Movie Reviews

The Big Year Movie Poster Image
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age 11+
Sweet travelogue/comedy is tame but not aimed at kids.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2011)
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The Gods Must Be Crazy Movie Poster Image
age 11+
Charming family film makes you think; expect some shooting.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1984)
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The Gods Must Be Crazy II Movie Poster Image
age 11+
Charming sequel retains madcap whimsy of family classic.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1990)
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Splendors and Glooms Book Poster Image
age 11+
Dark, magical, Dickensian page-turner for tweens.
By Laura Amy Schlitz
(2012)
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Will Sparrow's Road Book Poster Image
age 11+
Colorful characters bring Elizabethan fair to life.
By Karen Cushman
(2012)
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The Mistle-Tones Movie Poster Image
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age 11+
Festive music accents sweet story that has bullying themes.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2012)
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The Bully Book: A Novel Book Poster Image
age 11+
Harsh realism makes novel about bullying painful to read.
By Eric Kahn Gale
(2012)
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Curses! Foiled Again Book Poster Image
age 11+
Teen girl defends Faerie in lively graphic novel sequel.
By Jane Yolen
(2013)
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The Mary Tyler Moore Show TV Poster Image
age 11+
Classic '70s comedy reflects women's liberation era.
Network: CBS
(1970)
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Skellig: The Owl Man Movie Poster Image
age 11+
Fantasy mixes with emotionally intense family drama.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2010)
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The Kid Movie Poster Image
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age 11+
Loving coach helps teen box his way out of family conflict.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2002)
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The Secrets of Jonathan Sperry Movie Poster Image
age 11+
Coming-of-age story with strong Christian messages.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2008)
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Revenge of the Girl With the Great Personality Book Poster Image
age 11+
Exploration of beauty and pageants delivers mixed message.
By Elizabeth Eulberg
(2013)
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The House of the Scorpion Book Poster Image
age 11+
Gripping, gritty sci-fi tale of a clone's identity struggle.
By Nancy Farmer
(2001)
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Hammer of Witches Book Poster Image
age 11+
Fairy-tale creatures come to life in so-so swashbuckler.
By Shana Mlawski
(2013)
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When Zachary Beaver Came to Town Movie Poster Image
age 11+
Coming-of-age movie has some emotionally intense scenes.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2006)
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Belle Epoque Book Poster Image
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age 11+
Charming story of plucky plain Jane in 1880s Paris.
By Elizabeth Ross
(2013)
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Al Capone Shines My Shoes: A Tale from Alcatraz, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 11+
Moose's ties to Al Capone deepen in engaging sequel.
By Gennifer Choldenko
(2009)
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Ways to Live Forever Movie Poster Image
age 11+
Emotional tale of boy with cancer who's curious about death.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2013)
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Al Capone Does My Homework: A Tale from Alcatraz, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 11+
Moose tries to protect his dad in exciting third in series.
By Gennifer Choldenko
(2013)
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