All Reviews

age 8+
 
Gripping, well-grounded sequel in fun kid-spy series.
By Chris Rylander
(2015)
csm_game
age 8+
 
Reincarnation game gets lost in repetition and confusion.
Platforms: Linux, Mac, Windows
(2015)
age 8+
 
Girl blasts off to alien moon in wacky, wise sci-fi sequel.
By Adam Rex
(2015)
age 8+
 
Cute but flawed cartoonish platforming adventure.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii U
(2015)
csm_app
age 8+
 
LEARNING
Bubbly math practice builds skills and fluency.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2015)
age 8+
 
Straightforward mummy adventure with a side of gamer fun.
By Michael Northrop
(2015)
csm_game
age 8+
 
Simple puzzler badgers kids to make in-game purchases.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2015)
age 8+
 
Little people-focused reality show has empowering messages.
Network: TLC
(2015)
csm_app
age 8+
 
LEARNING
Smashing videos hook kids, but background info missing.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2015)
age 8+
 
LEARNING
Visual code meets story-based game; missing in-app help.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Fire phone, Kindle Fire, Windows Phone
(2015)
csm_app
age 8+
 
Swiping instead of tilting = easier for kids to roll.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Fire phone, Kindle Fire
(2015)
age 8+
 
This pineapple-under-the-sea adventure's a bit stale.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS, PlayStation Vita, Xbox 360
(2015)
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age 8+
 
Strong messages, role models in absorbing coming-of-ager.
By Tricia Springstubb
(2015)
age 8+
 
Fact-filled look at rights leaders' intertwined lives.
By Nikki Grimes
(2015)
age 8+
 
Product placement, iffy body images in creative series.
Network: Netflix, Online
(2015)
csm_book
age 8+
 
True bravery, friendship in suspenseful tale for dog lovers.
By Sarah Lean
(2015)
age 8+
 
Not enough Ellen in mild furniture design competition.
Network: HGTV
(2015)
csm_game
age 8+
 
A seafaring game of discovery and survival.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2015)
csm_game
age 8+
 
Basic city builder won't keep attention of simulation pros.
Platforms: Windows
(2015)
csm_game
age 8+
 
Space RPG packs redundant play, tricky controls.
Platforms: Linux, Windows
(2015)

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