TV Reviews

Secret Society of Second-Born Royals Movie Poster Image
age 8+
Teen superhero fantasy has adventure, action, and peril.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2020)
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Public Trust Movie Poster Image
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age 10+
Engaging docu about outdoor access sparks critical thinking.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2020)
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Trollhunters: Defenders of Arcadia Game Poster Image
age 10+
Good looking adaptation is hurt by basic gameplay and bugs.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2020)
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Break the Silence: The Movie Movie Poster Image
age 10+
Bland docu about K-pop boy band BTS contains consumerism.
In Theaters Now
(Release Year: 2020)
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Deck 'Em! App Poster Image
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age 10+
Interesting card battle game takes boxing into a new arena.
Devices: iPhone, iPad
(2020)
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I Can See Your Voice TV Poster Image
age 10+
Lively game show features talent, guts, some stereotypes.
Network: Fox
(2020)
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The Secret: Dare to Dream Movie Poster Image
age 10+
Self-help book inspires so-so romance; some peril.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2020)
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The Silver Arrow Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Sister and brother steer magic train in whimsical fantasy.
By Lev Grossman
(2020)
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The American Barbecue Showdown TV Poster Image
age 10+
Barbecue cooking competition show is loose, fun.
Network: Netflix
(2020)
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Super Mario 3D All-Stars Game Poster Image
age 8+
Fantastic must-have collection of classic Mario games.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch
(2020)
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Julie and the Phantoms TV Poster Image
age 8+
Heartwarming series wins with music, emotional honesty.
Network: Netflix
(2020)
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Skunk and Badger, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Funny tale of offbeat animal friendship has kindness, depth.
By Amy Timberlake
(2020)
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Sing On! TV Poster Image
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age 8+
Lively, fun amateur karaoke singing game has some innuendo.
Network: Netflix
(2020)
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Spelunky 2 Game Poster Image
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age 10+
Treasure hunting sequel digs deep for frantic fun.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Windows
(2020)
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Teen Titans Go! vs Teen Titans TV Poster Image
age 8+
TT universe cross-over movie is irreverent and fun.
Network: Cartoon Network, Hulu
(2019)
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Thank You for Voting Young Readers' Edition: The Past, Present, and Future of Voting Book Poster Image
age 10+
Lively fact-filled guide informs and inspires future voters.
By Erin Geiger Smith
(2020)
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Overloot App Poster Image
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age 10+
Overly simple pay-to-win action shouldn't appeal to anyone.
Devices: iPhone, iPad, Android
(2020)
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AVICII Invector Game Poster Image
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age 10+
Fun interactive celebration of late DJ.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2020)
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Guardian Tales App Poster Image
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age 10+
Fun throwback tale with lots to do but little handholding.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2020)
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Mr. Lemoncello and the Titanium Ticket: Mr. Lemoncello's Library, Book 5 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Lively nod to Willy Wonka rewards teamwork, empathy.
By Chris Grabenstein
(2020)
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