Movie Reviews

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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Maidentrip Movie Poster Image
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age 13+
Excellent docu about teen sailor; some brief profanity.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2013)
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Bill Nye the Science Guy TV Poster Image
age 7+
Fantastically fun classic is perfect formula for learning.
Network: PBS Kids
(1998)
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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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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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Scientists Get Dressed Book Poster Image
age 7+
Info-packed look at what scientists wear to do their jobs.
By Deborah Lee Rose
(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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Jaws Movie Poster Image
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age 13+
'70s classic horror tale is still scary as ever.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2000)
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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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Dolphin Tale Movie Poster Image
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age 7+
Heartwarming tale is sweet, inspiring for kids and tweens.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2011)
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Return to Nim's Island Movie Poster Image
age 7+
Adventure sequel is well-rounded, family-friendly fare.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2013)
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Siege and Storm: The Grisha Trilogy, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 13+
Shadow and Bone sequel steps up love triangle.
By Leigh Bardugo
(2013)
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Pet Rescue Saga App Poster Image
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age 13+
Great gameplay, but pet theme lures kids too young to play.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2014)
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Jacques Cousteau's Ocean Tales TV Poster Image
age 7+
Sea explorations promote conservation but can be tense.
Network: Online
(2002)
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