All Reviews

age 9+
LEARNING
Kid community to collect, customize, and chat, not learn.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Fire phone, Kindle Fire
(2016)
age 9+
World-renowned animators interpret classic Lebanese poetry.
On DVD/Streaming
(2016)
 
csm_movie
age 9+
Engrossing dance docu introduces powerful role model.
On DVD/Streaming
(2016)
csm_movie
age 9+
Action, monsters, humor in R.L. Stine adaptation.
On DVD/Streaming
(2016)
csm_book
age 9+
Sad, soulful story of grieving girl interned during WWII.
By Lois Sepahban
(2016)
csm_movie
age 9+
Chinese fantasy mega-hit has lots of martial-arts action.
In Theaters Now
(2016)
age 9+
Strong messages can't save otherwise so-so adaptation.
On DVD/Streaming
(2016)
age 9+
Frank, poetic picture book bio has dazzling art.
By Carole Boston Weatherford
(2015)
age 9+
A gateway for deep family discussions about values.
By Ethan Hawke
(2015)
age 9+
Solid storytelling, intensity in spin-off series sequel.
By Victoria Schwab
(2015)
csm_movie
Pan
age 9+
Uneven origin story is disappointing; expect some violence.
On DVD/Streaming
(2015)
age 9+
LEARNING
Matching tiles, fighting baddies fun for fans; in-app buys.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2015)
age 9+
Highly detailed, scene-by-scene retelling of the film.
By Tom Angleberger
(2015)
csm_tv
age 9+
YouTube stars voice pugs in bathroom-humor heavy show.
Network: Online
(2015)
age 9+
Accessible strategy role-play with addictively fun combat.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2015)
age 9+
LEARNING
Activities, animations get older kids and tween practicing.
Devices: iPad
(2015)
csm_movie
age 9+
Wholesome but trite "can-we-save-the-farm?" holiday romance.
On DVD/Streaming
(2015)
csm_tv
age 9+
Beautiful moody miniseries is too dark for younger viewers.
Network: Cartoon Network
(2015)
 
csm_movie
age 9+
Enchanting African fable with some scares and sadness.
On DVD/Streaming
(2015)
age 9+
Elf kids fight the good fight in fantasy series installment.
By Shannon Messenger
(2015)

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