All Reviews

csm_movie
age 8+
 
Charming adaptation with constant (but funny) perils.
On DVD/Streaming
(2002)
csm_tv
age 8+
 
Fun and games for middle-elementary kids.
Network: PBS
(2005)
csm_tv
age 8+
 
DIY gang crafts an engaging show for tweens.
Network: CBS
(2006)
age 8+
 
Great tween-friendly mix from popular Nick show.
By Various Artists
(2008)
age 8+
 
Close encounters aren't for the faint-hearted.
Network: National Geographic Channel
(2005)
age 8+
 
Pesky critters meet their match. Tweens and up.
Network: National Geographic Channel
(2006)
csm_game
age 8+
 
Promotes imagination, but doesn't maximize premise.
Platforms: PlayStation 2
(2005)
csm_game
age 8+
 
Free download teaches kids about world hunger.
Platforms: Windows, Mac
(2005)
age 8+
 
Animal-encounter tales may scare the very young.
Network: Animal Planet
(2006)
age 8+
 
Award-winner shows child's view of the Cold War.
By Peter Sis
(2007)
age 8+
 
Delightful tall tales great for reading aloud.
By Patricia McKissack
(2006)
age 8+
 
Caldecott Honor is about the art, not the ABCs.
By David McLimans
(2006)
csm_movie
age 8+
 
Every American should watch this once a year.
On DVD/Streaming
(2002)
age 8+
 
Lots of Mini games, but only moderate fun.
Platforms: Game Boy Advance
(2005)
age 8+
 
Getting lost in space has never been so much fun.
Network: Spike, Syndicated
(2006)
age 8+
 
Realistic baseball simulation improves on 2K6.
Platforms: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 2, Xbox
(2007)
age 8+
 
Female character puts a new face on farming sim.
Platforms: Game Boy Advance
(2005)
csm_game
age 8+
 
We do love it!
Platforms: PlayStation 2
(2005)
age 8+
 
Engrossing Houdini bio by kids' author/magician.
By Sid Fleischman
(2006)
age 8+
 
Cartoon looks cool, but it can be a bit of a drag.
Network: Nickelodeon
(2005)

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