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Screech Owls

By KJ Dell'Antonia, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 8+

Live-action Scooby-Doo at a hockey rink.

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Every episode praises the value of teamwork and emphasizes the need to practice to get -- or stay -- good at any sport. But other than that, the lessons are generally limited to not committing whatever crime the Owls solve in a particular episode. Neither the mysteries nor the characters are particularly well developed, but it's tough to get too in-depth in 22 minutes. Fans of the books will know more about the kids' lives outside the rink, and they're probably the likeliest fans for the series as well. This is good, simple, not-too-dramatic fare, reminiscent of the old PBS Ghostwriter series, and there's not much else like it out there.

Screech Owls is a great opportunity to encourage a kid who's more comfortable with TV and sports to do some reading, since being familiar with the characters and structure of a book ahead of time can make reading easier.

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