Book Reviews

Life of Pi Book Poster Image
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age 16+
Fascinating survival tale with animal facts, gory detail.
By Yann Martel
(2001)
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Magic Tree House Series Book Poster Image
age 6+
Fun, educational chapter books have something for everyone.
By Mary Pope Osborne
(1992)
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Finding Dory Movie Poster Image
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age 6+
Delightful sequel promotes teamwork; some sadness, scares.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2016)
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Bubble Guppies: Guppy Style! TV Poster Image
age 3+
Friendly crew learns about identity in charming special.
Network: Nick Jr.
(2016)
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Adventure Time: Islands Movie Poster Image
age 9+
Beautiful animated miniseries explores a deep backstory.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2017)
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Chasing Coral Movie Poster Image
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age 9+
Awe-inspiring, poignant docu tracks decline of coral reefs.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2017)
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Finding Nemo Movie Poster Image
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age 5+
Sweet father-son tale has some very scary moments.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2003)
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Jaws Movie Poster Image
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age 13+
'70s classic horror tale is still scary as ever.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2000)
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March of the Penguins Movie Poster Image
age 6+
Stunning, loving documentary; some intense peril.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2005)
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Percy Jackson's Greek Gods Book Poster Image
age 9+
Huge gift book of Percy-narrated Greek myths is tons of fun.
By Rick Riordan
(2014)
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Planet Earth II TV Poster Image
age 6+
Nature documentary sequel is a visual triumph.
Network: BBC America
(2016)
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The Little Mermaid Movie Poster Image
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age 5+
Superb, entertaining animated musical has some scary stuff.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1989)
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Dolphin Tale Movie Poster Image
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age 7+
Heartwarming tale is sweet, inspiring for kids and tweens.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2011)
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The Mark of Athena: The Heroes of Olympus, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 10+
Seven demigods in one sweet ride are off to save Rome.
By Rick Riordan
(2012)
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The Blood of Olympus: The Heroes of Olympus, Book 5 Book Poster Image
age 10+
Satisfying finale full of gods, giants, and fond farewells.
By Rick Riordan
(2014)
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H2O: Mermaid Adventures TV Poster Image
age 7+
Animated version of hit Aussie series makes a splash.
Network: Netflix
(2015)
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Puffin Rock TV Poster Image
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age 3+
Young bird's adventures celebrate curiosity, relationships.
Network: Netflix
(2015)
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The Shallows Movie Poster Image
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age 13+
Blake Lively vs. shark in tense, bloody ocean thriller.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2016)
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The Deep TV Poster Image
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age 7+
Fantastic family-focused adventure explores the vast ocean.
Network: Netflix
(2016)
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Wild Kratts: Creatures of the Deep Sea TV Poster Image
age 7+
Beloved animal pros go underwater in fab animated special.
Network: PBS Kids
(2016)
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