Book Reviews

A Whale of the Wild Book Poster Image
age 9+
Young orca must grow up fast in exciting nature story.
By Rosanne Parry
(2020)
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Jurassic World: Camp Cretaceous TV Poster Image
age 9+
Fun, diverse tween dino adventure has some scary moments.
Network: Netflix
(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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Wizards: Tales of Arcadia TV Poster Image
age 9+
Dark, engrossing continuation of "Trollhunters" saga.
Network: Netflix
(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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The Last Campfire Game Poster Image
age 9+
Utterly charming, brilliantly made puzzle game.
Platforms: Apple Arcade
(2020)
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Star Wars Galaxy's Edge: Adventure Awaits TV Poster Image
age 9+
Celeb-led tour of Disney park is fun, heavy on advertising.
Network: Disney+
(2020)
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The Great Chicago Fire: Rising from the Ashes: History Comics, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Kids face deadly fire in vivid, informative graphic novel.
By Kate Hannigan
(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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Best Job Ever TV Poster Image
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age 9+
Fun shorts showcase amazing careers, people who choose them.
Network: Disney+
(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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We Are the Radical Monarchs Movie Poster Image
age 9+
Docu about girls' social justice troop inspires all ages.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2019)
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United We Fall TV Poster Image
age 9+
Unoriginal but enjoyable sitcom has positive messages.
Network: ABC
(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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Tough as Nails TV Poster Image
age 9+
Competition celebrates the working class, with stereotypes.
Network: CBS
(2020)
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Curse of the Night Witch: Emblem Island, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Promising fantasy world, but hasty storytelling.
By Alex Aster
(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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