Book Reviews

Sesame Street TV Poster Image
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age 2+
Classic show endures changes, but learning content remains.
Network: PBS
(1969)
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Sense and Sensibility Movie Poster Image
age 11+
A lush and witty adaptation of Jane Austen's novel.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1995)
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Oobi TV Poster Image
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age 2+
Bare-hand "puppets" will delight preschoolers.
Network: Nick Jr.
(2003)
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West Side Story Movie Poster Image
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age 11+
Musical masterpiece tackles race, with some violence.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1961)
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One Crazy Summer Book Poster Image
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age 11+
A gem, with strong girl characters, '60s black history.
By Rita Williams-Garcia
(2010)
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The Giver, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 11+
Riveting, expertly crafted novel shows utopia's flaws.
By Lois Lowry
(1993)
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My Life as a Zucchini Movie Poster Image
age 11+
Animated drama about orphan is touching, unforgettable.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2017)
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School of Rock Movie Poster Image
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age 11+
Standout Jack Black in nerds-become-cool comedy.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2003)
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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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Gathering Blue: The Giver, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 11+
Captivating quest tale pits gifted girl against brutal odds.
By Lois Lowry
(1014)
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Al Capone Does My Shirts: A Tale from Alcatraz, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 11+
Boy stands up for sister with autism in compassionate tale.
By Gennifer Choldenko
(2005)
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Ghostbusters Movie Poster Image
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age 11+
Paranormal '80s classic has some scares, innuendo.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1984)
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The Karate Kid Movie Poster Image
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age 11+
'80s classic is still fun for families with older tweens.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1984)
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Jack's Big Music Show TV Poster Image
age 2+
Rockin' puppets teach toddlers the joys of music.
Network: Nick Jr.
(2005)
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Uglies: Uglies Quartet, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 11+
Thoughtful sci-fi about the price of beauty.
By Scott Westerfeld
(2006)
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Mickey Mouse Clubhouse TV Poster Image
age 2+
Fun and learning abound in this mouse's house.
Network: Disney Channel
(2006)
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Rocko's Modern Life TV Poster Image
age 11+
Modern and funny, but edgy content isn't for young kids.
Network: Nicktoons
(1993)
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Napoleon Dynamite Movie Poster Image
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age 11+
One-of-a-kind high school comedy for the family.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2004)
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My Girl Movie Poster Image
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age 11+
Coming of age tale tackles death; for older kids.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1991)
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Timmy Time TV Poster Image
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age 2+
Cute series has positive social messages for tots.
Network: Disney Channel
(2009)
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