All Reviews

csm_book
age 14+
Harry Potter-like fantasy is funny, romantic, delightful.
By Rainbow Rowell
(2015)
csm_game
age 9+
Use resources, strategy, skills to repel invading monsters.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2015)
age 11+
Dragon Ball tale is mostly battle scenes; for fans only.
On DVD/Streaming
(2015)
age 9+
Silly comedy has decent messages about self-image.
Network: Nickelodeon
(2015)
age 14+
Combat-focused role-playing game average in gameplay, story.
Platforms: PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Windows
(2015)
age 13+
Violent role-playing game fun but light on features, tools.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2015)
age 18+
Unusual photography horror game scares up mature fun.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii U
(2015)
csm_app
age 13+
New adventure a bit scarier, still fun, but less satisfying.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2015)
age 10+
Exciting Norse mythology adventure with Percy-like hero.
By Rick Riordan
(2015)
age 5+
LEARNING
Free videos, but with ads, cartoon violence, no controls.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2015)
age 4+
Lost-toy tale pushes message of self-help book "The Secret."
By Skye Byrne
(2015)
csm_book
age 4+
Entrancing art invites readers to write their own stories.
By Pamela Zagarenski
(2015)
age 14+
Smart coming-of-age fantasy focuses on "regular" kids.
By Patrick Ness
(2015)
age 7+
Uneven action series has peril but decent role models.
Network: Online
(2015)
csm_game
age 16+
Postapocalyptic Roman tale forces immoral choices.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2015)
age 8+
Visually charming adventure lacks depth, replayability.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii U
(2015)
age 10+
Engaging while it lasts, but too much repetitive gameplay.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii U, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One
(2015)
age 6+
Confusing and commercialized ponies-as-human-teenagers tale.
On DVD/Streaming
(2015)
age 13+
Deep, fun, gratifying action RPG with cartoonish violence.
Platforms: PlayStation 4
(2015)
age 10+
Famous blocky adventure has a generic story to tell.
Platforms: Mac, Nintendo Wii U, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, Windows, Xbox 360, Xbox One, iPhone
(2015)

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