All Reviews

csm_movie
age 8+
Bittersweet family comedy involves parental loss.
On DVD/Streaming
(2015)
age 8+
LEARNING
Build your own Bikini Bottom, but beware in-app buys.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire
(2014)
age 8+
LEARNING
Fun bug-themed racing game challenging but not impossible.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2014)
age 8+
Like 1D, concert docu is clean cut, with tiny bit of edge.
On DVD/Streaming
(2013)
age 8+
LEARNING
Rich resource preps kids to be conscientious citizens.
URL: http://www.natgeoed.org
(2013)
csm_website
age 8+
LEARNING
Math practice focuses on kids' skill levels, then adapts.
URL: http://www.digitwhiz.com/
(2013)
csm_website
age 8+
LEARNING
In this alien world, math and language games are repetitive.
URL: http://www.brainnook.com
(2013)
age 8+
Cute family flick isn't too hair-raising for tweens.
On DVD/Streaming
(2013)
csm_movie
age 8+
Movie puts funny spin on relevant issues for tweens.
On DVD/Streaming
(2013)
csm_app
age 8+
LEARNING
Fun "found poetry" app improves on magnetic tiles.
Devices: iPad
(2013)
csm_website
age 8+
LEARNING
Nifty comic-creation tool offers positive, upbeat messages.
URL: http://www.makebeliefscomix.com/
(2013)
csm_website
age 8+
LEARNING
Warm, optimistic news source delivers current event updates.
URL: http://htekidsnews.com
(2013)
age 8+
LEARNING
Solid vocab with some medieval violence best for older kids.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2013)
age 8+
LEARNING
Excellent action romp tied to fun toy figures.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii, Nintendo Wii U, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One
(2013)
age 8+
LEARNING
The force is weak with this one.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire
(2013)
age 8+
LEARNING
Custom timers, stopwatches, and alarms for many uses.
Devices: Android, Kindle Fire
(2013)
age 8+
LEARNING
Unpredictable physics make a cute game harder than it looks.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2013)
csm_book
age 8+
Sweet story of yetis' quest for home best for young readers.
By Eva Ibbotson
(2013)
csm_app
age 8+
LEARNING
Classic game gets a timer for a fresh twist.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2013)
csm_game
age 8+
LEARNING
Stellar NBA basketball sim is slam-dunk family fun.
Platforms: Xbox One, Xbox 360, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, Windows
(2013)

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