App Reviews

Things Seen from Above Book Poster Image
age 8+
Kids discover a quirky loner's talent in lovely, kind story.
By Shelley Pearsall
(2020)
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Animal Crossing: New Horizons Game Poster Image
age 7+
The island life is idyllic in this latest adventure sim.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch
(2020)
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Love Your Body Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Uplifting book for tweens celebrates all kinds of bodies.
By Jessica Sanders
(2020)
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The Adventure of A.R.I.: My Robot Friend Movie Poster Image
age 7+
Fun robot movie with teen heroes has suspense, mild action.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2020)
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Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Rescue Team DX Game Poster Image
age 8+
Spin-off remake is cute, but easy and repetitive.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch
(2020)
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Confessions of a Dork Lord Book Poster Image
age 8+
Tale of magic-impaired underdog on quest is slow, overdone.
By Mike Johnston
(2020)
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From the Desk of Zoe Washington Book Poster Image
age 8+
Girl works to clear her father of a crime in smart tale.
By Janae Marks
(2020)
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Pokemon: Mewtwo Strikes Back -- Evolution Movie Poster Image
age 8+
Cartoon violence in computer-animated remake.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2020)
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Mr. Magoo (2019) TV Poster Image
age 7+
Fun update about disaster-prone man has fantasy violence.
Network: CBS All Access
(2019)
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Swift Movie Poster Image
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age 7+
Orphaned bird looks for his true home; scares and suspense.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2020)
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Sega Ages Sonic the Hedgehog 2 Game Poster Image
age 8+
Definitive version of the Sonic classic races to Switch.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch
(2020)
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Here in the Real World Book Poster Image
age 8+
Funny, relatable tale of tweens gardening in the ruins.
By Sara Pennypacker
(2020)
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Zombies 2 TV Poster Image
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age 8+
Sweet sequel promotes inclusion, challenges stereotypes.
Network: Disney Channel
(2020)
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Max & Maestro TV Poster Image
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age 7+
Charming series teaches music appreciation across genres.
Network: Kidstream
(2019)
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Extraordinary Women App Poster Image
age 7+
Exceptional stories and self-reflection offer inspiration.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2020)
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Diana: Princess of the Amazons Book Poster Image
age 8+
Vibrant, gentle origin story shows Wonder Woman as tween.
By Shannon Hale, Dean Hale
(2020)
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Playing with Fire Movie Poster Image
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age 8+
Cena charms, but slapstick-heavy comedy doesn't fully spark.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2019)
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It's Pony TV Poster Image
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age 7+
Funny, lighthearted show centers on unusual friendship.
Network: Nickelodeon
(2020)
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Notorious Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Wacky tale of middle schooler, '30s gangsters, murdered dog.
By Gordon Korman
(2020)
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The Healing Powers of Dude TV Poster Image
age 7+
Uneven comedy about anxiety encourages empathy, diversity.
Network: Netflix
(2020)
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