All Reviews

csm_game
age 9+
LEARNING
Poetic platformer with themes of family, friends, aging.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2016)
age 10+
Short, punchy chapters propel storm-survival tale.
By Watt Key
(2016)
age 9+
LEARNING
Kid community to collect, customize, and chat, not learn.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Fire phone, Kindle Fire
(2016)
csm_movie
age 7+
Predictable talking-monkey comedy has mixed messages.
On DVD/Streaming
(2016)
csm_movie
age 6+
Upbeat but intense threequel looks at identity, family ties.
In Theaters Now
(2016)
age 10+
Portable adventure suffers from repetition, camera glitches.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2016)
age 8+
Smart and funny sequel grapples with ethics of hunting.
By Stuart Gibbs
(2015)
age 5+
Simba's son monitors circle of life in meaningful series.
Network: Disney Channel
(2016)
csm_movie
age 6+
Conservation-themed animal tale has lots of potty humor.
In Theaters Now
(2016)
age 4+
Moving story of bear that inspired Winnie-the-Pooh.
By Lindsay Mattick
(2015)
age 9+
Solid storytelling, intensity in spin-off series sequel.
By Victoria Schwab
(2015)
csm_book
age 3+
Touching, funny takedown of "finders, keepers" is a gem.
By Marsha Diane Arnold
(2015)
age 4+
Fun, personalized tale of kid's quest to find lost name.
By David Cadji-Newby
(2015)
age 13+
Un-PC violent action game has fun, accessible humor, play.
Platforms: PlayStation 4
(2015)
age 6+
LEARNING
Create with coding blocks and a mash-up of characters.
Devices: iPad, Android
(2015)
age 4+
Mimicking monkeys pursue peddler in sequel true to classic.
By Esphyr Slobodkina, Ann Marie Mulhearn Sayer
(2015)
age 5+
Zoologist brothers spread merriment in rescue mission.
Network: PBS
(2015)
age 8+
Animal Crossing board game spin-off loses depth, fun factor.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii U
(2015)
age 5+
Simba's son comes of age in enjoyable animated story.
Network: Disney Junior
(2015)
age 3+
Kids easily grasp opposites through bold, stylized art.
By Lizi Boyd
(2015)

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