All Reviews

age 13+
Gravity defying classic gets visual upgrades, extra content.
Platforms: PlayStation 4
(2016)
csm_book
age 13+
Heartbreaking WWII novel shows power of hope, connection.
By Ruta Sepetys
(2016)
age 3+
Sweet story about sick lamb is confusing in parts.
By Jennifer Churchman, John Churchman
(2016)
csm_movie
age 6+
Upbeat but intense threequel looks at identity, family ties.
In Theaters Now
(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 13+
Realistic, gripping look at teen suicide and mental illness.
By Francisco X. Stork
(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)
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 3+
Sweet what-to-be-when-you-grow-up book taps parental hopes.
By Emily Winfield Martin
(2016)
age 12+
Powerful, intense tale of slave life near end of Civil War.
By Jon Walter
(2016)
age 13+
Why watch a B-movie when you can play one?
Platforms: Mac, PlayStation 4, Windows
(2016)
age 5+
Simba's son monitors circle of life in meaningful series.
Network: Disney Channel
(2016)
age 13+
Unoriginal, unnecessary action based on canceled TV show.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2016)
age 12+
Soul-gripping story of teen's grief and hope.
By Jason Reynolds
(2015)
csm_book
age 4+
Fun, upbeat story of a boy, a trombone, and jazz.
By Troy Andrews
(2015)
age 2+
LEARNING
Cute adventures for everyday superheroes; limited replay.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Fire phone, Kindle Fire, Windows Phone
(2016)
age 6+
Compassionate teens inspire by helping others in fab docu.
Network: Nickelodeon
(2016)
age 9+
A gateway for deep family discussions about values.
By Ethan Hawke
(2015)

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