All Reviews

csm_movie
age 8+
 
Awful Chinese animal caper has some violence, scary scenes.
On DVD/Streaming
(2014)
age 8+
 
Wacky Internet star sends solid messages about self-image.
Network: Nickelodeon
(2014)
csm_app
age 8+
 
Addictive, utterly frustrating action/music/platform game.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire
(2014)
csm_website
age 8+
 
LEARNING
Reading-comprehension activities better with adult guidance.
URL: http://reading.ecb.org/
(2014)
csm_game
age 8+
 
LEARNING
Puzzle series' Wii U debut delivers great mind-benders.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii U
(2014)
age 8+
 
Fun endless-runner promo for TV show; in-app buys pushed.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2014)
age 8+
 
Spy-kid series kicks off with goofy plot, high-tech fun.
By Jeff Miller
(2014)
age 8+
 
Sweet, funny, poignant tale of struggling 10-year-old.
By Lisa Graff
(2014)
age 8+
 
Surprisingly deep app trades aerial combat for ground fight.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire
(2014)
age 8+
 
LEARNING
Accessible family and school-oriented science activities.
URL: http://scienceofeverydaylife.com
(2014)
age 8+
 
LEARNING
Gardening sim is cute but doesn't dig deep enough.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2014)
age 8+
 
Delightful, gentle fantasy stresses power of forgiveness.
By Merrie Haskell
(2014)
csm_game
age 8+
 
Quirky sim engages kids in a virtual doll soap opera.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2014)
age 8+
 
LEARNING
Kids turn 2-D shapes into 3-D buildings in fun geometry app.
Devices: iPad, Android, Kindle Fire
(2014)
age 8+
 
LEARNING
Beautifully illustrated, interactive model of solar system.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2014)
csm_app
age 8+
 
LEARNING
Super-fun slicing app presents key concepts in engaging way.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire
(2014)
age 8+
 
Girl suspects a Communist in her midst in McCarthy-era tale.
By Megan Frazer Blakemore
(2014)
age 8+
 
LEARNING
Amazing digital textbook brings forests to kids' fingertips.
Devices: iPad
(2014)
age 8+
 
LEARNING
Dive into math with customizable worksheets and fun prizes.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2014)
age 8+
 
Kids fight dangerous weather in too-mild fantasy sequel.
By Anne Cameron
(2014)

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