Movie Reviews

Black Girl, White School: Thriving, Surviving, and "No, You Can't Touch My Hair" Book Poster Image
age 10+
Remarkable anthology brims with solidarity for Black girls.
By Olivia V. G. Clarke
(2020)
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The Witches Movie Poster Image
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age 10+
Campy but creepy Dahl adaptation has lots of spooky stuff.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2020)
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The Secret: Dare to Dream Movie Poster Image
age 10+
Self-help book inspires so-so romance; some peril.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2020)
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Just One More Story! App Poster Image
age 3+
Story recording in easy-to-use format, but few features.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2020)
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Switched Movie Poster Image
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age 10+
Positive messages, clichéd story in faith-based teen movie.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2020)
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Children of the Sea Movie Poster Image
age 10+
Slow pace, heavy themes in lengthy anime.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2020)
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Bookmarks: Celebrating Black Voices TV Poster Image
age 3+
Virtual book club for preschoolers spotlights Black authors.
Network: Netflix
(2020)
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The Personal History of David Copperfield Movie Poster Image
age 10+
Dickens' classic retold with comedic style; some violence.
In Theaters Now
(Release Year: 2020)
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One Year at Ellsmere Book Poster Image
age 10+
Absorbing graphic novel about friendship and fitting in.
By Faith Erin Hicks
(2020)
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Curious George TV Poster Image
age 3+
Simple lessons emerge in monkey's mischievous adventures.
Network: Peacock
(2020)
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Read Along: Mondays with Michelle Obama TV Poster Image
age 3+
Former First Lady hosts a virtual picture book story time.
Network: YouTube
(2020)
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Lockdown TV Poster Image
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age 10+
Fun mystery show reveals teens' emotions during quarantine.
Network: YouTube
(2020)
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Cleopatra in Space TV Poster Image
age 10+
Light, fun tween sci-fi series explores future and past.
Network: Peacock
(2020)
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The Baby-Sitters Club (2020) TV Poster Image
age 10+
Tween-friendly books-based reboot celebrates friendship.
Network: Netflix
(2020)
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Wintermoor Tactics Club Game Poster Image
age 10+
Delightful strategic story with charming visuals.
Platforms: Windows
(2020)
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Bloom: The Overthrow, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 10+
Killer plants take over the Earth in gripping series start.
By Kenneth Oppel
(2020)
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Little Women (2019) Movie Poster Image
age 10+
Poignant, beautifully made take on beloved sisterhood tale.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2019)
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Goodnight Moon/Buenas Noches, Luna 123: A Counting Book/Un Libro para Contar Book Poster Image
age 3+
Bedtime classic turned into fun bilingual counting book.
By Margaret Wise Brown
(2020)
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Home Base by Scholastic App Poster Image
age 10+
Book series fans meet, play in kid-friendly virtual world.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2020)
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Stargirl Movie Poster Image
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age 10+
Gentle book-based school drama has positive messages.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2020)
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