Movie Reviews

I Am One: A Book of Action Book Poster Image
age 5+
Inspiring book celebrates the power of one.
By Susan Verde
(2020)
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All This Time Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Message of teen love and grief gets lost in contrived plot.
By Mikki Daughtry, Rachael Lippincott
(2020)
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Before the Ever After Book Poster Image
age 10+
Tween copes with father's illness in touching verse novel.
By Jacqueline Woodson
(2020)
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The Warrior Challenge: 8 Quests for Boys to Grow Up with Kindness, Courage, and Grit Book Poster Image
age 10+
Practical advice for kids to be humans with integrity.
By John Beede
(2020)
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How It All Blew Up Book Poster Image
age 14+
Funny tale of Muslim teen's coming-of-age and coming-out.
By Arvin Ahmadi
(2020)
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Dear Baby,: A Love Letter to Little Ones Book Poster Image
age 3+
Cute, reassuring letter to baby gives tips for life.
By Paris Rosenthal
(2020)
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All Together Now! Book Poster Image
age 12+
Moving story of quirky optimist finding hope after tragedy.
By Matthew Quick
(2020)
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The Farmer and the Monkey Book Poster Image
age 4+
Farmer gets a second unexpected circus guest in fun sequel.
By Marla Frazee
(2020)
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The Silver Arrow Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Sister and brother steer magic train in whimsical fantasy.
By Lev Grossman
(2020)
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Mighty Express TV Poster Image
age 3+
Kids and trains save the day in fun preschool series.
Network: Netflix
(2020)
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Channel Kindness: Stories of Kindness and Community Book Poster Image
age 12+
Lady Gaga's solid collection spotlights acts of compassion.
By Born This Way Foundation Reporters, Lady Gaga
(2020)
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Stars and Strife Movie Poster Image
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age 13+
Thoughtful documentary on division in US; some cursing.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2020)
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Punching the Air Book Poster Image
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age 13+
Jailed teen finds his voice in poignant novel in verse.
By Ibi Zoboi, Yusef Salaam
(2020)
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Becoming TV Poster Image
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age 7+
Feel-good docu series tells stories of celebs' success.
Network: Disney+
(2020)
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Heroes Wear Masks: Elmo's Super Adventure Book Poster Image
age 3+
Wonderfully written guide to masks and emotions from Elmo.
By Sesame Workshop
(2020)
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United Shades of America TV Poster Image
age 15+
Documentary series spotlights marginalized communities.
Network: CNN
(2016)
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The Broken Hearts Gallery Movie Poster Image
age 13+
Upbeat heroine anchors whimsical romcom; edgy sex jokes.
In Theaters Now
(Release Year: 2020)
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Wild Symphony Book Poster Image
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age 3+
Fun poems about animals help introduce music to kids.
By Dan Brown
(2020)
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Gather Movie Poster Image
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age 13+
Docu on food sovereignty has positive messages, role models.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 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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