All Reviews

School of Rock Movie Poster Image
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age 11+
Standout Jack Black in nerds-become-cool comedy.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2003)
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ABCya Animate App Poster Image
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age 7+
Easy for beginner animators, but kids can't add narration.
Devices: iPad
(2013)
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The Brokenhearted Book Poster Image
age 14+
Teen ballerina turns to vigilante justice in mature sci-fi.
By Amelia Kahaney
(2013)
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Just One Year Book Poster Image
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age 15+
Powerful, brooding tale of confused guy from Just One Day.
By Gayle Forman
(2013)
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Not Your Ordinary Wolf Girl Book Poster Image
age 14+
Intriguing tale of NYC teen guitarist turned werewolf.
By Emily Pohl-Weary
(2013)
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The Extra Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Harrowing tale of Gypsy film extra in World War II.
By Kathryn Lasky
(2013)
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Curtsies & Conspiracies: Finishing School, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 12+
Spectacular steampunk sequel has hijinks, gadgets, vampires.
By Gail Carriger
(2013)
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The Children of Willesden Lane Book Poster Image
age 12+
Inspiring story of teen pianist who escaped Nazis in WWII.
By Mona Golabek, Lee Cohen
(2003)
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Dear Mr. Watterson Movie Poster Image
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age 12+
Talky docu on Calvin & Hobbes cartoonist may bore kids.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2013)
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Legends, Icons & Rebels: Music That Changed the World Book Poster Image
age 9+
Wonderful intro to 27 musicians and their unique styles.
By Robbie Robertson, Jim Guerinot, Sebastian Robertson, Jared Levine
(2013)
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Naked Vegas TV Poster Image
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age 14+
Docuseries flaunts painted bodies -- some nude, some scary.
Network: Syfy
(2013)
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Classical Baby TV Poster Image
age 2+
Whimsical series blends music and the arts.
Network: HBO
(2005)
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Color Crew TV Poster Image
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age 2+
Simple toddler series teaches colors through repetition.
Network: Online
(2012)
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Loud Awake and Lost Book Poster Image
age 14+
Teen aims to recover memories in mature psychological tale.
By Adele Griffin
(2013)
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Vampire Academy Book Poster Image
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age 13+
Sexy, mean-girl vampire story has strong language, bullying.
By Richelle Mead
(2007)
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Ruby Goldberg's Bright Idea Book Poster Image
age 8+
Warm story of science-lover learning to be a good friend.
By Anna Humphrey
(2013)
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Five, Six, Seven, Nate! Book Poster Image
age 10+
Strong sequel sparkles with charm, humor, and heart.
By Tim Federle
(2014)
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Under the Gunn TV Poster Image
age 14+
Runway spin-off is more of the same for fashionistas.
Network: Lifetime Television
(2014)
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Tom and Jerry: A Nutcracker Tale Movie Poster Image
age 5+
Classical music and magic add charm to usual comic mayhem.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2007)
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The Junction of Sunshine and Lucky Book Poster Image
age 10+
Girl turns trash into treasures in hopeful underdog tale.
By Holly Schindler
(2014)
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