Sweet, poignant tale of loss, friendship, following dreams.
By Alison McGhee
(2015)
age 8+
 
Fun sequel serves up science with a splash of philosophy.
By Jon Scieszka
(2015)
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age 10+
 
Funny, moving graphic novel takes on teen substance abuse.
By Matthew Holm, Jennifer Holm
(2015)
age 10+
 
High-flying arcade shooter grounded by difficulty, gameplay.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2015)
csm_app
age 8+
 
LEARNING
Save cute creatures with fun, complex puzzles.
Devices: iPad, Android
(2015)
age 8+
 
Exciting -- and creepy -- start to spin-off fantasy series.
By Eliot Schrefer
(2015)
age 8+
 
Sweetness, positive messages galore in brave-rat sequel.
By W.H. Beck
(2015)
age 8+
 
Campy sibling fight frustrates, pleases with juvenile humor.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2015)
csm_app
age 10+
 
Cool new look, but monetization, new model mar a classic.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2015)
csm_app
age 10+
 
Inventive, juicy shooting game with cartoon violence.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Fire phone, Kindle Fire
(2015)
age 10+
 
Some iffy stuff in touching docu about Sesame Street icon.
On DVD/Streaming
(2015)
csm_website
age 10+
 
LEARNING
Editing tool finds common errors, lacks any explanations.
URL: http://www.hemingwayapp.com/
(2015)
age 8+
 
Sincere showbiz animal trainer is modern Dr. Doolittle.
Network: Discovery Family Channel
(2015)
age 8+
 
Victorian fantasy a creepy, fun read for ghost-story fans.
By Emma Trevayne
(2015)
age 10+
 
Endless access to cartoons; watch out for ads, iffy content.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2015)
csm_movie
age 10+
 
Watered-down "young Disney" biopic is too bland to appeal.
In Theaters Now
(2015)
age 10+
 
Twins and friends fight magic villains in exciting sequel.
By Chris Colfer
(2015)
age 8+
 
Evil's never been so fun with sing-and-dance-along tunes.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2015)
csm_book
age 10+
 
Futuristic dystopian novel has clever characters, suspense.
By Joel Ross
(2015)

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