Movie Reviews

 
Pinkalicious & Peterrific: Cupid Calls It Quits TV Poster Image
age 3+
Sweet preschool Valentine special spreads love, gratitude.
Network: PBS Kids
(2021)
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Esme & Roy: Holiday Spirit/Snow Worries TV Poster Image
age 3+
Mindful monster cuteness, fun in winter-themed special.
Network: HBO Max
(2020)
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Super Monsters: Santa's Super Monster Helpers TV Poster Image
age 3+
Preschool monsters team with Santa in great holiday special.
Network: Netflix
(2020)
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5 More Sleeps 'Til Christmas Book Poster Image
age 3+
Happy story, warm illustrations capture holiday excitement.
By Jimmy Fallon
(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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Black Christmas Movie Poster Image
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age 14+
Haywire holiday horror remake takes a feminist position.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2019)
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Peppa Celebrates Chinese New Year Movie Poster Image
age 3+
Great holiday explainer best for young Mandarin speakers.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2019)
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Halloween - Where Is My Hat? App Poster Image
age 3+
Whack-a-mole meets Simon Says in fun impulse-control game.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2019)
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Between Us and Abuela: A Family Story from the Border Book Poster Image
age 3+
Heartwarming Christmas story set at the U.S.-Mexico border.
By Mitali Perkins
(2019)
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KidzByte - Curated News for Curious Minds App Poster Image
age 14+
Pressure to buy, privacy issues, typos tarnish cool idea.
Devices: Android
(2019)
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Life-Size 2 TV Poster Image
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age 14+
Lackluster sequel struggles to find appropriate audience.
Network: Freeform
(2018)
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All-of-a-Kind Family Hanukkah Book Poster Image
age 3+
Little sister finds way to contribute in warm holiday story.
By Emily Jenkins
(2018)
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Construction Site on Christmas Night Book Poster Image
age 3+
Hardworking trucks get perfect gifts in sweet bedtime tale.
By Sherri Duskey Rinker
(2018)
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We Are Grateful: Otsaliheliga Book Poster Image
age 3+
Warm celebration of Cherokee families' year-round gratitude.
By Traci Sorell
(2018)
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A Big Mooncake for Little Star Book Poster Image
age 3+
Girl sneaks nibbles, mooncake wanes in cozy bedtime charmer.
By Grace Lin
(2018)
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Fangsgiving Book Poster Image
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age 3+
Vampire learns the meaning of family in funny holiday tale.
By Ethan Long
(2018)
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Daddy's Home 2 Movie Poster Image
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age 14+
Blended-family sequel has crass humor, iffy messages.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2017)
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Boo 2! A Madea Halloween Movie Poster Image
age 14+
Crude, tired jokes and drug use weigh down Madea sequel.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2017)
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Valensteins Book Poster Image
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age 3+
Monsters learn about love in funny Valentine's Day tale.
By Ethan Long
(2017)
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A Storybots Christmas TV Poster Image
age 3+
One kid's big question leads to lots of holiday fun.
Network: Netflix
(2017)
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