Book Reviews

Thomas and the Magic Railroad Movie Poster Image
age 4+
Will please its many fans, but plot might confuse kids.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2000)
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Mia's Magic Playground TV Poster Image
age 4+
Imagination inspires creative problem solving in sweet show.
Network: HBO Max
(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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Elinor Wonders Why TV Poster Image
age 4+
Eager preschoolers' curiosity yields learning opportunities.
Network: PBS Kids
(2020)
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Paola Santiago and the River of Tears: Paola Santiago, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Spine-tingling excitement in folktale-inspired fantasy.
By Tehlor Kay Mejia
(2020)
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Tig N' Seek TV Poster Image
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age 9+
Quirky duo's resourceful problem solving favors tweens.
Network: HBO Max
(2020)
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War Stories Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Lively, nuanced D-Day story of tween and war hero.
By Gordon Korman
(2020)
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I Got the School Spirit Book Poster Image
age 4+
Spirited girl shines in joyful back-to-school book.
By Connie Schofield-Morrison
(2020)
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We Will Rock Our Classmates: Penelope, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 4+
T. rex faces performance anxiety in funny, colorful tale.
By Ryan T. Higgins
(2020)
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Go! Go! Cory Carson: Summer Camp Movie Poster Image
age 4+
Likable social-emotional messages stand out in cute story.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2020)
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Kiki's Delivery Service Book Poster Image
age 9+
Fun, adventurous tale of young witch has depth, kindness.
By Eiko Kadono
(2020)
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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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Speak Up Book Poster Image
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age 4+
Uplifting message of individual empowerment and joy.
By Miranda Paul
(2020)
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Rick Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Sixth-grader faces bullying bestie in sweet, queer story.
By Alex Gino
(2020)
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The Invisible Web: A Story Celebrating Love and Universal Connection Book Poster Image
age 4+
Gorgeous picture book celebrates interconnectedness.
By Patrice Karst
(2020)
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The Winterhouse Mysteries: Winterhouse, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Last spooky vacation at Winterhouse is well worth the visit.
By Ben Guterson
(2019)
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Call Me Floy Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Spirited, nature-loving tween in fact-packed Yosemite tale.
By Joanna Cooke
(2020)
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Spirit Riding Free: Riding Academy TV Poster Image
age 9+
BFFs' continuing horse adventures are geared toward tweens.
Network: Netflix
(2020)
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The Last Kids on Earth TV Poster Image
age 9+
Kids fight monsters in funny post-apocalyptic series.
Network: Netflix
(2019)
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Marisol McDonald Doesn't Match / Marisol McDonald no combina Book Poster Image
age 4+
Biracial girl embraces her uniqueness in charming story.
By Monica Brown
(2011)
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