All Reviews

csm_game
age 14+
Mystery set in wilderness is challenging, captivating.
Platforms: Linux, Mac, PlayStation 4, Windows
(2016)
age 10+
Short, punchy chapters propel storm survival tale.
By Watt Key
(2016)
age 3+
Bright collage art conveys sweet message of love.
By Eric Carle
(2015)
age 3+
LEARNING
Kids explore, experiment, create with fun tools and prompts.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2016)
age 4+
LEARNING
A diverse, searchable library of 10,000-plus kids' books.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Mac, Android, Chromebook
(2016)
age 3+
Sweet story about sick lamb is confusing in parts.
By Jennifer Churchman, John Churchman
(2016)
csm_tv
age 4+
Learning abounds in delightful science-based series.
Network: PBS
(2016)
age 8+
Smart and funny sequel grapples with ethics of hunting.
By Stuart Gibbs
(2015)
 
csm_movie
age 12+
Compelling tale of real-life expedition is intense, moving.
On DVD/Streaming
(2016)
csm_tv
age 18+
Disturbing docuseries exposes the Web's darkest secrets.
Network: Showtime
(2016)
age 13+
The truth (and some scary stuff) is still out there.
Network: Fox
(2016)
csm_movie
age 14+
Well-acted, thought-provoking drama about role of authority.
On DVD/Streaming
(2016)
csm_game
age 8+
All-too-short musical treat for both the eyes and ears.
Platforms: PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4
(2016)
age 4+
Big adventure + STEM learning = friendly fun for kids.
Network: Nick Jr.
(2016)
csm_book
age 10+
Poignant sick-sibling tale blurs lines of real and imagined.
By Kenneth Oppel
(2015)
age 13+
LEARNING
Beautiful exploration of math beyond classroom; dense text.
Devices: iPad
(2015)
csm_book
age 5+
Engaging early reader shows teamwork via community garden.
By Shaquille O'Neal
(2015)
age 5+
LEARNING
History, science in kid-friendly stories; spotty production.
Devices: iPad, Android
(2015)
 
csm_movie
age 14+
Inspiring docu about urban gardening; some profanity, drugs.
On DVD/Streaming
(2015)
age 8+
History, magic, foreign travel in exciting tween adventure.
By Lisa Papademetriou
(2015)

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