All Reviews

csm_movie
age 8+
Live-action comedy has disturbing scenes, dumb story.
On DVD/Streaming
(2016)
age 8+
Animal Crossing board game spin-off loses depth, fun factor.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii U
(2015)
age 8+
"Grand adventure" is very shy of grand; for fans only.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo Wii U, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One
(2015)
age 8+
Exciting post-disaster dog fantasy best for fans of series.
By Erin Hunter
(2015)
age 8+
Sassy, quippy graphic novel shreds princess conventions.
By Ursula Vernon
(2015)
csm_book
age 8+
Pitch-perfect story about boy and family facing hard times.
By Katherine Applegate
(2015)
csm_movie
age 8+
Cheesy talking-dog tale is filled with potty humor, bullying
On DVD/Streaming
(2015)
age 8+
Sweetness, positive messages galore in brave-rat sequel.
By W.H. Beck
(2015)
csm_book
age 8+
Fun haunted-house romp has great heroine, sweet values.
By Jessica Lawson
(2015)
age 8+
More mummified chills and thrills, this time in London.
By Michael Northrop
(2015)
age 8+
Exciting, funny, fractured fairy tale of boy vs. giants.
By Liesl Shurtliff
(2015)
csm_movie
age 8+
Slapstick dog adventure with some potty humor is silly fun.
On DVD/Streaming
(2015)
age 8+
Charming family series spotlights Batty in 4th volume.
By Jeanne Birdsall
(2015)
csm_game
age 8+
Reincarnation game gets lost in repetition and confusion.
Platforms: Linux, Mac, Windows
(2015)
csm_book
age 8+
True bravery, friendship in suspenseful tale for dog lovers.
By Sarah Lean
(2015)
age 8+
Thrilling fantasy series opener makes a great read-aloud.
By Carrie Ryan, John Parke Davis
(2014)
age 8+
LEARNING
Fantasy game promotes real-life social and emotional skills.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2014)
csm_website
age 8+
LEARNING
Coding concepts made fun with paid courses, free games.
URL: http://www.tynker.com
(2014)
age 8+
Frail boy and huge talking dog reunite in D.C. adventure.
By Jenny Lee
(2014)
csm_game
age 8+
LEARNING
Puzzle series' Wii U debut delivers great mind-benders.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii U
(2014)

Pages