All Reviews

csm_app
age 8+
 
LEARNING
Safer social media option for family sharing.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2015)
csm_movie
age 8+
 
Visually beautiful but dark retelling of classic fairytale.
On DVD/Streaming
(2014)
csm_game
age 8+
 
LEARNING
Family-friendly soccer sim with advanced graphics, physics.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo Wii, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, Windows, Xbox 360, Xbox One
(2014)
csm_website
age 8+
 
LEARNING
Versatile site lets kids read news at their own level.
URL: https://newsela.com/
(2014)
csm_movie
age 8+
 
Gorgeously animated adventure has intense themes.
On DVD/Streaming
(2013)
age 8+
 
Fractured fairy tale has plenty of twists for fantasy fans.
By Soman Chainani
(2013)
age 8+
 
Charming Miyazaki fairy tale with surreal villains.
On DVD/Streaming
(2013)
age 8+
 
LEARNING
Exciting action adventure with toys scanned into game.
Platforms: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Nintendo Wii U, Nintendo 3DS, Windows
(2012)
age 8+
 
LEARNING
Fashion sim is fun and playable without spending.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2012)
age 8+
 
Movie-inspired show has strong relationships, role models.
Network: Cartoon Network
(2012)
csm_movie
age 8+
 
Boy band tips hat to Beatles in fun, family-friendly film.
On DVD/Streaming
(2012)
age 8+
 
Captivating, imaginative story of kids in fairy-tale world.
By Chris Colfer
(2012)
csm_movie
age 8+
 
Visually appealing fairy tale lacks oomph but fine for kids.
On DVD/Streaming
(2012)
csm_movie
age 8+
 
Animal-rescue tale has one death but otherwise OK for kids.
On DVD/Streaming
(2012)
csm_tv
age 8+
 
Clever sibling story has some spooky stuff for kids.
Network: Disney Channel
(2012)
age 8+
 
Strong heroine, positive messages make great fantasy series.
Network: Nickelodeon
(2012)
age 8+
 
Sweet tween film packs big meaning into cliched package.
On DVD/Streaming
(2012)
csm_movie
age 8+
 
Spectacular book adaptation is great for tweens and up.
On DVD/Streaming
(2012)
age 8+
 
Heartwarming story of a heroic, artistic, captive gorilla.
By Katherine Applegate
(2012)
age 8+
 
LEARNING
Worthy spin-off of popular PC game encourages creativity.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire
(2011)

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