All Reviews

age 18+
 
LEARNING
Gory zombie game forces you to make tough moral decisions.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2012)
age 18+
 
Bloody dungeon crawler pits abused boy against crazed mom.
Platforms: PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, Windows
(2014)
csm_game
age 18+
 
Wildly difficult and very bloody RPG rewards perseverance.
Platforms: PlayStation 4
(2015)
age 18+
 
Great but very violent action game has sex, strong language.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Xbox One
(2015)
age 7+
 
Tim Burton magic with just a touch of scariness.
On DVD/Streaming
(2000)
csm_book
age 9+
 
Brilliantly written, inventive pre-LOTR tale.
By J.R.R. Tolkien
(1937)
csm_movie
age 12+
 
Five-star movie could scare the pants off kids.
On DVD/Streaming
(2000)
csm_movie
age 13+
 
One of the all-time great haunted house movies.
On DVD/Streaming
(2000)
age 8+
 
Action- and creature-packed Potter sequel.
On DVD/Streaming
(2003)
age 7+
 
First Potter movie is a magical ride but also intense.
On DVD/Streaming
(2002)
age 10+
 
Fantastic, but kids are older, themes are darker.
On DVD/Streaming
(2004)
csm_movie
age 10+
 
Brooks' corniness yields plenty of belly laughs.
On DVD/Streaming
(2006)
csm_app
age 13+
 
LEARNING
Run fast, kill with crazy weapons, don't fall.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2010)
csm_app
age 14+
 
Audio horror creates deliciously frightening experience.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2011)
csm_movie
age 10+
 
Classic vampire movie is more creepy than violent.
On DVD/Streaming
(2006)
age 14+
 
Fantasy sequel has strong female characters, more violence.
By Cassandra Clare
(2011)
age 11+
 
LEARNING
Exciting adventure that incorporates 6th grade math.
Platforms: Windows, Mac
(2011)
age 12+
 
Intricate historical novel contrasts Dust Bowl, fairy world.
By Sarah Zettel
(2012)
age 13+
 
Thrilling fantasy mixes mystery, Victorian romance, zombies.
By Susan Dennard
(2012)
age 10+
 
Deeply creepy, thought-provoking tale of weird school.
By Claire Legrand
(2012)

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