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)
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)
csm_game
age 8+
 
Trial and error stealth demands patience, repetitive play.
Platforms: Mac, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, Windows
(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)
age 8+
 
Interactive retellings with games put kids in the action.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2015)
csm_game
age 8+
 
Platforming adventure game more about luck than skill.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2015)
age 8+
 
Mayhem and music merge; fun but more intense than past films
On DVD/Streaming
(2015)
csm_movie
age 8+
 
Japanese artist's fantasy film is disappointing, derivative.
In Theaters Now
(2015)
age 8+
 
Strong finish for modern, fast-paced fairy tale-fantasy.
By Shelby Bach
(2015)
csm_book
age 8+
 
Smart, funny fantasy strong on characters' bond.
By John David Anderson
(2015)
csm_book
age 8+
 
Fun haunted-house romp has great heroine, sweet values.
By Jessica Lawson
(2015)
age 8+
 
Superb, slightly darker addition to series still great fun.
Network: Netflix
(2015)
age 8+
 
Biracial heroine freshens up fun Princess Diaries spin-off.
By Meg Cabot
(2015)
age 8+
 
Funny dino time-travel tale with some cartoonish violence.
On DVD/Streaming
(2015)
age 8+
 
Science-nerd tweens battle aliens in fast-paced, fun sequel.
By John Kloepfer
(2015)
age 8+
 
More mummified chills and thrills, this time in London.
By Michael Northrop
(2015)

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