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Movie Reviews

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone Movie Poster Image
age 7+
First Potter movie is a magical ride but also intense.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2001)
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Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets Movie Poster Image
age 8+
Action- and creature-packed Potter sequel.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2002)
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The Wednesday Wars Book Poster Image
age 10+
Funny, breathtakingly poignant '60s coming-of-age tale.
By Gary D. Schmidt
(2007)
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Recess TV Poster Image
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age 7+
Engaging cartoon celebrates playground time.
Network: ABC
(1997)
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Spider-Man Movie Poster Image
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age 11+
Fun movie, but may be too intense for younger kids.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2002)
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The City of Ember Book Poster Image
age 8+
Part fantasy, part mystery, part treasure hunt.
By Jeanne DuPrau
(2004)
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Messenger: The Giver, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 11+
Mythic vibe in engaging story of boy with healing powers.
By Lois Lowry
(2014)
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Free Willy Movie Poster Image
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age 6+
A wayward boy befriends a moody killer whale.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1993)
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Hey Arnold! TV Poster Image
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age 7+
Strong storytelling and characters mark worthwhile cartoon.
Network: Nickelodeon, Nicktoons
(1996)
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Boy Meets World TV Poster Image
age 10+
A boy deals with friends and girls in classic tween sitcom.
Network: Disney Channel
(1993)
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Glory Movie Poster Image
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age 16+
Excellent Civil War movie has graphic violence, profanity.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1989)
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The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air TV Poster Image
age 11+
Good-natured sitcom that the family can enjoy together.
Network: Nickelodeon, Syndicated, TeenNick
(1990)
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Bud, Not Buddy Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Well-crafted tale of an orphan's search for home.
By Christopher Paul Curtis
(1999)
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Zoom TV Poster Image
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age 8+
Fun and games for middle-elementary kids.
Network: PBS
(1999)
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Air Bud Movie Poster Image
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age 6+
Sweet dog tale has some peril and mature themes.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1997)
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The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe: The Chronicles of Narnia, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Classic Narnia tale has exciting battles, Christian themes.
By C.S. Lewis
(1950)
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Fireman Sam TV Poster Image
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age 3+
Charming Welsh show teaches preschoolers safety.
Network: Sprout
(1987)
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Oswald TV Poster Image
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age 3+
Witty, gentle, surreal; ideal for preschoolers.
Network: Nick Jr.
(2001)
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The Mysterious Benedict Society Book Poster Image
age 9+
Suspenseful mystery with a Lemony Snicket vibe.
By Trenton Lee Stewart
(2007)
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Star Trek: The Next Generation TV Poster Image
age 8+
Still going boldly, updated series is fun for all.
Network: Syndicated
(1987)
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