All Reviews

csm_movie
age 8+
 
Positive messages throughout tween-friendly animal comedy.
On DVD/Streaming
(2006)
csm_movie
age 8+
 
Clever slapstick with cartoonish violence, profanity.
On DVD/Streaming
(1999)
age 8+
 
Brave mouse adventure a modern classic; great read-aloud.
By Kate DiCamillo
(2004)
age 8+
 
A girl and a dog educate a small southern town.
On DVD/Streaming
(2005)
csm_game
age 8+
 
LEARNING
Silly farm sim with wacky machines and uncommon controls.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2012)
age 8+
 
Orange tree draws a neighborhood together in unique story.
By Joanne Rocklin
(2011)
age 8+
 
Realistic story of girl coping with sick cat, dad's death.
By Joanne Rocklin
(2012)
age 8+
 
Humorously spooky tale of making new, weird friends.
By Adam-Troy Castro
(2012)
csm_movie
age 8+
 
Poor quality boy-turns-into-dog movie has iffy behavior.
On DVD/Streaming
(2003)
age 8+
 
Exciting start to dog fantasy series.
By Erin Hunter
(2012)
csm_movie
age 8+
 
Predictable film less about dogs, more about romance.
On DVD/Streaming
(2010)
age 8+
 
Uninspired romcom disguised as a movie about puppies.
On DVD/Streaming
(2011)
age 8+
 
Gentle competition brings pets and families together.
Network: National Geographic Channel
(2013)
age 8+
 
Leisurely small-town comedy of homing pigeon on the lam.
By Barbara O'Connor
(2012)
age 8+
 
The trendy Bratz give up spa time to help a neighbor.
On DVD/Streaming
(2010)
csm_book
age 8+
 
Magical animal adventures for kids not ready for Potter.
By Adam Jay Epstein, Andrew Jacobson
(2010)
age 8+
 
Young cook battles wicked aunt in fun, Paris-set sequel.
By Kathryn Littlewood
(2013)
age 8+
 
Truly inane comedy with few laughs, but nothing iffy.
On DVD/Streaming
(2002)
csm_movie
age 8+
 
Confusing animated animal tale has some iffy humor.
On DVD/Streaming
(2012)
age 8+
 
Mild but dumb, amateurish effort about girl sleuths.
On DVD/Streaming
(2009)

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