All Reviews

csm_movie
age 8+
Enchanting dance documentary hits all the right beats.
On DVD/Streaming
(2005)
csm_movie
age 8+
Upbeat dance-romance is fine for tweens and up.
On DVD/Streaming
(1999)
csm_movie
age 8+
Glorious musical based on Dickens' Oliver Twist.
On DVD/Streaming
(1998)
age 8+
Snipe-free dance competition is fun for all ages.
Network: PBS
(2008)
csm_movie
age 8+
Girl-power docu has a strong positive message.
On DVD/Streaming
(2009)
csm_movie
age 8+
Sisters learn value of love, work, and sacrifice.
On DVD/Streaming
(2008)
age 8+
Fun tween-star combo raises online responsibility issues.
Network: Nickelodeon
(2011)
age 8+
TV-based romp has positive role models and teen drama.
Platforms: Nintendo DS
(2011)
age 8+
TV-based Kinect game lets kids stage their own music videos.
Platforms: Xbox 360
(2011)
csm_game
age 8+
LEARNING
Fun physics-based puzzler about flinging blobs of paint.
Platforms: Xbox 360
(2012)
age 8+
LEARNING
Intriguing indie game combines music with puzzle-solving.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2009)
age 8+
LEARNING
Outstanding painting software can make anyone an artist.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2012)
csm_book
age 8+
Orphan boy seeks lost brother in exciting, funny tale.
By William Alexander
(2012)
csm_book
age 8+
Brave girl shines in exciting companion to Goblin Secrets.
By William Alexander
(2013)
csm_tv
age 8+
Viral dance video competition is silly but family friendly.
Network: Freeform
(2013)
age 8+
Warm story of science-lover learning to be a good friend.
By Anna Humphrey
(2013)
csm_app
age 8+
LEARNING
Adorable talking photo maker great for laughs, creativity.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2014)
csm_book
age 8+
Gentle story of girl photographer raises ethical issues.
By Cynthia Lord
(2014)
csm_book
age 8+
Plucky heroine uncovers stolen painting in engaging mystery.
By Laura Marx Fitzgerald
(2014)
csm_tv
age 8+
Soapy but light drama boasts strong female lead.
Network: Disney Channel
(2014)

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