All Reviews

csm_tv
age 7+
 
Engaging cartoon celebrates playground time.
Network: ABC
(2003)
csm_movie
age 10+
 
Charming family movie for tweens and up.
On DVD/Streaming
(2004)
csm_movie
age 11+
 
Fun movie, but may be too intense for younger kids.
On DVD/Streaming
(2002)
age 8+
 
Part fantasy, part mystery, part treasure hunt.
By Jeanne DuPrau
(2004)
age 11+
 
Mythic vibe in engaging story of boy with healing powers.
By Lois Lowry
(2014)
age 13+
 
Great message delivered in an edgy hip-hop movie.
On DVD/Streaming
(2004)
csm_tv
age 7+
 
Strong storytelling and characters mark worthwhile cartoon.
Network: Nickelodeon, Nicktoons
(2005)
age 3+
 
Kid-friendly Bob is on the job.
Network: PBS
(2005)
age 6+
 
Predictable sequel will thrill Willy fans; some peril.
On DVD/Streaming
(2001)
age 9+
 
A cliff-hanging adventure wrapped in black humor.
By Lemony Snicket
(1999)
csm_movie
age 8+
 
Enchanting dance documentary hits all the right beats.
On DVD/Streaming
(2005)
csm_book
age 9+
 
Brilliantly written, inventive pre-LOTR tale.
By J.R.R. Tolkien
(1937)
csm_movie
age 8+
 
Great effects and characters, but surprisingly violent.
On DVD/Streaming
(2002)
age 7+
 
1950s biopic feel naive, but Robinson plays himself.
On DVD/Streaming
(2001)
csm_tv
age 8+
 
Fun and games for middle-elementary kids.
Network: PBS
(2005)
csm_movie
age 6+
 
Fun musical adventure for the family.
On DVD/Streaming
(2000)
csm_movie
age 6+
 
Sweet dog tale has some peril and mature themes.
On DVD/Streaming
(1998)
age 12+
 
Stunning classic examines racism -- and justice.
By Harper Lee
(1960)
csm_movie
age 14+
 
Superb film about Cuban missile crisis, best for older kids.
On DVD/Streaming
(2001)
csm_book
age 6+
 
Excellent bridge from chapter books to novels.
By E.B. White
(1969)

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