All Reviews

age 9+
 
Engrossing fantasy has high-seas adventure, talking cats.
By Lynne Jonell
(2015)
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age 9+
 
Brave military dog saves the day in intense adventure.
In Theaters Now
(2015)
age 9+
 
Cute tale of gunslinger and her dog has iffy female rivalry.
On DVD/Streaming
(2015)
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K-9
age 9+
 
Doctor Who spin-off is worry-free fun for tweens.
Network: Hulu
(2015)
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age 9+
 
Poignant tale of autistic girl and her dog.
By Ann M. Martin
(2014)
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age 9+
 
Sci-fi family flick has some violence, tween taunting.
On DVD/Streaming
(2014)
age 9+
 
Even a dog can't save subpar movie about magic, growing up.
On DVD/Streaming
(2014)
age 9+
 
Dark but delightful end to well-drawn fantasy series.
By Jacqueline West
(2014)
age 9+
 
Tween girls learn to accept change in light summer read.
By Lisa Greenwald
(2014)
age 9+
 
Short, funny poems a sure bet to delight kids.
By Douglas Florian
(2014)
age 9+
 
Wonderful story of mute boy mysteriously left on farm.
By Sharon Creech
(2013)
age 9+
 
Goofy comedy for young boys riffs on horror cliches.
By Charles Gilman
(2013)
age 9+
 
LEARNING
Kids create crazy animal combos in fun but repetitive app.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Fire phone, Kindle Fire
(2013)
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age 9+
 
Burton's creepy young Frankenstein is perfect for tweens.
On DVD/Streaming
(2013)
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age 9+
 
Cat clans mirror human issues in popular series.
By Cherith Baldry, Kate Cary, Tui Sutherland
(2003)
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age 9+
 
Animated thriller's action makes it best for older kids.
On DVD/Streaming
(2012)
age 9+
 
Ridiculous, dreadful film doesn't feature cute puppies.
On DVD/Streaming
(2012)
age 9+
 
Exciting story of misunderstood rat who becomes a hero.
By W.H. Beck
(2012)
age 9+
 
Grimm's witch returns to cook again in darkly funny tale.
By Keith McGowan
(2009)
age 9+
 
Cute dogs can't save muddled sequel with constant peril.
On DVD/Streaming
(2012)

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