All Reviews

csm_movie
age 12+
 
Action-adventure is entertaining despite hard-to-buy plot.
On DVD/Streaming
(2015)
age 8+
 
Action-packed tale provides laughs while selling products.
On DVD/Streaming
(2015)
csm_book
age 8+
 
Sweet, poignant tale of loss, friendship, following dreams.
By Alison McGhee
(2015)
age 8+
 
Fun sequel serves up science with a splash of philosophy.
By Jon Scieszka
(2015)
age 10+
 
High-flying arcade shooter grounded by difficulty, gameplay.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2015)
age 13+
 
Flawed strategic shooter with toys has tech, play issues.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2015)
age 9+
 
Action-packed animated adventure has constant fighting.
On DVD/Streaming
(2015)
age 4+
 
Mischievous tot's antics delight in Russian-inspired series.
Network: Netflix
(2015)
csm_app
age 8+
 
LEARNING
Save cute creatures with fun, complex puzzles.
Devices: iPad, Android
(2015)
age 5+
 
Terrific, heartwarming shorts have something for everyone.
On DVD/Streaming
(2015)
csm_game
age 18+
 
Violent, mature British zombie action provides good scares.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2015)
age 8+
 
Exciting -- and creepy -- start to spin-off fantasy series.
By Eliot Schrefer
(2015)
age 12+
 
Complex fantasy sequel more absorbing than first book.
By S. E. Grove
(2015)
csm_book
age 4+
 
Charming art distinguishes story about friends and bullies.
By Beth Ferry
(2015)
age 8+
 
Sweetness, positive messages galore in brave-rat sequel.
By W.H. Beck
(2015)
age 8+
 
Campy sibling fight frustrates, pleases with juvenile humor.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2015)
age 4+
 
LEARNING
Charming stories, interactivity get preschoolers thinking.
Devices: iPad
(2015)
csm_tv
age 3+
 
Strong diversity, community, family themes in superb series.
Network: Sprout
(2015)
age 12+
 
Poignant memoir-in-verse recalls Cuban-American's childhood.
By Margarita Engle
(2015)
csm_app
age 10+
 
Inventive, juicy shooting game with cartoon violence.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Fire phone, Kindle Fire
(2015)

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