All Reviews

csm_movie
age 12+
 
Five-star movie could scare the pants off kids.
On DVD/Streaming
(2000)
age 6+
 
Stunning, loving documentary; some intense peril.
On DVD/Streaming
(2005)
age 6+
 
More stunning nature TV from Planet Earth team.
Network: Discovery Channel
(2009)
age 6+
 
Classic, silly Don Knotts fish-in-water fantasy.
On DVD/Streaming
(2002)
csm_tv
age 6+
 
Stunning tour of the poles is great for the whole family.
Network: Discovery Channel
(2012)
csm_book
age 16+
 
Fascinating survival tale with animal facts, gory detail.
By Yann Martel
(2001)
csm_book
age 4+
 
Underwater fantasy world revealed in magical watercolors.
By David Wiesner
(2006)
age 4+
 
LEARNING
Games, treasure, and free exploration = swashbuckling fun.
Platforms: LeapPad Explorer, LeapPad2, Leapster Explorer
(2012)
age 9+
 
Snicket in fine form as a 12-year-old solving noir mystery.
By Lemony Snicket
(2012)
age 6+
 
Fun, educational chapter books have something for everyone.
By Mary Pope Osborne
(1992)
csm_book
age 2+
 
Clever color book expands idea of green in nature, at home.
By Laura Vaccaro Seeger
(2012)
csm_tv
age 6+
 
Gorgeous docuseries surveys nature both peaceful and brutal.
Network: Discovery Channel
(2013)
age 8+
 
Absurd time-and-space-spanning romp an easy, funny read.
By Neil Gaiman
(2013)
csm_game
age 8+
 
LEARNING
Kids learn environmental consciousness in this MMOG.
Platforms: Windows
(2013)
age 4+
 
Sweet, funny story spotlights the trouble with assumptions.
By Mo Willems
(2013)
age 4+
 
LEARNING
Cuddly game teaches hygiene and health with stuffed friends.
Platforms: LeapPad Explorer, LeapPad Ultra, LeapPad2, LeapsterGS
(2013)
age 4+
 
Delightful adventure has excellent friendship messages.
Network: Nickelodeon
(2013)
csm_tv
age 6+
 
Fun globe-trotting series teaches kids about animal species.
Network: Syndicated
(2013)
age 3+
 
LEARNING
Familiar tunes and bright videos engage preschoolers.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2014)
age 4+
 
Girl's simple, homegrown adventures celebrate imagination.
Network: Sprout
(2014)

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