All Reviews

The Shadow Cadets of Pennyroyal Academy: Pennyroyal Academy, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 10+
Lessons, magic, gore in exciting princess-school sequel.
By M.A. Larson
(2016)
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Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games (Wii U) Game Poster Image
age 10+
Decent collection of sports games just misses the gold.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo Wii U
(2016)
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An Author's Odyssey: The Land of Stories, Book 5 Book Poster Image
age 10+
Pirates, space aliens, mummies add to mishmash mayhem.
By Chris Colfer
(2016)
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Lily and Dunkin Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Sensitive story of misfits striving to be their real selves.
By Donna Gephart
(2016)
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Chesapeake Shores TV Poster Image
age 10+
Book-based drama series offers feel-good content.
Network: Hallmark Channel
(2016)
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Jessica Darling's It List Movie Poster Image
age 10+
Uneven junior high coming-of-age tale has comic stereotypes.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2016)
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Spaced Out: Moon Base Alpha, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 10+
Science-packed mystery set on moon explores human nature.
By Stuart Gibbs
(2016)
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Summerlost Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Deeply moving story of grieving girl trying to move on.
By Ally Condie
(2016)
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As Brave as You Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Poignant summer adventure brims with family love and hope.
By Jason Reynolds
(2016)
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Seven Wonders Book 5: The Legend of the Rift Book Poster Image
age 10+
Action high, character growth low in series wrap-up.
By Peter Lerangis
(2016)
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We Will Not Be Silent: The White Rose Student Resistance Movement That Defied Adolf Hitler Book Poster Image
age 10+
Heart-stopping true story of students who resisted Nazis.
By Russell Freedman
(2016)
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Wolf Hollow Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Tween's search for justice is intense and beautiful.
By Lauren Wolk
(2016)
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The Von Trapp Family: A Life of Music Movie Poster Image
age 10+
Classic tale from daughter's viewpoint; some violence.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2016)
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Counting Thyme Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Sensitive, engaging tale of girl with seriously ill brother.
By Melanie Conklin
(2016)
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Hour of the Bees Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Tween finds herself and her roots in gripping magical tale.
By Lindsay Eagar
(2016)
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The Land of Forgotten Girls Book Poster Image
age 10+
Sisters search for hope in heartbreaking coming-of-age tale.
By Erin Entrada Kelly
(2016)
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Fuller House TV Poster Image
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age 10+
Nostalgia bolsters family-centric sequel of '80s sitcom.
Network: Netflix
(2016)
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Secrets of the Dragon Tomb: Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 10+
High-spirited, funny steampunk adventure on Mars.
By Patrick Samphire
(2016)
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The Nest Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Poignant sick-sibling tale blurs lines of real and imagined.
By Kenneth Oppel
(2015)
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Walt Before Mickey Movie Poster Image
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age 10+
Watered-down "young Disney" biopic is too bland to appeal.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2015)
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