Movie Reviews

ThunderCats (1980s) TV Poster Image
age 7+
Classic 'toon's conflict is OK for older kids.
Network: Boomerang
(1985)
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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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Time Kid Movie Poster Image
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age 7+
Action-packed time-traveling adventure with some fighting.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2008)
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The Secret World of Arrietty Movie Poster Image
age 7+
Deeply felt anime about loneliness and friendship.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2012)
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Level Up TV Poster Image
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age 7+
Fantasy series dials back violence, ups the laughs for kids.
Network: Cartoon Network
(2012)
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Pippi Longstocking: Pippi Goes on Board Movie Poster Image
age 7+
Kitschy '70s Pippi adventures still fun, but no pirates.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1975)
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Little Nemo: Adventures in Slumberland Movie Poster Image
age 7+
Lots of fantasy fun, but watch out for nightmarish scares.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1992)
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Power Rangers Lost Galaxy TV Poster Image
age 7+
Villains and violence, but some worthwhile messages, too.
Network: CW
(1999)
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Rise of the Guardians Movie Poster Image
age 7+
Holiday icons defend childhood in gorgeous adventure.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2012)
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Nicholas St. North and the Battle of the Nightmare King: The Guardians, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 7+
Early days of Santa Claus are busy but not wholly engaging.
By William Joyce, Laura Geringer
(2011)
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Zita the Spacegirl Book Poster Image
age 7+
Brave girl seeks missing friend in exciting graphic novel.
By Ben Hatke
(2011)
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Legends of Zita the Spacegirl Book Poster Image
age 7+
Sequel has even more awesome bravery and action.
By Ben Hatke
(2012)
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Power Rangers Ninja Storm TV Poster Image
age 7+
Kids will love this violent, rather clever superhero show.
Network: ABC
(2003)
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Giants Beware! Book Poster Image
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age 7+
Fabulous medieval fairy tale with mighty girl heroine.
By Jorge Aguirre
(2012)
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The Wainscott Weasel Book Poster Image
age 7+
Charming tale of a weasel's adventure to protect his love.
By Tor Seidler
(1993)
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The Blue Bird Movie Poster Image
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age 7+
Shirley Temple fantasy has some scares, outdated ideas.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1940)
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Secrets of Droon Series Book Poster Image
age 7+
Simple but inventive series great for first fantasy reading.
By Tony Abbott
(1999)
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Eerie, Indiana TV Poster Image
age 7+
Short-lived '90s series is more fun than frightful.
Network: Hulu
(1991)
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Legends of Chima TV Poster Image
age 7+
Unique story, positive messages bolster LEGO-themed series.
Network: Cartoon Network
(2013)
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B-Daman Crossfire TV Poster Image
age 7+
So-so anime series' focus is on product marketing ploys.
Network: CW
(2013)
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