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)
age 11+
LEARNING
Earth's Mightiest Heroes assemble for fun action game.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo Wii U, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, Windows, Xbox 360, Xbox One
(2016)
csm_game
age 11+
LEARNING
Brilliant puzzle game is challenging but deeply rewarding.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Windows
(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)
csm_tv
age 11+
Thrilling live musical is fun, has iffy messages galore.
Network: Fox
(2016)
age 11+
Cool, immersive 360-degree movies, but no content filters.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2016)
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
age 11+
Classic Studio Ghibli drama focuses on Japanese girlhood.
In Theaters Now
(2016)
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)
age 11+
Illustrated witchy, monstery tale offers goofy/creepy fun.
By Tania Del Rio
(2015)
csm_tv
age 9+
YouTube stars voice pugs in bathroom-humor heavy show.
Network: Online
(2015)

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