Movie Reviews

Enola Holmes: The Case of the Missing Marquess: The Enola Holmes Mysteries, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Teen girl detective is a fun twist on famous family name.
By Nancy Springer
(2007)
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Dragons in a Bag Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Exciting tale of New York kid's journey to magical world.
By Zetta Elliott
(2018)
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The One and Only Ivan Movie Poster Image
age 8+
Big-hearted adaptation should please fans of the book.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2020)
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The Secret Garden (2020) Movie Poster Image
age 8+
Adaptation has positive themes but falls short on magic.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2020)
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Growing Up Great!: The Ultimate Puberty Book for Boys Book Poster Image
age 8+
Encouraging puberty guide covers emotional growth, too.
By Scott Todnem
(2019)
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Weird but True TV Poster Image
age 8+
Comedy + science = fun learning experience for tweens.
Network: Disney+
(2016)
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What Sam Sees TV Poster Image
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age 8+
Kid-friendly diving adventures educate and entertain.
Network: Disney+, NatGeoWild
(2017)
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Rowley Jefferson's Awesome Friendly Adventure Book Poster Image
age 8+
Rowley gets creative in funny Wimpy Kid spin-off tale.
By Jeff Kinney
(2020)
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Radical Rabbit Stew Game Poster Image
age 8+
Retro action/puzzler is a tasty snack-sized treat.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2020)
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HBO Max: Stream TV & Movies App Poster Image
age 8+
Easy parent controls make streamer safer for kids.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2020)
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Home Movie: The Princess Bride TV Poster Image
age 8+
Star-studded remake is most fun for original film's fans.
Network: Quibi
(2020)
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Four Kids and It Movie Poster Image
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age 8+
Magical family adventure has positive messages, mild peril.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2020)
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Into the Unknown: Making Frozen 2 TV Poster Image
age 8+
Heartfelt behind-the-scene doc shows Frozen 2 in the making.
Network: Disney+
(2020)
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Summer in Mara Game Poster Image
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age 8+
Beautiful eco-friendly adventure best played at slow pace.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Windows
(2020)
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Artemis Fowl Movie Poster Image
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age 8+
Book-based fantasy has strong cast, peril, dense plot.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2020)
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2040 Movie Poster Image
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age 8+
Hopeful docu about ways to help save the environment.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2020)
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The Big Flower Fight TV Poster Image
age 8+
Colorful flower sculpting competition is mellow, creative.
Network: Netflix
(2020)
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Patchwork: The Game App Poster Image
age 8+
Board game and puzzles stitched together into fun.
Devices: iPhone, iPad, Android
(2020)
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Once Upon an Eid: Stories of Hope and Joy by 15 Muslim Voices Book Poster Image
age 8+
Lots of great life lessons as families celebrate holiday.
By S.K. Ali, Aisha Saeed
(2020)
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The Queen Bee and Me Book Poster Image
age 8+
Relatable story about conformity has strong science content.
By Gillian McDunn
(2020)
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