All Reviews

csm_movie
age 16+
Salty portrait of chef's comeback serves up fine acting.
On DVD/Streaming
(2016)
csm_movie
age 18+
Complex messages in messy, sex-oriented Spike Lee drama.
On DVD/Streaming
(2016)
csm_tv
age 14+
A paranornal romance heavy on style, light on substance.
Network: Freeform
(2016)
age 10+
Potentially great but flawed version of the card game.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2016)
age 11+
LEARNING
Earth's Mightiest Heroes assemble for fun action game.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo Wii U, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, Windows, Xbox 360, Xbox One
(2016)
age 10+
Portable adventure suffers from repetition, camera glitches.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2016)
age 10+
High-spirited, funny steampunk adventure on Mars.
By Patrick Samphire
(2016)
age 13+
Realistic, gripping look at teen suicide and mental illness.
By Francisco X. Stork
(2016)
csm_book
age 13+
Strong female leads navigate a confusing magic world.
By Susan Dennard
(2016)
csm_tv
age 4+
Learning abounds in delightful science-based series.
Network: PBS
(2016)
age 7+
Too-brief animated shorts visit heroines' teen years.
Network: Online
(2016)
csm_game
age 11+
LEARNING
Brilliant puzzle game is challenging but deeply rewarding.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Windows
(2016)
age 6+
Inspiring, educational story of 1800s civil rights heroes.
By Susan E. Goodman
(2016)
age 7+
Kid-friendly bio a strong, accessible intro to King's life.
By Brad Meltzer
(2016)
age 8+
A detailed, accessible biography of a civil rights icon.
By Kathleen Krull
(2016)
age 6+
Kid embraces fears, fresh adventures in delightful series.
Network: Hulu
(2016)
age 15+
Booze-fueled Kardashian "dinner talk" is krude, krass.
Network: fyi
(2016)
age 3+
Sweet what-to-be-when-you-grow-up book taps parental hopes.
By Emily Winfield Martin
(2016)
csm_book
age 9+
Sad, soulful story of grieving girl interned during WWII.
By Lois Sepahban
(2016)
age 7+
LEARNING
G-R-O-S-S spelling fun shocks and introduces a few verbs.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Fire phone, Kindle Fire
(2016)

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