All Reviews

age 8+
A detailed, accessible biography of a civil rights icon.
By Kathleen Krull
(2016)
age 8+
Layered, fun romp focuses on friendship and trust.
By Crystal Allen
(2015)
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age 7+
Fairy-tale anime doesn't dazzle, but strong female leads do.
Network: Netflix
(2016)
age 8+
Thought-provoking sci-fi saga has riveting twists.
By Margaret Peterson Haddix
(2016)
age 7+
Pleasant Paris-set superhero story sweet fun for tweens.
Network: Nickelodeon
(2015)
age 7+
Inspiring, faith-filled tale has emotion, serious themes.
Network: NBC
(2015)
age 8+
Magical, heartbreaking story about family and friendship.
By Jodi Lynn Anderson
(2015)
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age 8+
Goofy humor, warm heart in wild holiday romp.
By Michael Fry, Bradley Jackson
(2015)
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age 7+
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Strong role models transform bullies in lovely story.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2015)
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age 7+
Visually impressive Disney series with strong female roles.
Network: Online
(2015)
age 7+
Uneven action series has peril but decent role models.
Network: Online
(2015)
age 8+
Adopted girl discovers how she's special in engaging tale.
By Carrie Goldman, Juliet Bond
(2015)
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age 8+
Fun, funny graphic novel promotes programming.
By Gene Luen Yang
(2015)
age 8+
Spooky mystery-thriller about supernatural evil.
By Robert Beatty
(2015)
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age 8+
LEARNING
Female soccer stars join fantastic yearly sports sim.
Platforms: PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One
(2015)
age 8+
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Fun creative puzzler almost as good as original Vita game.
Platforms: PlayStation 4
(2015)
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age 8+
Sweet, poignant tale of loss, friendship, following dreams.
By Alison McGhee
(2015)
age 8+
Fun sequel serves up science with a splash of philosophy.
By Jon Scieszka
(2015)
 
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age 7+
Whiz kids break stereotypes, make being smart cool.
Network: Netflix
(2015)
 
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age 7+
Creatures find friendship, fun in awesome animated world.
Network: Netflix
(2015)

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