Movie Reviews

Sherlock Jr. Movie Poster Image
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age 8+
Clever, fun-filled intro to silent movies (with subtitles).
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1924)
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Kenan & Kel TV Poster Image
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age 8+
Mischievous adventures of two teens is all about the laughs.
Network: Nickelodeon
(1996)
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All That TV Poster Image
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age 8+
Funny '90s sketch comedy can spark discussion with tweens.
Network: Nickelodeon
(1994)
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Hugo Movie Poster Image
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age 8+
Spectacular book adaptation is great for tweens and up.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2011)
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FIFA Soccer 12 Game Poster Image
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age 8+
One of the best (and best-looking) sports simulations.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo Wii, PSP, PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360
(2011)
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James and the Giant Peach Book Poster Image
age 8+
Lonely boy's magical adventure still satisfies.
By Roald Dahl
(1961)
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Skylanders Spyro's Adventure Game Poster Image
age 8+
Toy figurines become characters in exciting action game.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo Wii, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360
(2011)
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A.N.T. Farm Soundtrack Music Poster Image
age 8+
More of a China Anne McClain album than TV show soundtrack.
By Various Artists
(2011)
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The Phantom Tollbooth Book Poster Image
age 8+
Trip to enchanted world excites learning in kids' classic.
By Norton Juster
(1961)
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Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Cabin Fever Book Poster Image
age 8+
Snowstorm tale lacks some punch but stays funny in 6th book.
By Jeff Kinney
(2011)
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Minecraft App Poster Image
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age 8+
Worthy spin-off of popular PC game encourages creativity.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire
(2011)
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Book Creator App Poster Image
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age 8+
Magically easy way to create and publish books.
Devices: iPad, Chromebook
(2011)
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The One and Only Ivan Book Poster Image
age 8+
Heartwarming story of a heroic, artistic, captive gorilla.
By Katherine Applegate
(2012)
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"What Makes You Beautiful" (CD Single) Music Poster Image
age 8+
Boy band sings about true beauty; great message for tweens.
By One Direction
(2012)
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Up All Night Music Poster Image
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age 8+
Boy band's debut album is surprisingly solid; OK for tweens.
By One Direction
(2012)
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Brave Movie Poster Image
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age 8+
Mother-daughter princess tale has some very scary scenes.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2012)
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The Legend of Korra TV Poster Image
age 8+
Strong heroine, positive messages make great fantasy series.
Network: Nickelodeon
(2012)
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"One Thing" (CD Single) Music Poster Image
age 8+
Sweet boy-band tune about young love will make tweens swoon.
By One Direction
(2012)
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The Odd Life of Timothy Green Movie Poster Image
age 8+
Tearjerking family drama about the magic of raising a kid.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2012)
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Cardcaptor Sakura TV Poster Image
age 8+
Cute action-packed magical girl anime with romance.
Network: WB, Cartoon Network, Nickelodeon
(2001)
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