Game Reviews

Hooked on Phonics Learn & Read App Poster Image
age 3+
Super, step-by-step reading journey starts with the basics.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire
(2020)
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David Byrne's American Utopia Movie Poster Image
age 12+
Brilliant, uplifting performance is optimistic about America
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2020)
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The Power of We: A Sesame Street Special TV Poster Image
age 3+
Superb Sesame special teaches anti-racism to preschoolers.
Network: PBS Kids, HBO Max
(2020)
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The Jackbox Party Pack 7 Game Poster Image
age 12+
Fun party games have iffy content that can be filtered out.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2020)
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Blackpink: Light Up the Sky Movie Poster Image
age 12+
Compelling docu reveals human side of K-pop phenomenon
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2020)
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The ABCs of Back to School: A CNN/Sesame Street Town Hall for Families TV Poster Image
age 3+
Sesame Street special tackles 2020 back-to-school season.
Network: CNN
(2020)
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Super Monsters: Dia de los Monsters Movie Poster Image
age 3+
Super Monsters celebrate Día de los Muertos in cute special.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2020)
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I Am Dead Game Poster Image
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age 12+
Mature themes handled delicately in heartwarming puzzler.
Platforms: Mac, Nintendo Switch, Windows
(2020)
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Julián at the Wedding Book Poster Image
age 3+
Julián and friend find fun, magic in sweet, affirming tale.
By Jessica Love
(2020)
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Defying Gravity TV Poster Image
age 12+
Docu pays homage to female gymnastics; some heavy themes.
Network: YouTube
(2020)
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Gustavo, the Shy Ghost Book Poster Image
age 3+
A ghostly sweet tale of courage and friendship.
By Flavia Z. Drago
(2020)
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PBS KIDS Talk About: Race and Racism TV Poster Image
age 3+
Fabulous special helps young kids confront, discuss racism.
Network: PBS Kids, PBS Kids. Online, YouTube
(2020)
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A Call to Spy Movie Poster Image
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age 12+
Inspirational story of female WWII spies has war violence.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2020)
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Jiang Ziya Movie Poster Image
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age 12+
Violence, language in Chinese myth-based animation.
In Theaters Now
(Release Year: 2020)
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We Are Not Free Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Powerful tale of Japanese American resilience during WWII.
By Traci Chee
(2020)
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All Because of You Movie Poster Image
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age 12+
Dreadful subtitled romcom has some violence.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2020)
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Canticos Bilingual Preschool App Poster Image
age 3+
Games, sing-alongs, and books promote bilingual learning.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2020)
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All This Time Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Message of teen love and grief gets lost in contrived plot.
By Mikki Daughtry, Rachael Lippincott
(2020)
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Skyhunter Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Silent warrior fights supersoldiers in exciting sci-fi.
By Marie Lu
(2020)
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Whose Vote Counts, Explained TV Poster Image
age 12+
Docu series explains complicated U.S. electoral system.
Network: Netflix
(2020)
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