TV Reviews

The Little Mermaid (2018) Movie Poster Image
age 8+
Watered-down retelling has poor acting, production values.
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(Release Year: 2018)
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She-Ra and the Princesses of Power TV Poster Image
age 8+
Likable '80s reboot features strong female heroine.
Network: Netflix
(2018)
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Shadow of the Fox Book Poster Image
age 13+
Samurai, demons, Japanese folklore; very cool, kind of gory.
By Julie Kagawa
(2018)
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Butterbean's Cafe TV Poster Image
age 4+
Sweet series celebrates friendship, creativity, teamwork.
Network: Nick Jr.
(2018)
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The Magical Wand Chase: A Sesame Street Special Movie Poster Image
age 4+
Elmo, Abby and gang celebrate neighborhood diversity.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2017)
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More Than a Princess Book Poster Image
age 8+
Fast-paced adventure of princess who breaks the mold.
By E.D. Baker
(2018)
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Kingdom of the Blazing Phoenix:  Rise of the Empress, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 13+
Exciting fantasy sequel is less dark, more adventurous.
By Julie C. Dao
(2018)
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The Nutcracker and the Four Realms Movie Poster Image
age 8+
Disney's take on Christmas classic is colorful but intense.
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(Release Year: 2018)
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9 from the Nine Worlds: Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard Book Poster Image
age 10+
Companion book to Norse mythology series best for fans.
By Rick Riordan
(2018)
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The Bureau of Magical Things TV Poster Image
age 6+
Aussie comedy series avoids scares in fun fantasy plot.
Network: Nickelodeon
(2018)
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Two Dark Reigns: Three Dark Crowns, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 14+
Characters lack drive in third volume of triplet queen tale.
By Kendare Blake
(2018)
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Dragalia Lost App Poster Image
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age 8+
Cute anime-style tale offers rich storyline, free gameplay.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2018)
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Super Mario Party Game Poster Image
age 8+
Brand-new party filled with fun and laughs for all.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch
(2018)
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MapleStory 2 Game Poster Image
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age 8+
Tons of fun, free role-playing in redesigned adventure.
Platforms: Windows
(2018)
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The Snow Queen: Fire and Ice Movie Poster Image
age 6+
Some weapons, peril in engaging fairy tale adventure.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2018)
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Muse of Nightmares: Strange the Dreamer, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 15+
Absorbing fantasy reckons with trauma's awful impact.
By Laini Taylor
(2018)
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Nella: Kingdom Adventures App Poster Image
age 4+
OK games show little connection to TV show.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2018)
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The Princess in Black and the Science Fair Scare Book Poster Image
age 5+
Princesses learn to be heroes in fun science fair romp.
By Shannon Hale, Dean Hale
(2018)
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The Iron Flower: The Black Witch Chronicles, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 14+
Dramatic, overlong sequel tackles prejudice thoughtfully.
By Laurie Forest
(2018)
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A Wizard's Tale Movie Poster Image
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age 7+
Chaotic fairy tale has dated stereotypes and messages.
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(Release Year: 2018)
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