Movie Reviews

The Scarlet Pimpernel Book Poster Image
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Old-fashioned romantic swashbuckler a riveting classic.
By Baroness Orczy
(1905)
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Civilization Revolution 2 App Poster Image
age 12+
Fun history strategy game has improved graphics.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2014)
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The Klaatu Terminus: The Klaatu Diskos, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 12+
Multiple time lines converge in rewarding sci-fi finale.
By Pete Hautman
(2014)
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Honor Flight Movie Poster Image
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age 12+
Moving docu about WWII veterans is emotionally intense.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2014)
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Curses and Smoke: A Novel of Pompeii Book Poster Image
age 12+
Riveting action, romance amid gladiators in Pompeii.
By Vicky Alvear Shecter
(2014)
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In Secret Movie Poster Image
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age 17+
Passionate period drama deals with infidelity, murder.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2014)
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Girl in Reverse Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Moving story of adopted girl's hunt for clues to her past.
By Barbara Stuber
(2014)
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Always Emily Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Fact, fiction entangled in lively Brontë sisters mystery.
By Michaela MacColl
(2014)
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Pioneers of Television TV Poster Image
age 12+
Overview of TV's key contributions, including edgy moments.
Network: PBS
(2008)
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Sekret Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Fantasy merges with Cold War hstory in gripping spy mystery.
By Lindsay Smith
(2014)
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Copperhead Movie Poster Image
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age 12+
Civil War drama may raise questions about history.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2013)
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Lizzie Borden Took an Ax Movie Poster Image
age 17+
Brutal murders, courtroom drama in historical drama.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2014)
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A Death-Struck Year Book Poster Image
age 12+
Historic flu epidemic seen through eyes of strong teen girl.
By Makiia Lucier
(2014)
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The True Adventures of Nicolo Zen Book Poster Image
age 12+
Solid historical fiction, great for classical music lovers.
By Nicholas Christopher
(2014)
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Rush Movie Poster Image
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age 17+
Racing biopic has complex characters, lots of iffy behavior.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2013)
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Blythewood: The Blythewood Tales, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 12+
Girl fights mythical beings in thrilling school fantasy.
By Carol Goodman
(2013)
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The Watsons Go to Birmingham Movie Poster Image
age 12+
Warm family drama brings the civil rights movement to life.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2013)
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The Extra Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Harrowing tale of Gypsy film extra in World War II.
By Kathryn Lasky
(2013)
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Big History TV Poster Image
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age 12+
Get the big picture in sometimes-violent fact-based series.
Network: History
(2013)
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The Great American Dust Bowl Book Poster Image
age 12+
Evocative illustrated nonfiction, great for history buffs.
By Don Brown
(2013)
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