Entries Tagged as 'Older Elementary'

Dolphin Tale (2011)

September 4th, 2017 · No Comments · Movies

Review By JENNIFER KALI My kids, ages 3 and 8, are obsessed with “Dolphin Tale.” I reviewed the junior novel based on the screenplay recently, and the plot is exactly the same. But the movie, with real people (Ashley Judd, Harry Connick Jr., and Morgan Freeman) and actually featuring Winter the dolphin, has won the hearts […]

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Mighty Jack and the Goblin King

July 21st, 2017 · 4 Comments · Books

Review By KRISTIN WALD Mighty Jack and the Goblin King from Ben Hatke is a testament to adventurous storytelling and rich imagery. Opening with the same rush of action as the first book in the series, this second part of the adventure separates the friends and allows each character to find strength and courage on their own. […]

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Wonder Woman (2017)

June 7th, 2017 · 4 Comments · Movies

Review By KRISTIN WALD With the gorgeous posters, dramatic previews, and all-around hype surrounding the blockbuster “Wonder Woman,” it is tempting to throw caution to the wind and bring children to see this woman-directed, woman-centered superhero film. But should you? Common Sense Media recommends the film for children 12+ and it is rated PG-13. Adhering […]

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Dolphin Tale: The Junior Tale

May 30th, 2017 · No Comments · Books

Review By JENNIFER KALI My 7-year-old daughter has recently decided she wants to be a marine biologist, which is how we ended up reading Dolphin Tale together. Dolphin Tale, the junior novel, is based on the screenplay for the 2011 hit movie with the same name. Based on a true story, it tells of Winter […]

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