Book Reviews

 
Poupelle of Chimney Town Movie Poster Image
age 9+
Charming steampunk fantasy encourages empathy, teamwork.
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(Release Year: 2021)
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Unpacking Game Poster Image
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age 9+
Heartwarming game tells a story through its puzzles.
Platforms: Linux, Mac, Nintendo Switch, Windows, Xbox One
(2021)
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Maya and the Three TV Poster Image
age 9+
Teen warrior princess fantasy tale is funny, has violence.
Network: Netflix
(2021)
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Just Beyond TV Poster Image
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age 9+
Psychological spookiness that's OK for most tweens.
Network: Disney+
(2021)
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The Earthshot Prize TV Poster Image
age 9+
Environmental award docu celebrates solutions, innovation.
Network: Discovery+
(2021)
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Cesar Millan: Better Human, Better Dog TV Poster Image
age 9+
Dog Whisperer does it again: This compelling show has heart.
Network: National Geographic Channel
(2021)
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The Last Kids on Earth: Happy Apocalypse to You TV Poster Image
age 9+
Fun interactive episode has fantasy violence, scariness.
Network: Netflix
(2021)
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Finding 'Ohana Movie Poster Image
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age 9+
Fun Hawaii adventure celebrates culture; peril, language.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2021)
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A Christmas Carol (2020) Movie Poster Image
age 9+
Creative retelling of Dickens' story is intense but festive.
In Theaters Now
(Release Year: 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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Wizards: Tales of Arcadia TV Poster Image
age 9+
Dark, engrossing continuation of "Trollhunters" saga.
Network: Netflix
(2020)
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The Last Campfire Game Poster Image
age 9+
Utterly charming, brilliantly made puzzle game.
Platforms: Apple Arcade, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One
(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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The Call of the Wild Movie Poster Image
age 9+
Thrilling, sometimes intense adventure teaches resilience.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2020)
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Okko's Inn Movie Poster Image
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age 9+
Anime ghost story set in Japan embraces grief.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2019)
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Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse Movie Poster Image
age 9+
Excellent, intense adventure has thrills, humor, heart.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2018)
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Dogs TV Poster Image
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age 9+
Poignant, intense docuseries celebrates the human-dog bond.
Network: Netflix
(2018)
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Summer Camp Island TV Poster Image
age 9+
Quirky, heartwarming series has cross-generational appeal.
Network: Cartoon Network
(2018)
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Wonderstruck Movie Poster Image
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age 9+
Thoughtful, arty take on excellent Selznick novel.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2017)
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The Simone Biles Story: Courage to Soar Movie Poster Image
age 9+
By-the-book yet inspiring biopic of superstar gymnast.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2018)
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