All Reviews

Kira-Kira Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Girl faces racism, sister's cancer in touching tale.
By Cynthia Kadohata
(2005)
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Fairest Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Handmaid to queen discovers true beauty in charming fantasy.
By Gail Carson Levine
(2006)
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The Wednesday Wars Book Poster Image
age 10+
Funny, breathtakingly poignant '60s coming-of-age tale.
By Gary D. Schmidt
(2007)
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Little Giants Movie Poster Image
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age 10+
Underdog comedy with potty humor and positive messages.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1999)
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The Bingo Long Traveling All-Stars and Motor Kings Movie Poster Image
age 10+
Overlooked baseball gem for the whole family.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1976)
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Strictly Ballroom Movie Poster Image
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age 10+
Zany ballroom dance farce is a romantic treat.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1992)
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Princess Academy Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Would-be princesses show grit, wisdom in empowering tale.
By Shannon Hale
(2006)
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Holiday Movie Poster Image
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age 10+
Old-fashioned Grant/Hepburn classic still charms.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1938)
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The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate Book Poster Image
age 10+
Newbery Honor book about a smart Southern tomboy in 1899.
By Jacqueline Kelly
(2009)
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Inside Out and Back Again Book Poster Image
age 10+
Inspiring, educational immigrant story told in free verse.
By Thanhha Lai
(2011)
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Small Acts of Amazing Courage Book Poster Image
age 10+
Feisty heroine provides eye-opening look at colonial India.
By Gloria Whelan
(2011)
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A League of Their Own Movie Poster Image
age 10+
Terrific tweens-and-up story of women's baseball.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1992)
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The Chronicles of Harris Burdick Book Poster Image
age 10+
Superb stories by top authors spring from surreal images.
By Chris Van Allsburg
(2011)
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The Lions of Little Rock Book Poster Image
age 10+
Poignant story of a shy girl who speaks for social justice.
By Kristin Levine
(2012)
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The Amazing Adventures of John Smith, Jr., aka Houdini Book Poster Image
age 10+
Relatable, realistic story of a teen boy in a rough 'hood.
By Peter Johnson
(2012)
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Crow Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Irresistible boy narrator faces turn-of-20th-century racism.
By Barbara Wright
(2012)
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That's What I Am Movie Poster Image
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age 10+
Message movie about tolerance has a few mature themes.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2011)
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Standing Ovation Movie Poster Image
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age 10+
Tween musical competition with mean behavior, name-calling.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2010)
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Planet Tad Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Indignities of middle school fill funny blog novel.
By Tim Carvell
(2012)
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Summer of the Gypsy Moths Book Poster Image
age 10+
Captivating story of resilient girls has some dark moments.
By Sara Pennypacker
(2012)
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