All Reviews

csm_game
age 8+
 
Baseball installment knocks gameplay out of the park.
Platforms: PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita
(2015)
csm_game
age 8+
 
LEARNING
Accessible, uninspired pool is a scratch in the side pocket.
Platforms: Xbox One
(2015)
age 8+
 
Confusing animated movie is violent, a little scary.
On DVD/Streaming
(2015)
age 8+
 
Action-packed sequel has more mystery and depth.
By Octavia Spencer
(2015)
age 8+
 
Lots of solid science in fun, goofy sequel about energy.
By Jon Scieszka
(2015)
age 8+
 
More pep talks, positivity, substance from fun YouTube star.
By Robby Novak, Brad Montague
(2015)
age 8+
 
Inspirational memoir of Little League history maker.
By Mo'ne Davis, Hilary Beard
(2015)
age 8+
 
Fun and insightful look at elementary school friend drama.
By Julie Sternberg
(2014)
age 8+
 
Charming family series spotlights Batty in 4th volume.
By Jeanne Birdsall
(2015)
age 8+
 
Latest installment delivers dino battling, racing fun.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2015)
csm_app
age 8+
 
LEARNING
Parent-controlled chat; settings have limitations.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2015)
age 8+
 
Nate at his best, showing empathy for geeky new kid.
By Lincoln Peirce
(2015)
age 8+
 
LEARNING
Empowering calendar tool helps alleviate anxiety.
Devices: iPad
(2015)
age 8+
 
Tween girl fights foes, evil in sweet, exciting sequel.
By Paul Durham
(2015)
age 8+
 
Bold girl dives into author mom's story in wild romp.
By Angelica Banks
(2015)
age 8+
 
Exciting kickoff to fantasy series in ancient Rome.
By Jennifer A. Nielsen
(2015)
csm_app
age 8+
 
LEARNING
Series of solid online-behavior videos lacks features.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2015)
age 8+
 
LEARNING
Safe but mediocre puzzler maintains the series' status quo.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo Wii U
(2015)
age 8+
 
Thinner story, less character depth in action-packed sequel.
By Marion Jensen
(2015)
csm_tv
age 8+
 
Family-friendly series centers on charming, helpful witch.
Network: Hallmark Channel
(2015)

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