TV 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 War With Grandpa Book Poster Image
age 8+
War of wills tests a family in this funny classic.
By Robert Kimmel Smith
(1984)
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Hooked on Phonics Learn & Read App Poster Image
age 3+
Super, step-by-step reading journey starts with the basics.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire
(2020)
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Three Keys: Front Desk, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Immigrant kid continues to tackle racism in powerful sequel.
By Kelly Yang
(2020)
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Charm City Kings Movie Poster Image
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age 15+
Powerful drama highlights the power of choices; violence.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2020)
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Democracy 4 Game Poster Image
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age 15+
Cold, calculated simulation of the political machine.
Platforms: Windows
(2020)
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Saucy Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Characters sparkle with humor in tale about animal rights.
By Cynthia Kadohata
(2020)
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Canticos Bilingual Preschool App Poster Image
age 3+
Games, sing-alongs, and books promote bilingual learning.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2020)
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Class Act: New Kid, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 10+
Eighth-graders navigate race, class in savvy graphic novel.
By Jerry Craft
(2020)
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Alphablocks TV Poster Image
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age 2+
Short, playful videos help preschoolers learn phonics.
Network: Netflix, CBeebies
(2010)
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Numberblocks TV Poster Image
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age 2+
Simple video shorts make early math concepts fun.
Network: Netflix, CBeebies
(2017)
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Extra Innings Movie Poster Image
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age 16+
Suicide, mental illness, sex in coming-of-age drama.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2019)
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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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Cuties Movie Poster Image
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age 15+
Poignant drama is candid about tween sexuality; language.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2020)
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Bookaroo! Share Kids Stories App Poster Image
age 4+
Record your reading to share, but preview stories first.
Devices: iPad
(2020)
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Keiki Preschool Learning Games App Poster Image
age 3+
High-priced games, heavy on shortcomings, light on learning.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2020)
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Celebrate Your Body 2: The Ultimate Puberty Book for Preteen and Teen Girls Book Poster Image
age 10+
Encouraging, body-positive guide for older girls.
By Dr. Lisa Klein, Dr. Carrie Leff
(2019)
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All Together Now Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Teen musician finds her voice in touching graphic novel.
By Hope Larson
(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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Efrén Divided Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Boy deals with mom's deportation in harsh but hopeful tale.
By Ernesto Cisneros
(2020)
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