Book Reviews

Julie and the Phantoms TV Poster Image
age 8+
Heartwarming series wins with music, emotional honesty.
Network: Netflix
(2020)
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Sing On! TV Poster Image
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age 8+
Lively, fun amateur karaoke singing game has some innuendo.
Network: Netflix
(2020)
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Magic Camp Movie Poster Image
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age 8+
Tween-friendly camp-set comedy has positive messages.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2020)
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Kat and the Band Movie Poster Image
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age 11+
Poor music comedy-drama has mild swearing and crude humor.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2020)
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Patchwork: The Game App Poster Image
age 8+
Board game and puzzles stitched together into fun.
Devices: iPhone, iPad, Android
(2020)
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Studio Island: Song Creator App Poster Image
age 8+
Wisecracks, busy design limit starter music studio for kids.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2020)
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Sweet Sunshine Movie Poster Image
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age 11+
Sensational music, amateur script in faith-lite romance.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2020)
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Valley Girl Movie Poster Image
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age 11+
Hollow musical remake is out of tune; drinking, language.
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(Release Year: 2020)
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We Are the Dream: The Kids of the Oakland MLK Oratorical Fest Movie Poster Image
age 8+
Docu about kids living MLK's legacy gives all the feels.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2020)
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Monster Chords: Fun with Music App Poster Image
age 8+
Monster confusion and ads; not a great way to learn guitar.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2020)
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John Mulaney & the Sack Lunch Bunch TV Poster Image
age 8+
Kid-cast variety special caters to older viewing audience.
Network: Netflix
(2019)
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Hello Piano - Lessons & Games App Poster Image
age 8+
Video lessons and adaptive games make piano practice fun.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2019)
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edjing Mix - dj app App Poster Image
age 8+
Solid digital DJ playground lacks help, pushes subscription.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2019)
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America's Most Musical Family TV Poster Image
age 8+
Family singing competition is positive and energetic.
Network: Nickelodeon
(2019)
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Civilisations AR App Poster Image
age 8+
Diverse AR collection brings the art museum home.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2019)
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The Lion King Movie Poster Image
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age 8+
Visually stunning remake is darker, more violent.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2019)
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Silver Meadows Summer Book Poster Image
age 8+
Poignant story of Puerto Rican girl adapting to life in U.S.
By Emma Otheguy
(2019)
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Note Quest: Learn Music Fast App Poster Image
age 8+
Speedy sight-reading drills work best with teacher support.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2019)
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Go! Live Your Way TV Poster Image
age 11+
Fun musical teen soap has romance, a few mature topics.
Network: Netflix
(2019)
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Amazing Grace Movie Poster Image
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age 8+
Aretha documentary has soaring music but no narration.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2019)
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