All Reviews

csm_game
age 10+
 
A superior racing simulator for the Xbox.
Platforms: Xbox
(2005)
age 10+
 
Pirate adventure is fun and family-friendly.
Platforms: Xbox 360, PSP, Xbox
(2005)
age 10+
 
A great adventure for families to explore.
Platforms: Windows
(2004)
age 10+
 
Frenetic shoot-'em-up space adventure; no blood.
Platforms: PlayStation 3
(2007)
csm_game
age 10+
 
Excellent, authentic pro hockey sim includes brawls.
Platforms: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3
(2009)
age 10+
 
Extraordinarily good racing game -- but has open chat.
Platforms: Xbox 360
(2009)
age 10+
 
Aerial fighting with lots of shooting; not for little kids.
Platforms: Xbox 360
(2010)
csm_game
age 10+
 
The best, most authentic (has fights) hockey game available.
Platforms: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3
(2010)
csm_book
age 10+
 
A must-read for middle-schoolers to discuss.
By Jerry Spinelli
(2003)
age 10+
 
Lots of vibrant music amidst a heavy storyline.
By Various Artists
(1992)
csm_book
age 9+
 
Enchanting tale will leave readers grinning.
By Andrew Clements
(2001)
csm_book
age 9+
 
A lovely, moving book about a student and teacher.
By Esme Raji Codell
(2003)
csm_book
age 10+
 
Moderately graphic depiction of the slave trade.
By Paula Fox
(2004)
csm_game
age 10+
 
Cool handheld study aid and PDA for tweens and up.
Platforms: iQuest
(2003)
age 10+
 
PBS gem mixes appraisals, history, and suspense.
Network: PBS
(2005)
age 9+
 
One of the best of the post-Potter fantasies.
By Suzanne Collins
(2005)
age 9+
 
A hilarious look at summer in the country.
By Richard Peck
(1998)
csm_book
age 9+
 
Colorful story of quirky, loving, artistic family.
By Hilary McKay
(2005)
csm_book
age 9+
 
Powerful shipwreck story has anti-racism message..
By Theodore Taylor
(1987)
age 9+
 
Classic fantasy is a bit slow, but enthralling.
By Susan Cooper
(1973)

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