All Reviews

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)
age 8+
 
Exciting, funny, fractured fairy tale of boy vs. giants.
By Liesl Shurtliff
(2015)
csm_book
age 8+
 
Dark fantasy has chills, thrills, fresh take on superhero.
By Jacob Grey
(2015)
age 8+
 
Wrap-up of multimedia series is hasty but satisfying.
By Marie Lu
(2015)
csm_game
age 8+
 
Reincarnation game gets lost in repetition and confusion.
Platforms: Linux, Mac, Windows
(2015)
age 8+
 
Action and surprises in best series installment so far.
By Eliot Schrefer
(2014)
age 8+
 
Informative animal-conservation show mild enough for tweens.
Network: CW
(2014)
age 8+
 
Beautiful, smart nature documentary has some tense moments.
Network: BBC America
(2014)
age 8+
 
Characters face loss, frostbite in exciting installment.
By Shannon Hale
(2014)
csm_movie
age 8+
 
Pro-animal-rights film a bit harsh, perilous for young kids.
On DVD/Streaming
(2014)
csm_book
age 8+
 
Sweet, funny squirrel adventure great read-alone or -aloud.
By Lynne Rae Perkins
(2014)
age 8+
 
Engaging zoo sequel blends smarts, pranks, and animal facts.
By Stuart Gibbs
(2014)
csm_website
age 8+
 
LEARNING
Super stop for conservation, community, and ocean critters.
URL: http://seaworldkids.com/
(2014)
age 8+
 
Multiplatform fantasy series ups the battle violence.
By Garth Nix, Sean Williams
(2014)
csm_movie
age 8+
 
Animated tale has lots of cartoonish violence, crass humor.
On DVD/Streaming
(2014)
csm_movie
age 8+
 
Unexciting adventure film about lost kids has mild peril.
On DVD/Streaming
(2014)
csm_book
age 8+
 
Gentle story of girl photographer raises ethical issues.
By Cynthia Lord
(2014)
age 8+
 
Multiplatform series about magical beasts stays exciting.
By Maggie Stiefvater
(2014)
age 8+
 
Plenty of peril in fun final book of Survivor host's series.
By Chris Tebbetts, Jeff Probst
(2013)

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