All Reviews

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)
age 8+
 
Science-nerd tweens battle aliens in fast-paced, fun sequel.
By John Kloepfer
(2015)
age 8+
 
Sequel stays highly imaginative but lacks momentum.
By Anne Cameron
(2015)
age 8+
 
LEARNING
Addictive endless jumper misses mark on some features.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Fire phone, Kindle Fire
(2015)
age 8+
 
LEARNING
Real-world missions for environment may need more context.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2015)
csm_game
age 8+
 
Dodge your way to safety in this galactic adventure.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2015)
csm_website
age 8+
 
LEARNING
Kids embark on a pricey but fun summer learning adventure.
URL: http://app.brainchase.com
(2015)
age 8+
 
Lots of solid science in fun, goofy sequel about energy.
By Jon Scieszka
(2015)
age 8+
 
LEARNING
Visual code meets story-based game; missing in-app help.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Fire phone, Kindle Fire, Windows Phone
(2015)
csm_book
age 8+
 
Strong messages, role models in absorbing coming-of-ager.
By Tricia Springstubb
(2015)
csm_game
age 8+
 
Space RPG packs redundant play, tricky controls.
Platforms: Linux, Windows
(2015)
csm_app
age 8+
 
LEARNING
Interactive exploration of inventions inspires tinkerers.
Devices: iPod Touch, iPad
(2015)
csm_book
age 8+
 
Kids jump in and out of book worlds in wacky series start.
By James Riley
(2015)
age 8+
 
Action and surprises in best series installment so far.
By Eliot Schrefer
(2014)
csm_tv
age 8+
 
High drama, remarkable skill in kids' intelligence contest.
Network: Lifetime
(2014)
csm_game
age 8+
 
LEARNING
Diving game aims to teach but runs out of air.
Platforms: Windows
(2014)
age 8+
 
Fascinating look at how technology may change the future.
Network: Fox
(2014)
age 8+
 
Fascinating adventure only held back by some hard puzzles.
Platforms: Mac
(2014)
age 8+
 
Picture book offers inspiring bios of Latino Americans.
By Juan Felipe Herrera
(2014)

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