All Reviews

age 8+
Good vs. bad robot antics will hook reluctant readers.
By James Patterson, Chris Grabenstein
(2015)
age 8+
Mediocre racer has bad controls, visuals issues.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2015)
age 8+
Car-racing show entertains, defies gender stereotypes.
Network: Nickelodeon
(2015)
csm_game
age 8+
LEARNING
Fun basketball sim fouled by bugs, gameplay flaws.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Xbox One
(2015)
csm_game
age 8+
LEARNING
Female soccer stars join fantastic yearly sports sim.
Platforms: PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One
(2015)
csm_movie
age 8+
Cheesy talking-dog tale is filled with potty humor, bullying
On DVD/Streaming
(2015)
csm_game
age 8+
LEARNING
One of the better Madden offerings in years.
Platforms: PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One
(2015)
csm_game
age 8+
Fast-paced arcade arena play held back by repetitive action.
Platforms: Linux, Mac, Windows
(2015)
age 8+
LEARNING
Long-running golf series reboot sorely lacking content.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Xbox One
(2015)
csm_book
age 8+
With girl power galore, graphic novel is great for tweens.
By Victoria Jamieson
(2015)
age 8+
Predictable family comedy explores gender stereotypes.
On DVD/Streaming
(2015)
age 8+
Giddily fun start to ninja series has lots of fighting.
By Kevin Serwacki, Chris Pallace
(2015)
csm_book
age 8+
Young Jeter inches closer to his dreams in strong sequel.
By Derek Jeter, Paul Mantell
(2015)
csm_game
age 8+
Comical, mildly violent take on fake fantasy TV production.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2015)
csm_app
age 8+
Use parent settings to make streaming app OK for kids.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Fire phone, Kindle Fire
(2015)
csm_game
age 8+
Baseball installment knocks gameplay out of the park.
Platforms: PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita
(2015)
age 8+
Inspirational memoir of Little League history maker.
By Mo'ne Davis, Hilary Beard
(2015)
csm_book
age 8+
Fun tale of Jeter in Little League mixes action, messages.
By Derek Jeter, Paul Mantell
(2014)
csm_game
age 8+
Wacky soccer game seems easy, but chaotic play is tricky.
Platforms: Xbox One
(2015)
age 8+
Misfit soccer team teaches perseverance, overcoming fears.
Network: Hulu
(2014)

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