TV Reviews

Martin Morning TV Poster Image
age 5+
Cute French series has positive lessons about acceptance.
Network: Kidstream
(2018)
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The Letter for the King TV Poster Image
age 11+
Underdog hero stands out in book-based fantasy series.
Network: Netflix
(2020)
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Jumanji: The Next Level Movie Poster Image
age 11+
Charming sequel offers generational humor but can get dark.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2019)
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Star Wars: Episode IX: The Rise of Skywalker Movie Poster Image
age 11+
Action-packed end of iconic series falls short of greatness.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2019)
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Wendy Movie Poster Image
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age 11+
Updated Peter Pan story has striking visuals, uneven plot.
In Theaters Now
(Release Year: 2020)
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Lassie (2014) TV Poster Image
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age 5+
Updated, wholesome series has some scary moments.
Network: CBS All Access
(2019)
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Odd Squad: Odd Beginnings TV Poster Image
age 5+
Problem-solving team takes resourcefulness on the road.
Network: PBS Kids
(2020)
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Jack Book Series Book Poster Image
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age 5+
Fun series, but few consequences for bunny's behavior.
By Mac Barnett
(2019)
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The Adventures of Paddington TV Poster Image
age 5+
Charming bear is back in series with sweet, gentle lessons.
Network: Nick Jr.
(2020)
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G.I. Joe: War on Cobra App Poster Image
age 11+
Classic cartoon goes mobile in new action-packed battles.
Devices: iPhone, iPad, Android
(2020)
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A New Beginning: Ranger's Apprentice: The Royal Ranger, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 11+
Promising spin-off series start with the first girl Ranger!
By John Flanagan
(2013)
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The Princess in Black and the Bathtime Battle Book Poster Image
age 5+
Princess-heroes team up to fight (and clean) stinky monster.
By Shannon Hale, Dean Hale
(2019)
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Go Fish Movie Poster Image
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age 5+
Endearing story blends sea life facts and mild action.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2019)
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StoryToys Jungle Book App Poster Image
age 5+
Classic story retold with games; beware in-app purchases.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire
(2019)
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Sofia Valdez, Future Prez Book Poster Image
age 5+
Girl takes on city hall in fun, diverse tale of persistence.
By Andrea Beaty
(2019)
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Rube Goldberg's Simple Normal Humdrum School Day Book Poster Image
age 5+
Funny, STEM-inspired story about reaction contraptions.
By Jennifer George
(2017)
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Spirit Riding Free: Pony Tales TV Poster Image
age 5+
Frontier friends return in fun mini-episodes, music videos.
Network: Netflix
(2019)
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Dragons: Rescue Riders TV Poster Image
age 5+
Cute adventure series brings dragon magic to younger crowd.
Network: Netflix
(2019)
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Frogger in Toy Town Game Poster Image
age 5+
Visually updated arcade classic stumbles with poor controls.
Platforms: Apple Arcade
(2019)
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Archibald's Next Big Thing TV Poster Image
age 5+
Sunny book character's adventures make for fun family show.
Network: Netflix
(2019)
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