All Reviews

age 8+
Orphan girl meets witch in exciting, imaginative tale.
By Katherine Marsh
(2016)
age 10+
Girl shakes up Danish island in heartfelt outsider tale.
By Katrina Nannestad
(2016)
age 6+
LEARNING
Step into the magic, but beware of some technical issues.
Devices: iPad, Android
(2015)
age 13+
Blockbuster finale to addictive sci-fi fairy-tale series.
By Marissa Meyer
(2015)
age 4+
LEARNING
Original stories have good reading support but ho-hum plots.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2015)
age 5+
LEARNING
Free videos, but with ads, cartoon violence, no controls.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2015)
csm_book
age 4+
Entrancing art invites readers to write their own stories.
By Pamela Zagarenski
(2015)
age 18+
Free expansion adds violence, deduction to great adventure.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2015)
age 8+
Sassy, quippy graphic novel shreds princess conventions.
By Ursula Vernon
(2015)
age 6+
Short-form series teases movie characters' continuing story.
Network: Disney Channel
(2015)
age 11+
Final Discworld novel hits the mark with rich fantasy.
By Terry Pratchett
(2015)
age 10+
Sly combo of two fairy tales makes for literary magic.
By Neil Gaiman
(2015)
 
csm_tv
age 4+
Sweet preschool show blends fairy tale characters' stories.
Network: Disney Junior
(2015)
csm_game
age 9+
Satirical RPG endorses peaceful conflict resolution.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2015)
csm_movie
age 6+
Gorgeous, but it's the same old fairy tale.
On DVD/Streaming
(2015)
age 4+
LEARNING
Cool video viewer has tons of parent control.
Devices: iPad
(2015)
 
age 5+
Terrific, heartwarming shorts have something for everyone.
On DVD/Streaming
(2015)
csm_movie
age 5+
Musical fairy tale has familiar story but is fine for kids.
On DVD/Streaming
(2015)
age 10+
Twins and friends fight magic villains in exciting sequel.
By Chris Colfer
(2015)
 
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age 8+
Energetic Disney movie's villains make likable role models.
On DVD/Streaming
(2015)

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