Movie Reviews

Julie and the Phantoms TV Poster Image
age 8+
Heartwarming series wins with music, emotional honesty.
Network: Netflix
(2020)
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Mr. Lemoncello and the Titanium Ticket: Mr. Lemoncello's Library, Book 5 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Lively nod to Willy Wonka rewards teamwork, empathy.
By Chris Grabenstein
(2020)
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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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Finish the Fight: The Brave and Revolutionary Women Who Fought for the Right to Vote Book Poster Image
age 8+
Inspiring history of the suffrage movement's women of color.
By Veronica Chambers, The Staff of the New York Times
(2020)
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Score A Friend Website Poster Image
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age 8+
Program synopses serve as an invitation to get involved.
URL: https://www.scoreafriend.org
(2020)
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How Women Won the Vote: Alice Paul, Lucy Burns, and Their Big Idea Book Poster Image
age 8+
Lively story of bold leaders in U.S. suffrage movement.
By Susan Campbell Bartoletti
(2020)
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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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Diana and the Island of No Return: Wonder Woman Adventures, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Charm, action as future superhero fights to save her home.
By Aisha Saeed
(2020)
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Celebrate Your Body (and Its Changes, Too!): The Ultimate Puberty Book for Girls Book Poster Image
age 8+
Pitch-perfect, body-positive puberty guide for young tweens.
By Sonya Renee Taylor
(2018)
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Kids, Race and Unity: A Nick News Special TV Poster Image
age 8+
Star-studded special is a great conversation starter.
Network: Nickelodeon
(2020)
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The Amber Anthem: 5 Worlds, Book 4 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Gorgeous art buoys slower-moving sci-fi sequel.
By Mark Siegel, Alexis Siegel
(2020)
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Karma TV Poster Image
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age 8+
Doing good pays off in super-positive teen competition show.
Network: HBO Max
(2020)
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Lessons in Herstory App Poster Image
age 8+
Textbook companion of women's roles in history lacks depth.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2020)
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Not My Idea: A Book About Whiteness Book Poster Image
age 8+
Kid learns the dangers of white privilege in powerful story.
By Anastasia Higginbotham
(2018)
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The Dragon Egg Princess Book Poster Image
age 8+
Exciting tale of dragons, friendship, and world-saving.
By Ellen Oh
(2020)
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Spelling the Dream Movie Poster Image
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age 8+
Upbeat celebration of outstanding kids who spell to win.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2020)
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Nadiya's Time to Eat TV Poster Image
age 8+
Feel-good cooking series has cool hacks, great role model.
Network: Netflix
(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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The Deceivers: Graystone Secrets, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Likable tweens explore another world in intriguing thriller.
By Margaret Peterson Haddix
(2020)
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