All Reviews

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)
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)
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)
csm_book
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)

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