All Reviews

age 8+
 
LEARNING
Long-running golf series reboot sorely lacking content.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Xbox One
(2015)
csm_book
age 8+
 
Smart, funny fantasy strong on characters' bond.
By John David Anderson
(2015)
age 8+
 
Uproarious princess adventure is clever, sarcastic, zany.
By Sarah Courtauld
(2015)
csm_book
age 8+
 
Fun haunted-house romp has great heroine, sweet values.
By Jessica Lawson
(2015)
csm_tv
age 8+
 
Animal-journeys docu is beautiful, inspiring.
Network: Discovery Channel
(2015)
csm_app
age 8+
 
LEARNING
Elegant. challenging puzzler with anonymous cooperation.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2015)
age 8+
 
LEARNING
Launch kids into animation creation with easy tutorial.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2015)
csm_movie
age 8+
 
Dynamic musical numbers, girl power sell super sequel.
On DVD/Streaming
(2015)
age 8+
 
Superb, slightly darker addition to series still great fun.
Network: Netflix
(2015)
age 8+
 
Fun reality about young family's epic journey to India.
Network: Travel Channel
(2015)
age 8+
 
Biracial heroine freshens up fun Princess Diaries spin-off.
By Meg Cabot
(2015)
age 8+
 
Honest, affecting story of fifth-grader with mom in prison.
By Nora Raleigh Baskin
(2015)
age 8+
 
Bizarre tales of boy and his bottom have meager messages.
Network: Netflix
(2015)
age 8+
 
Funny dino time-travel tale with some cartoonish violence.
On DVD/Streaming
(2015)
csm_movie
age 8+
 
Squeaky-clean dog caper is weighed down by heavy themes.
On DVD/Streaming
(2015)
age 8+
 
LEARNING
Short puzzler tasks players to program robots, fix factory.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2015)
age 8+
 
Science-nerd tweens battle aliens in fast-paced, fun sequel.
By John Kloepfer
(2015)
age 8+
 
More mummified chills and thrills, this time in London.
By Michael Northrop
(2015)
age 8+
 
Sequel stays highly imaginative but lacks momentum.
By Anne Cameron
(2015)
age 8+
 
LEARNING
In-app purchases dominate amusing strategy game.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Fire phone, Kindle Fire
(2015)

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