All Reviews

Anna and the Swallow Man Book Poster Image
age 14+
Exquisite tale of Polish girl in WWII shows horrors of war.
By Gavriel Savit
(2016)
 
Little Big Shots TV Poster Image
age 5+
Amazing kids wow in funny, family-friendly talent display.
Network: NBC
(2016)
Unbecoming Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Family secrets, mature themes in thoughtful drama.
By Jenny Downham
(2016)
 
Stuck in the Middle TV Poster Image
age 6+
Heartwarming comedy pokes fun at chaotic family life.
Network: Disney Channel
(2016)
The Wild Robot Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Robot vs. wilderness in poignant survival tale.
By Peter Brown
(2016)
Paradise Run TV Poster Image
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age 5+
Entertaining competition show great whole-family viewing.
Network: Nickelodeon
(2016)
Friday Barnes, Girl Detective Book Poster Image
age 9+
Smart girl solves boarding school mysteries in fun romp.
By R. A. Spratt
(2016)
Front Lines: Front Lines, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 16+
Inventive, intense war story best for more mature teens.
By Michael Grant
(2016)
Difret Movie Poster Image
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age 15+
Intense Ethiopian film makes case for girls'/women's rights.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2015)
Gravity Rush Remastered Game Poster Image
age 13+
Gravity-defying classic gets visual upgrades, extra content.
Platforms: PlayStation 4
(2016)
 
A Ballerina's Tale Movie Poster Image
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age 9+
Engrossing dance docu introduces powerful role model.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2015)
Freeheld Movie Poster Image
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age 14+
Compassionate drama about equality has intense themes.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2015)
Kahlil Gibran's The Prophet Movie Poster Image
age 9+
World-renowned animators interpret classic Lebanese poetry.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2015)
Suffragette Movie Poster Image
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age 13+
Eye-opening drama about equality raises big questions.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2015)
The Imposter Queen Book Poster Image
age 12+
Magical fantasy a fine escape for fans.
By Sarah Fine
(2016)
Salt to the Sea Book Poster Image
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age 13+
Heartbreaking WWII novel shows power of hope, connection.
By Ruta Sepetys
(2016)
The SheepOver: Sweet Pea & Friends, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 3+
Sweet story about sick lamb is confusing in parts.
By Jennifer Churchman, John Churchman
(2016)
Auggie & Me: Three Wonder Stories Book Poster Image
age 10+
Thought-provoking stories of kindness and friendship.
By R.J. Palacio
(2015)
Read with Doc McStuffins: Letters and Sounds App Poster Image
age 3+
LEARNING
Favorite characters lead kids through early reading skills.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2016)
Read with Doc McStuffins: Word Building App Poster Image
age 4+
LEARNING
Word games with TV buddies solid but repetitive.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2016)

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