All Reviews

A Tale of Witchcraft: A Tale of Magic, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Magic, villainy run amok in wildly imaginative sequel.
By Chris Colfer
(2020)
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Curse of the Night Witch: Emblem Island, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Promising fantasy world, but hasty storytelling.
By Alex Aster
(2020)
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The Chaos Curse: Kiranmala and the Kingdom Beyond, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Chaotic tale with solid message that diverse stories matter.
By Sayantani DasGupta
(2020)
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To the Beat! Back 2 School Movie Poster Image
age 9+
Amateurish, predictable teen competition story with music.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2020)
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Quizizz: Play to Learn App Poster Image
age 9+
Fun feedback feature in quiz-making and taking tool.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2019)
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A Cinderella Story: Christmas Wish Movie Poster Image
age 9+
Enjoyable modern-day fairy tale has music, romance, humor.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2019)
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The Miraculous Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Mysterious story struggles to deal with death and religion.
By Jess Redman
(2019)
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Malibu Rescue: The Series TV Poster Image
age 9+
Teen snarkiness overwhelms beach-set underdog story.
Network: Netflix
(2019)
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Malibu Rescue: The Movie Movie Poster Image
age 9+
Unexceptional teen beach movie has some potty humor.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2019)
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Debunkers, Inc. Movie Poster Image
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age 9+
Subpar mystery has bullying, mild cursing.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2019)
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Game of Stars: Kiranmala and the Kingdom Beyond, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Girl becomes demon slayer in fun fantasy game show spoof.
By Sayantani DasGupta
(2019)
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Purp To-Do List & Goal Tracker App Poster Image
age 9+
Simple goal-setting app helps kids learn accountability.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2018)
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The Downward Spiral: Lock and Key, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Moodier young Sherlock sequel is chock-full of secrets.
By Ridley Pearson
(2017)
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Aru Shah and the End of Time: Pandava, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Flawed but fascinating modern spin on Indian mythology.
By Roshani Chokshi
(2018)
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The Serpent's Secret: Kiranmala and the Kingdom Beyond, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Rushed, fun adventure with Indian princess in combat boots.
By Sayantani DasGupta
(2018)
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Yu-Gi-Oh!: The Dark Side of Dimensions Movie Poster Image
age 9+
Complicated anime will appeal mostly to die-hard fans.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2017)
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Trollhunters TV Poster Image
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age 9+
Action-packed adventure show has scares, great role model.
Network: Netflix
(2016)
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The Initiation: Lock and Key, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Suspenseful intro to a modern-day young Sherlock Holmes.
By Ridley Pearson
(2016)
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The Land of Stories: A Treasury of Classic Fairy Tales Book Poster Image
age 9+
Retold classics provide origin story for blockbuster series.
By Chris Colfer
(2016)
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R.L. Stine's Mostly Ghostly: One Night in Doom House Movie Poster Image
age 9+
Live-action tale has spooky scares, teens in jeopardy.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2016)
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