All Reviews

age 12+
Taut time-travel adventure-romance explores race, sex bias.
By Alexandra Bracken
(2016)
csm_book
age 10+
Ghosts, romance, otherworldly connections in inventive tale.
By Polly Shulman
(2015)
age 13+
Dark, violent tale features drugs, smuggling, flawed play.
Platforms: Windows
(2015)
age 4+
More suspense, peril, and potential scares than usual.
On DVD/Streaming
(2015)
age 14+
Lots of fan service keeps this repetitive title afloat.
Platforms: PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita
(2015)
age 10+
Twins and friends fight magic villains in exciting sequel.
By Chris Colfer
(2015)
age 7+
LEARNING
Well-rounded, engaging math tool is a real gem.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2015)
age 6+
Fun, goofy SpongeBob movie is as trippy as the show.
On DVD/Streaming
(2015)
age 10+
Great story, challenging puzzles anchor sleuth's adventure.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2015)
csm_game
age 9+
LEARNING
Sandbox pirate game provides creative but repetitive play.
Platforms: Linux, Mac, Windows
(2015)
csm_book
age 14+
Sensitive tale of teen's descent into mental illness.
By Neal Shusterman
(2015)
csm_tv
age 6+
Friendship, action, and fun in vibrant Playmobil series.
Network: Netflix
(2015)
age 8+
Bold girl dives into author mom's story in wild romp.
By Angelica Banks
(2015)
age 13+
Exceptionally fun, deep action-adventure promotes teamwork.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2015)
csm_game
age 8+
A seafaring game of discovery and survival.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2015)
age 9+
Fun space-pirate sequel adds complexity.
By Jason Fry
(2014)
age 3+
Friendly themes abound when swashbucklers meet the Darlings.
On DVD/Streaming
(2015)
age 3+
LEARNING
Access, purchase Disney canon for any device in one place.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2014)
age 13+
Repetitive action scenes undermine trilogy's end.
By Antony John
(2014)
age 11+
Original ape-man tale more violent, racist than the films.
By Edgar Rice Burroughs
(1912)

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