All Reviews

AGE
11
QUALITY
 
Moving verse tale of girl's experience in Darfur genocide.
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By Andrea Davis Pinkney
(2014)
AGE
5
QUALITY
 
Book character's bad behavior dominates cartoon series.
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Network: Hulu, Netflix
(2014)
AGE
3
QUALITY
 
Mischievous chick's adventures teach kids valuable lessons.
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Network: Hulu
(2014)
AGE
16
QUALITY
 
Musical melodrama explores family, fame, and homophobia.
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Network: Fox
(2014)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Mildly entertaining tween mystery falls short in resolution.
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By Heather Vogel Frederick
(2014)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Slow storytelling in an intriguing fantasy realm.
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By Brandon Mull
(2014)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Moving 1901 adventure explores race, class, mental illness.
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By Christopher Paul Curtis
(2014)
AGE
5
QUALITY
 
So-so movie has action, crudity, and minimal holiday spirit.
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Network: Nickelodeon
(2014)
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
Great cast mired in limp holiday film about family baggage.
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On DVD/Streaming
(2014)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Spin-off with brave girl best for loyal Septimus Heap fans.
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By Angie Sage
(2014)
AGE
6
QUALITY
 
Funny, relatable tale of 6-year-old with wild imagination.
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By Abby Hanlon
(2014)
AGE
4
QUALITY
 
Skippyjon faces fear of fairy tales in warm, funny outing.
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By Judy Schachner
(2014)
AGE
5
QUALITY
 
Funny twins serve up smiles in third book.
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By Grace Lin
(2014)
AGE
16
QUALITY
 
No sugar plum fairies in fevered, violent Nutcracker tale.
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By Claire Legrand
(2014)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Strong heroine, creative premise, but a floundering fantasy.
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By Ally Condie
(2014)
AGE
6
QUALITY
 
Entertaining, family-friendly story with standout messages.
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Network: Disney XD
(2014)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Beautifully illustrated dragon fantasy is short but intense.
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By George R. R. Martin
(2014)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Shipwrecked siblings encounter more adventure on new island.
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By Jeff Probst, Chris Tebbetts
(2014)
AGE
5
QUALITY
 
Fun, engaging holiday film with positive messages.
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On DVD/Streaming
(2014)
AGE
13
QUALITY
 
Faith-based family drama uses excess to teach lessons.
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On DVD/Streaming
(2014)

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