Movie Reviews

End of the Century: The Story of the Ramones Movie Poster Image
age 13+
Stellar docu on influential punk band; talk of drugs, drink.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2005)
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Dance Central 3 Game Poster Image
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age 13+
Fun and active dancing game for groups, now with story mode.
Platforms: Xbox 360
(2012)
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Bad Kitty School Daze Book Poster Image
age 7+
Hilarious fun when cranky Kitty goes to obedience school.
By Nick Bruel
(2013)
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Bad Kitty Drawn to Trouble Book Poster Image
age 7+
Zany hijinks disguise terrific storytelling lesson.
By Nick Bruel
(2014)
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Fly Away Book Poster Image
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age 7+
Warm, poetic family story shows sweet sibling relationship.
By Patricia MacLachlan
(2014)
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Sing Street Movie Poster Image
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age 13+
Brilliant (if edgy) musical drama celebrates creativity.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2016)
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Basil of Baker Street: The Great Mouse Detective, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 7+
Classic, cute series about Sherlock-like mouse sleuth.
By Eve Titus
(2016)
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Bad Kitty Takes the Test Book Poster Image
age 7+
Sympathetic, sly send-up of testing is both smart and funny.
By Nick Bruel
(2017)
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The Last Waltz Movie Poster Image
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age 13+
Outstanding '70s concert docu has smoking, drinking.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1978)
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Lulu Series Book Poster Image
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age 7+
Delightful adventures of young girl caring for animals.
By Hilary McKay
(2014)
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The Language of Thorns: Midnight Tales and Dangerous Magic Book Poster Image
age 13+
Deliciously dark, illustrated Grisha world fairy tales.
By Leigh Bardugo
(2017)
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Jane, Unlimited Book Poster Image
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age 13+
Five offbeat, inventive stories in one wild mansion.
By Kristin Cashore
(2017)
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Chuchel Game Poster Image
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age 7+
Madcap puzzle game delights as much as it challenges.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2018)
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Summer Bird Blue Book Poster Image
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age 13+
Emotional novel deals with death, grief, and abandonment.
By Akemi Dawn Bowman
(2018)
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Somewhere Only We Know Book Poster Image
age 13+
K-pop star steps out in romantic "Roman Holiday" retelling.
By Maurene Goo
(2019)
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Wallace & Gromit in Three Amazing Adventures Movie Poster Image
age 7+
Witty Claymation shorts with whole-family appeal.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1990)
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Okami HD Game Poster Image
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age 13+
Stunning adventure feels like an art painting come to life.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 2, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2018)
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Marley Movie Poster Image
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age 13+
Comprehensive docu on iconic reggae musician.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2012)
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Pippi Longstocking: Pippi in the South Seas Movie Poster Image
age 7+
Kitschy '70s Pippi is kid adventure-fantasy at its best.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2005)
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Karaoke Revolution Glee: Volume 3 Game Poster Image
age 13+
"Gleeks" will love singing songs, but some have teen themes.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii, Xbox 360
(2011)
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