All Reviews

Recess TV Poster Image
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age 7+
Engaging cartoon celebrates playground time.
Network: ABC
(1997)
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Secondhand Lions Movie Poster Image
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age 10+
Charming family movie for tweens and up.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2003)
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Spider-Man Movie Poster Image
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age 11+
Fun movie, but may be too intense for younger kids.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2002)
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Love That Dog Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Boy pours his grief into poetry in moving free-verse gem.
By Sharon Creech
(2004)
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The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King Movie Poster Image
age 12+
Outstanding, but much violence and scariness.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2003)
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The City of Ember Book Poster Image
age 8+
Part fantasy, part mystery, part treasure hunt.
By Jeanne DuPrau
(2004)
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Messenger: The Giver, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 11+
Mythic vibe in engaging story of boy with healing powers.
By Lois Lowry
(2014)
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Barbershop 2: Back in Business Movie Poster Image
age 13+
Great message delivered in an edgy hip-hop movie.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2004)
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Romeo! TV Poster Image
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age 8+
Young rap star's story is surprisingly balanced.
Network: Nickelodeon
(2003)
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Hey Arnold! TV Poster Image
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age 7+
Strong storytelling and characters mark worthwhile cartoon.
Network: Nickelodeon, Nicktoons
(1996)
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Bob the Builder TV Poster Image
age 3+
Teamwork paramount on friendly construction show.
Network: PBS
(1998)
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Boy Meets World TV Poster Image
age 10+
A boy deals with friends and girls in classic tween sitcom.
Network: Disney Channel
(1993)
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American Born Chinese Book Poster Image
age 13+
First graphic novel to win major child lit awards.
By Gene Luen Yang
(2006)
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The Wednesday Wars Book Poster Image
age 10+
Funny, breathtakingly poignant '60s coming-of-age tale.
By Gary D. Schmidt
(2007)
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Glory Movie Poster Image
csm_movie
age 16+
Excellent Civil War movie has graphic violence, profanity.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1989)
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Corduroy Book Poster Image
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age 2+
Sweet, heartwarming picture-book classic.
By Don Freeman
(1968)
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Free Willy 2: The Adventure Home Movie Poster Image
age 6+
Predictable sequel will thrill Willy fans; some peril.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2001)
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The Bad Beginning: A Series of Unfortunate Events, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 9+
A cliff-hanging adventure wrapped in black humor.
By Lemony Snicket
(1999)
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Degrassi TV Poster Image
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age 14+
Superb, socially conscious drama deals with tough issues.
Network: TeenNick
(2001)
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Early Thunder Book Poster Image
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age 11+
Teen boy chooses sides in dramatic Revolutionary War tale.
By Jean Fritz
(2000)
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