All Reviews

csm_tv
age 13+
 
Stellar war dramedy classic mixes humor, pathos.
Network: Hallmark Channel, Syndicated
(2005)
age 11+
 
Civil War realism for young readers.
By Richard Peck
(2003)
age 10+
 
PBS gem mixes appraisals, history, and suspense.
Network: PBS
(2005)
age 9+
 
Powerful look at the Holocaust through teen eyes.
On DVD/Streaming
(1997)
csm_movie
age 10+
 
Inspiring tale for older tweens and up.
On DVD/Streaming
(1999)
csm_movie
age 8+
 
Every American should watch this once a year.
On DVD/Streaming
(2002)
age 10+
 
Gripping story, great intro to China's Cultural Revolution.
By Ying Chang Compestine
(2007)
csm_movie
age 12+
 
Brilliant biopic engages, educates, and inspires.
On DVD/Streaming
(2001)
csm_movie
age 14+
 
Superb film about Cuban missile crisis, best for older kids.
On DVD/Streaming
(2001)
age 12+
 
Superb Woodward and Bernstein Watergate story.
On DVD/Streaming
(1997)
age 12+
 
Classic John Steinbeck adaptation is still powerful.
On DVD/Streaming
(2004)
age 6+
 
Two girls convince a nation that fairies are real.
On DVD/Streaming
(1998)
csm_movie
age 10+
 
Educational, exciting action, great acting.
On DVD/Streaming
(1999)
age 11+
 
Epic of WWII honor and sacrifice gone haywire.
On DVD/Streaming
(2000)
age 11+
 
Thrilling third Indy actioner focuses on hunt for grail.
On DVD/Streaming
(1999)
age 8+
 
LEARNING
Great girl-power messages, lots of variety and fun.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii, Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi
(2010)
age 6+
 
Wonderful intro to art and Monet through a kid's eyes.
By Christina Bjork, Lena Anderson
(2012)
age 7+
 
Endearing historical drama is a classic for families.
Network: Syndicated
(2009)
age 8+
 
LEARNING
Roman culture made engaging and entertaining.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2011)
csm_book
age 12+
 
Writing shines in pioneer saga of friendship and struggle.
By Willa Cather
(2011)

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