Book Reviews

College Bowl TV Poster Image
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age 11+
Fun college-themed quiz show promotes its sponsor.
Network: NBC
(2021)
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The Mighty Ducks: Game Changers TV Poster Image
age 9+
Predictable hockey team reboot has iffy jokes, language.
Network: Disney+
(2021)
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The River of Sand: Epoca, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Exciting second book in sports-themed fantasy.
By Kobe Bryant, Ivy Claire
(2020)
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The Vanished: Shuri, A Black Panther Novel, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 9+
African princess on engaging quest to rescue girl prodigies.
By Nic Stone
(2021)
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We Are: The Brooklyn Saints TV Poster Image
age 11+
Football docu has role models, language, intense moments.
Network: Netflix
(2021)
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Safety Movie Poster Image
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age 11+
Emotional, intense, inspiring true tale of family, teamwork.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2020)
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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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The Canyon's Edge Book Poster Image
age 11+
Poetry lends shape to dramatic, gripping desert adventure.
By Dusti Bowling
(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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Game On! TV Poster Image
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age 9+
Lively game show mixes comedy, sports, and silliness.
Network: CBS
(2020)
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One Last Shot Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Boy tries to heal his family in intense mini-golf tale.
By John David Anderson
(2020)
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Olympic Dreams Movie Poster Image
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age 11+
Romcom has cool behind-the-scenes access but weak story.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2020)
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La Liga - Educational Games App Poster Image
age 9+
Light learning games fun for soccer fans; lots of ads.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2020)
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Epoca: The Tree of Ecrof Book Poster Image
age 9+
Sports-themed magical fantasy values teamwork, character.
By Kobe Bryant, Ivy Claire
(2019)
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A New Beginning: Ranger's Apprentice: The Royal Ranger, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 11+
Promising spin-off series start with the first girl Ranger!
By John Flanagan
(2013)
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Maiden Movie Poster Image
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age 11+
Poignant, thrilling tale of groundbreaking female sailors.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2019)
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Legacy and the Queen Book Poster Image
age 9+
Tennis and magic mix in solid fantasy series start.
By Annie Matthew, Kobe Bryant
(2019)
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The Crossover: The Graphic Novel Book Poster Image
age 9+
Graphic adaptation captures basketball's power, poetry.
By Kwame Alexander
(2019)
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Jetpack Jump App Poster Image
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age 9+
Ads undermine simplistic, dull sports game.
Devices: iPhone, iPad, Android
(2019)
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Madden NFL 20 Game Poster Image
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age 9+
Superstars stand out in focused, dynamic on-field play.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2019)
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