Book Reviews

 
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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Hilda and the Mountain King Movie Poster Image
age 8+
Fantasy-adventure takes a dark turn into troll territory.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2021)
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Paradise on Fire Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Girl heals from trauma, beats fears in triumphant novel.
By Jewell Parker Rhodes
(2021)
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Vicky and Her Mystery Movie Poster Image
age 8+
Girl and wolf bond in touching story about grief, healing.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2021)
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Mr. Birthday Movie Poster Image
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age 8+
Family comedy has positive messages, scenes of bullying.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2021)
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Annie Live! TV Poster Image
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age 8+
Classic family musical skillfully retold with diverse cast.
Network: NBC
(2021)
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Fast Pitch Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Girl seeks championship and the truth in gripping story.
By Nic Stone
(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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That Girl Lay Lay TV Poster Image
age 8+
Positive role models "punch up" in tween-friendly sitcom.
Network: Nickelodeon
(2021)
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Under Wraps TV Poster Image
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age 8+
Mildly spooky remake for younger tweens has comic vibe.
Network: Disney+
(2021)
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I Can't Do This, But I CAN Do That TV Poster Image
age 8+
Moving and educational show about neurodiverse children.
Network: HBO Max
(2010)
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A Spark Story Movie Poster Image
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age 8+
Aspiring directors share their diverse views to make movies.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2021)
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Max Einstein: World Champions!: Max Einstein, Book 4 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Teens tackle climate science in fun, fast-paced adventure.
By James Patterson, Chris Grabenstein
(2021)
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Pahua and the Soul Stealer Book Poster Image
age 8+
Great girl lead in creative, magical, but violent epic.
By Lori M. Lee
(2021)
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Max Einstein: Saves the Future: Max Einstein, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Fast, fun, smart mystery is packed with adventure and heart.
By James Patterson, Chris Grabenstein
(2020)
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Lily Topples the World Movie Poster Image
age 8+
Inspiring docu about talented, ambitious domino star.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2021)
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Erik vs. Everything Book Poster Image
age 8+
Funny, heartfelt story about a boy facing his fears.
By Christina Uss
(2021)
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Time Villains: Time Villains, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Tweens battle time-traveling pirates in exciting adventure.
By Victor Piñeiro
(2021)
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Forever This Summer: Love Like Sky, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Girl helps friend discover her past in heartwarming tale.
By Leslie C. Youngblood
(2021)
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Maya and the Robot Book Poster Image
age 8+
Marvelous Black girl scientist stars in poignant read.
By Eve L. Ewing
(2021)
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