App Reviews

The Swan Princess: A Royal Wedding Movie Poster Image
age 5+
Chinese-inspired tale has positive messages, mild scares.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2020)
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Bayala: A Magical Adventure Movie Poster Image
age 5+
Elves overcome prejudice to work together in animated tale.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2020)
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Truth and Tales - Kids Stories App Poster Image
age 5+
Folk tales look great, but interactive elements disappoint.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2020)
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The Swan Princess: Kingdom of Music Movie Poster Image
age 5+
Sweet fairy tale romance, positive messages, mild action.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2019)
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Behind the Curve Movie Poster Image
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age 12+
Excellent, relevant docu about conspiracy theories.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2018)
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Libby, by OverDrive App Poster Image
age 5+
Browse, borrow books with online library; filters available.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2019)
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The Emperor's Newest Clothes TV Poster Image
age 5+
Musical retelling has standout themes of honesty, humility.
Network: HBO
(2018)
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Missy Mila Twisted Tales TV Poster Image
age 5+
Playful storytelling from an animated 8-year-old.
Network: YouTube
(2005)
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The Prince and the Dressmaker Book Poster Image
age 12+
Charming, cross-dressing prince breaks the fairy tale mold.
By Jen Wang
(2018)
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Red Riding Hood App Poster Image
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age 5+
Alternative plot twists give clever update to classic.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2018)
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Gone Rogue: Wires and Nerve, Vol. 2: The Lunar Chronicles Series Book Poster Image
age 12+
Graphic novel series ender has both action and depth.
By Marissa Meyer
(2018)
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Geekerella: Once Upon a Con, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 12+
Charming "Cinderella" update set in world of sci-fi fandom.
By Ashley Poston
(2017)
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Heartless Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Queen of Hearts origin story is fanciful, not too dark.
By Marissa Meyer
(2016)
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Tales of the Peculiar Book Poster Image
age 12+
Gore, sweetness in kids' tales from Miss Peregrine's world.
By Ransom Riggs
(2016)
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The Complete Fairytale Play Theater App Poster Image
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age 5+
Creative open-ended storytelling, but some drawbacks.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2016)
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Disney Princess: Charmed Adventures App Poster Image
age 5+
Solid graphics, some fun, but shallow games and purchases.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2016)
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Reigns App Poster Image
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age 12+
Simple but funny text-based strategy has implied violence.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2016)
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Everland Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Steampunk version of Peter Pan takes a dark turn.
By Wendy Spinale
(2016)
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King & King Book Poster Image
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age 5+
Prince marries a guy in fun fairy-tale twist.
By Linda de Haan, Stern Nijland
(2003)
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Stars Above: A Lunar Chronicles Collection Book Poster Image
age 12+
Series fans get their last hurrah with nine short stories.
By Marissa Meyer
(2016)
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