All Reviews

csm_game
age 10+
 
A superior racing simulator for the Xbox.
Platforms: Xbox
(2005)
age 10+
 
Pirate adventure is fun and family-friendly.
Platforms: Xbox 360, PSP, Xbox
(2005)
age 10+
 
A great adventure for families to explore.
Platforms: Windows
(2004)
age 10+
 
Frenetic shoot-'em-up space adventure; no blood.
Platforms: PlayStation 3
(2007)
csm_game
age 10+
 
Excellent, authentic pro hockey sim includes brawls.
Platforms: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3
(2009)
age 10+
 
Extraordinarily good racing game -- but has open chat.
Platforms: Xbox 360
(2009)
age 10+
 
Aerial fighting with lots of shooting; not for little kids.
Platforms: Xbox 360
(2010)
csm_game
age 10+
 
The best, most authentic (has fights) hockey game available.
Platforms: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3
(2010)
csm_book
age 8+
 
This classic works best as a read-aloud.
By J. M. Barrie
(2003)
csm_book
age 10+
 
A must-read for middle-schoolers to discuss.
By Jerry Spinelli
(2003)
age 10+
 
Lots of vibrant music amidst a heavy storyline.
By Various Artists
(1992)
age 8+
 
Excellent, creative game teaches chess basics.
Platforms: Windows
(2003)
age 8+
 
Children's biography of the famous naturalist.
By Peter Sis
(2003)
age 8+
 
Excellent math game with fun premise.
Platforms: Windows, Mac
(2003)
csm_game
age 8+
 
Great game to have for a mixed group of kids.
Platforms: Nintendo GameCube
(2002)
csm_book
age 8+
 
Magical story about a boy and his grandfather.
By Peter Dickinson
(2004)
csm_book
age 10+
 
Moderately graphic depiction of the slave trade.
By Paula Fox
(2004)
age 8+
 
Batman needs help solving logic puzzles.
Platforms: Windows, Mac
(2003)
csm_game
age 8+
 
Fast-paced, easy-to-learn gaming experience.
Platforms: Windows, PlayStation 2, Xbox
(2003)
csm_book
age 8+
 
A grieving family finds an abandoned baby.
By Patricia MacLachlan
(2004)

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