Book Reviews

A Tale Dark & Grimm TV Poster Image
age 11+
Fairy tale retelling with humor, violence, and scariness.
Network: Netflix
(2021)
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The Rescue Movie Poster Image
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age 11+
Inspiring, gripping doc full of real-life lessons; language.
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(Release Year: 2021)
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Nightbooks Movie Poster Image
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age 11+
Book-based fantasy-horror tale has lots of scares, peril.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2021)
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Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings Movie Poster Image
age 11+
Funny, poignant, thrilling MCU adventure; action violence.
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(Release Year: 2021)
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Jungle Cruise Movie Poster Image
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age 11+
Ride-based adventure is fun, if predictable; peril, scares.
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(Release Year: 2021)
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Jane Eyre TV Poster Image
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age 11+
Brontë adaptation has some scary scenes, suicide reference.
Network: HBO Max
(2007)
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Greta Thunberg: A Year to Change the World TV Poster Image
age 11+
Sobering global warming docu highlights climate science.
Network: PBS
(2021)
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Tell My Story Movie Poster Image
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age 11+
Suicide prevention docu offers revealing, actionable advice.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2021)
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The Falcon and the Winter Soldier TV Poster Image
age 11+
Fan-pleasing superhero series has violence, some language.
Network: Disney+
(2021)
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Marvel Studios: Legends TV Poster Image
age 11+
Action-packed recap reels are effective ad campaign for MCU.
Network: Disney+
(2021)
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Mulan (2020) Movie Poster Image
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age 11+
Martial arts epic is more intense, violent than original.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2020)
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Rooting for Roona Movie Poster Image
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age 11+
Heartbreaking, inspiring docu about an ill girl's journey.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2020)
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A Babysitter's Guide to Monster Hunting Movie Poster Image
age 11+
Fantasy violence, brave teens in book-based monster tale.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2020)
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First Day TV Poster Image
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age 11+
Lovely, warm series about trans girl has some bullying.
Network: Hulu
(2020)
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Being Reuben TV Poster Image
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age 11+
Male makeup influencer leads a charmed and charming life.
Network: CW
(2020)
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Runner Movie Poster Image
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age 11+
Stirring, inspiring sports docu about overcoming adversity.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2020)
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One Piece: Stampede Movie Poster Image
age 11+
Fun anime pirate adventure has cartoon violence, language.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2019)
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Star Wars: Episode IX: The Rise of Skywalker Movie Poster Image
age 11+
Action-packed end of iconic series falls short of greatness.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2019)
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Jumanji: The Next Level Movie Poster Image
age 11+
Charming sequel offers generational humor but can get dark.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2019)
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Waiting for Anya Movie Poster Image
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age 11+
Kid-focused Nazi resistance drama has violence, peril.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2020)
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