All Reviews

csm_movie
age 8+
Sweet tale about kids' snow battle has very sad moments.
In Theaters Now
(2016)
age 14+
A good Jane Austen movie, but a poor zombie movie.
In Theaters Now
(2016)
csm_movie
age 7+
Predictable talking-monkey comedy has mixed messages.
On DVD/Streaming
(2016)
age 10+
High-spirited, funny steampunk adventure on Mars.
By Patrick Samphire
(2016)
age 7+
Kid-friendly bio a strong, accessible intro to King's life.
By Brad Meltzer
(2016)
csm_book
age 9+
Sad, soulful story of grieving girl interned during WWII.
By Lois Sepahban
(2016)
age 16+
Sing, lip-synch, and share videos; watch for iffy content.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Fire phone, Kindle Fire
(2016)
age 8+
Layered, fun romp focuses on friendship and trust.
By Crystal Allen
(2015)
age 12+
Powerful, intense tale of slave life near end of Civil War.
By Jon Walter
(2016)
age 9+
Strong messages can't save otherwise so-so adaptation.
On DVD/Streaming
(2016)
csm_book
age 14+
Mature themes explored in angsty end-of-the-world story.
By Shaun David Hutchinson
(2016)
csm_book
age 4+
Fun, upbeat story of a boy, a trombone, and jazz.
By Troy Andrews
(2015)
csm_game
age 14+
Edgy adventure on deserted isle is engaging yet mysterious.
Platforms: Mac, Windows, Xbox One
(2016)
age 3+
LEARNING
Intro to six instruments and styles is sweet but limited.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2016)
age 6+
Prequel 'toon warms the heart but can't match movie's mojo.
Network: Netflix
(2016)
age 3+
LEARNING
Stellar clips (and games!) right at your fingertips.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2016)
age 8+
Good vs. bad robot antics will hook reluctant readers.
By James Patterson, Chris Grabenstein
(2015)
csm_book
age 12+
Moving, fast-paced novel-in-verse; great for teen boys.
By Marilyn Nelson
(2015)
csm_movie
age 16+
People seek escape through self-medication in somber drama.
In Theaters Now
(2016)
age 13+
Solid teen romance with smart, artsy heroes.
By Jenn Bennett
(2015)

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