Book Reviews

 
Hack Along with GoldieBlox TV Poster Image
age 8+
Girl-powered DIY projects encourage creative tinkering.
Network: YouTube
(2017)
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Julie and the Phantoms TV Poster Image
age 8+
Heartwarming series wins with music, emotional honesty.
Network: Netflix
(2020)
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Ghostwriter TV Poster Image
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age 8+
Charming reboot brings book characters into kids' lives.
Network: Apple TV+
(2019)
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Woman in Motion Movie Poster Image
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age 8+
Docu about role model Nichelle Nichols inspires, delights.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2019)
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Wolfwalkers Movie Poster Image
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age 8+
Lush, lyrical Irish folktale has dark moments, peril.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2020)
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The Mysterious Benedict Society TV Poster Image
age 8+
Suspense and adventure in whimsical book-based fantasy.
Network: Disney+
(2021)
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Kid President: Are We There Yet? TV Poster Image
age 8+
YouTube star returns as a teen to spotlight changemakers.
Network: YouTube
(2019)
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Dragon Quest Builders 2 Game Poster Image
age 8+
Terrific building game with positive messages and teamwork.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S
(2021)
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Beyond Blue Game Poster Image
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age 8+
Lovely undersea adventure with strong conservation message.
Platforms: Apple Arcade, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2021)
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El Deafo TV Poster Image
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age 8+
Poignant reflection on life as a kid with hearing loss.
Network: Apple TV+
(2022)
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Invisible Sister TV Poster Image
age 8+
Funny, feel-good movie has excellent messages for kids.
Network: Disney Channel
(2015)
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Zootopia Movie Poster Image
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age 8+
Charming buddy-animal story promotes tolerance, teamwork.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2016)
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Long Way North Movie Poster Image
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age 8+
Thrilling tale about a girl's search for her grandfather.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2016)
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The Eagle Huntress Movie Poster Image
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age 8+
Inspiring documentary about barrier-breaking teen girl.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2016)
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An American Girl Story - Maryellen 1955: Extraordinary Christmas Movie Poster Image
age 8+
Semi-historical drama about a plucky girl is lots of fun.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2016)
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An American Girl Story -- Ivy & Julie 1976: A Happy Balance TV Poster Image
age 8+
Chinese-American tween embraces heritage in sweet story.
Network: Amazon Prime Video
(2017)
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Incredibles 2 Movie Poster Image
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age 8+
Terrific, action-packed superhero sequel was worth the wait.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2018)
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Anne of Green Gables: Fire & Dew Movie Poster Image
age 8+
Plucky heroine's tale concludes in family-friendly film.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2017)
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Crikey! It's the Irwins TV Poster Image
age 8+
Croc hunter's legacy lives on in fun, cheerful family show.
Network: Animal Planet
(2018)
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Bethany Hamilton: Unstoppable Movie Poster Image
age 8+
Inspirational docu has themes of perseverance, gratitude.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2019)
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