All Reviews

csm_movie
age 8+
Japanese artist's fantasy film is disappointing, derivative.
On DVD/Streaming
(2015)
age 8+
Clever idea, clumsy start to silly spy-kid humor series.
By Gitty Daneshvari
(2015)
age 8+
Shout-out to screen-free time in 10th funny installment.
By Jeff Kinney
(2015)
age 8+
Actor encourages grumpy Christians to embrace the season.
On DVD/Streaming
(2015)
csm_app
age 8+
LEARNING
Cool physics + drawing concept misses mark.
Devices: iPad
(2015)
csm_book
age 8+
Imaginative illustrated tale of quirky friends' adventures.
By Nicholas Gannon
(2015)
age 8+
Exciting post-disaster dog fantasy best for fans of series.
By Erin Hunter
(2015)
age 8+
Teamwork-based game has safe multiplayer, repetitive action.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2015)
csm_app
age 8+
LEARNING
Explore Dia de Muertos via text, symbols; iffy privacy.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2015)
age 8+
LEARNING
Program robots with code blocks, plenty of creative options.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2015)
age 8+
Visually charming adventure lacks depth, replayability.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii U
(2015)
age 8+
Old-school, fast-paced shooting game can fly into buys.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2015)
csm_app
age 8+
Music shines in otherwise lackluster interactive book.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2015)
csm_movie
age 8+
Bittersweet family comedy involves parental loss.
On DVD/Streaming
(2015)
age 8+
Car-racing show entertains, defies gender stereotypes.
Network: Nickelodeon
(2015)
age 8+
LEARNING
Engaging animated lessons help kids learn key social skills.
Devices: iPad
(2015)
age 8+
Likable action series has hefty commercial ties.
Network: Cartoon Network
(2015)
csm_game
age 8+
LEARNING
Fun basketball sim fouled by bugs, gameplay flaws.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Xbox One
(2015)
csm_book
age 8+
Fun, funny graphic novel promotes programming.
By Gene Luen Yang
(2015)
age 8+
Spooky mystery-thriller about supernatural evil.
By Robert Beatty
(2015)

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