All Reviews

csm_game
age 9+
LEARNING
Poetic platformer with themes of family, friends, aging.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2016)
age 9+
Smart girl solves boarding school mysteries in fun romp.
By R. A. Spratt
(2016)
age 10+
Short, punchy chapters propel storm survival tale.
By Watt Key
(2016)
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_app
age 10+
Dot-eats-dot arcade game tame except for racy usernames.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2016)
csm_movie
age 9+
Action, monsters, humor in R.L. Stine adaptation.
On DVD/Streaming
(2016)
age 10+
Potentially great but flawed version of the card game.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2016)
age 10+
Portable adventure suffers from repetition, camera glitches.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2016)
age 10+
High-spirited, funny steampunk adventure on Mars.
By Patrick Samphire
(2016)
csm_book
age 9+
Sad, soulful story of grieving girl interned during WWII.
By Lois Sepahban
(2016)
csm_tv
age 10+
A capella reality has positive messages, fun performances.
Network: Lifetime
(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)
csm_movie
age 10+
Heartwarming fact-based drama about faith, race, football.
On DVD/Streaming
(2016)
csm_game
age 10+
Retro-style shooter versus space bugs is just too short.
Platforms: Windows
(2016)
age 10+
Familiar characters fight; kids have minimal control.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Fire phone, Kindle Fire
(2016)
age 10+
LEARNING
Sci-fi strategy prequel has frequent but mild violence.
Platforms: Windows
(2016)
age 9+
Frank, poetic picture book bio has dazzling art.
By Carole Boston Weatherford
(2015)

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