All Reviews

The Night Gardener Book Poster Image
age 10+
Deliciously macabre, well-spun tale for fans of horror.
By Jonathan Auxier
(2014)
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20 All-Time Greatest Hits! Music Poster Image
age 10+
Unbeatable soul and funk collection is a nonstop party.
By James Brown
(1991)
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I Lived on Butterfly Hill Book Poster Image
age 10+
Moving story of Chilean girl's escape from a dictatorship.
By Marjorie Agosin
(2014)
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The Great Bear Movie Poster Image
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age 10+
Captivating, moving tale with scares; best for older kids.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2014)
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Thomas Was Alone App Poster Image
age 10+
Completely charming -- and funny -- puzzle game.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2014)
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Carly Keene, Literary Detective: Braving the Brontes Book Poster Image
age 10+
Mysterious time-travel story for adventurous book lovers.
By Katherine Rue
(2014)
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Bunks TV Poster Image
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age 10+
Zombies at camp offer mischief, light scares for kids.
Network: Disney XD
(2014)
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"Rude" (CD single) Music Poster Image
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age 10+
Love prevails over dad's objections in fun reggae-pop song.
By Magic!
(2014)
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The Wide-Awake Princess, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 10+
Offbeat princess tale values girls with skills over looks.
By E.D. Baker
(2012)
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Rising Star TV Poster Image
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age 10+
Real-time voting gimmick can't save singing contest.
Network: ABC
(2014)
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Knightley & Son Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Clever, quirky kickoff to father-son detective series.
By Rohan Gavin
(2014)
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Unlocking the Spell: A Tale of the Wide-Awake Princess, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 10+
Second in alt princess series sparkles with wit, girl power.
By E.D. Baker
(2013)
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Call Me Claus Movie Poster Image
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age 10+
Predictable, dated holiday film is refreshingly multiracial.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2001)
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Going Deep with David Rees TV Poster Image
age 10+
Funny how-to show makes science fun. Some vocab.
Network: National Geographic Channel
(2014)
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"Break Free (feat. Zedd)" (CD single) Music Poster Image
age 10+
Clean, catchy dance/pop song for strong, independent girls.
By Ariana Grande
(2014)
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Upside Down in the Middle of Nowhere Book Poster Image
age 10+
Unflinching story of girl who survives Katrina.
By Julie T. Lamana
(2014)
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Dreamwood Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Fearless heroine tackles a deliciously creepy forest quest.
By Heather Mackey
(2014)
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Pawnography TV Poster Image
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age 10+
Quiz show spin-off is mild, informative.
Network: History
(2014)
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Underwater Dreams Movie Poster Image
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age 10+
Inspiring story about an underdog high school robotics team.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2014)
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Video Games: The Movie Movie Poster Image
age 10+
Homage to gaming pioneers is tween friendly but overlong.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2014)
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