Game Reviews

Four Kids and It Movie Poster Image
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age 8+
Magical family adventure has positive messages, mild peril.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2020)
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Wayside School Beneath the Cloud of Doom: Wayside School, Book 4 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Sweet absurdity abounds with normal kids in a wacky school.
By Louis Sachar
(2020)
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Between Burning Worlds: System Devine, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 13+
Action-packed, exciting sequel heads to new moon and planet.
By Jessica Brody, Joanne Rendell
(2020)
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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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The Song of Names Movie Poster Image
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age 13+
Touching but slow mystery/drama about impact of Holocaust.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2019)
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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 Light in Hidden Places Book Poster Image
age 13+
Riveting true tale of Polish teen, Jewish family, Holocaust.
By Sharon Cameron
(2020)
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Never Rarely Sometimes Always Movie Poster Image
age 13+
Nonjudgmental teen abortion drama offers insight, info.
In Theaters Now
(Release Year: 2020)
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Charlie's Angels (2019) Movie Poster Image
age 13+
Super fun reboot mixes female empowerment, lots of violence.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2019)
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First Cow Movie Poster Image
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age 13+
Beautiful, slow-moving story of friendship and America.
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(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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Girls with Razor Hearts Book Poster Image
age 13+
Girls grapple with their value in exciting thriller.
By Suzanne Young
(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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My Hero Academia: Heroes Rising Movie Poster Image
age 13+
Imaginative but violent anime adventure has some swearing.
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(Release Year: 2020)
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Rune Factory 4 Special Game Poster Image
age 13+
Farming and monster fighting combine for fantasy fun.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch
(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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Frankie Movie Poster Image
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age 13+
Uneven indie drama tackles mortality with fabulous cast.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2019)
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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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