All Reviews

Just Dance 4 Game Poster Image
csm_game
age 11+
LEARNING
Popular dancing game continues to entertain with new music.
Platforms: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Nintendo Wii U, Nintendo Wii
(2012)
The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD Game Poster Image
age 10+
LEARNING
Fab remake of classic game shines on Wii U.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii U
(2013)
Madden NFL 13 Game Poster Image
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age 8+
LEARNING
Fun football sim gets facelift and expands ways to play.
Platforms: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita, Nintendo Wii
(2012)
FIFA Soccer 13 Game Poster Image
csm_game
age 8+
LEARNING
Extraordinarily good soccer game with easy controls.
Platforms: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita, PSP, Nintendo Wii, Nintendo 3DS, Windows, PlayStation 2
(2012)
FIFA 14 Game Poster Image
csm_game
age 8+
LEARNING
Not too different from last year, but a stellar soccer sim.
Platforms: Xbox One, Xbox 360, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita
(2013)
Batman: Arkham Origins Game Poster Image
age 15+
LEARNING
Fun and intense Caped Crusader romp lacks ingenuity.
Platforms: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Nintendo Wii U, Windows
(2013)
Recess TV Poster Image
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age 7+
Engaging cartoon celebrates playground time.
Network: ABC
(2003)
The City of Ember Book Poster Image
age 8+
Part fantasy, part mystery, part treasure hunt.
By Jeanne DuPrau
(2004)
Messenger: The Giver, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 11+
Mythic vibe in engaging story of boy with healing powers.
By Lois Lowry
(2014)
Hey Arnold! TV Poster Image
csm_tv
age 7+
Strong storytelling and characters mark worthwhile cartoon.
Network: Nickelodeon, Nicktoons
(2005)
Bob the Builder TV Poster Image
age 3+
Teamwork paramount on friendly construction show.
Network: PBS
(2005)
The Wednesday Wars Book Poster Image
age 10+
Funny, breathtakingly poignant '60s coming-of-age tale.
By Gary D. Schmidt
(2007)
The Bad Beginning: A Series of Unfortunate Events, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 9+
A cliff-hanging adventure wrapped in black humor.
By Lemony Snicket
(1999)
The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air TV Poster Image
age 11+
Good-natured sitcom that the family can enjoy together.
Network: Nickelodeon, Syndicated, TeenNick
(2005)
The Hobbit Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Brilliantly written, inventive pre-LOTR tale.
By J.R.R. Tolkien
(1937)
Air Bud Movie Poster Image
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age 6+
Sweet dog tale has some peril and mature themes.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1997)
A Wrinkle in Time Book Poster Image
age 9+
Classic sci-fi story still inspires and gets kids thinking.
By Madeleine L'Engle
(1992)
The Cosby Show TV Poster Image
age 7+
Classic family sitcom offers fun with its lessons.
Network: Nickelodeon, Syndicated, TBS
(2005)
Elijah of Buxton Book Poster Image
csm_book
age 9+
Humorous, powerful, masterful escaped-slave tale.
By Christopher Paul Curtis
(2007)
The Mysterious Benedict Society Book Poster Image
age 9+
Suspenseful mystery with a Lemony Snicket vibe.
By Trenton Lee Stewart
(2007)

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