All Reviews

Tayasui Blocks App Poster Image
csm_app
age 8+
LEARNING
Simple tools make 3-D block creations a snap to construct.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2016)
The Wild Robot Book Poster Image
csm_book
age 8+
Robot vs. wilderness in poignant survival tale.
By Peter Brown
(2016)
Strawberry Shortcake Candy Garden App Poster Image
age 8+
Purchases pushed in magical garden not so sweet.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2016)
Just My Luck Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Touching fourth-grade story of empathy and kindness.
By Cammie McGovern
(2016)
Women Who Broke The Rules: Coretta Scott King Book Poster Image
age 8+
A detailed, accessible biography of a civil rights icon.
By Kathleen Krull
(2016)
Big Game: FunJungle, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Smart and funny sequel grapples with ethics of hunting.
By Stuart Gibbs
(2015)
Spirit Week Showdown: Magnificent Mya Tibbs, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Layered, fun romp focuses on friendship and trust.
By Crystal Allen
(2015)
Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam Game Poster Image
age 8+
LEARNING
Mild combat, standard good-vs.-evil clash in fun adventure.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2016)
The Door by the Staircase Book Poster Image
age 8+
Orphan girl meets witch in exciting, imaginative tale.
By Katherine Marsh
(2016)
A Boy and His Blob (2016) Game Poster Image
age 8+
Heartwarming tale of friendship, teamwork, and hugs.
Platforms: Mac, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, Windows, Xbox One
(2016)
The Secrets of Valhalla Book Poster Image
age 8+
Fantasy with Norse gods lacks clarity.
By Jasmine Richards
(2015)
Mr. Lemoncello's Library Olympics Book Poster Image
age 8+
Trivia, puzzles, and books galore in zany library sequel.
By Chris Grabenstein
(2016)
Robots Go Wild! House of Robots, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Good-vs.-bad robot antics will hook reluctant readers.
By James Patterson, Chris Grabenstein
(2015)
Amplitude Game Poster Image
csm_game
age 8+
All-too-short musical treat for both the eyes and ears.
Platforms: PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4
(2016)
Timber the Treasure Dog Movie Poster Image
age 8+
Kids face peril in silly talking-dog adventure.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2016)
Robo-Dog Movie Poster Image
csm_movie
age 8+
Live-action comedy has disturbing scenes, dumb story.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2016)
Under Their Skin, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Thought-provoking sci-fi saga has riveting twists.
By Margaret Peterson Haddix
(2016)
Two More Eggs TV Poster Image
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age 8+
Creative animation gives quirky, madcap shorts appeal.
Network: Disney XD
(2015)
The Great British Baking Show TV Poster Image
age 8+
Mild, mouth-watering baking contest great fun for all ages.
Network: PBS, Syndicated
(2015)
Jellyfish Eyes Movie Poster Image
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age 8+
Japanese artist's fantasy film is disappointing, derivative.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2015)

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