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Weekend Watch: The Gorgeous Animation of ‘The Little Prince’ Needs to Be Seen

The Little Prince. This version of it places the novella’s story within a frame story — filmed in a more modern, Pixar-ish style — of a young girl (voiced by Interstellar‘s Mackenzie Foy) discovering the book to begin with. Osborne told the Los Angeles Times that he made the character a little girl after seeing […]

Posted on: August 13, 2016

Kids’ Summer Movie Guide 2016

When the kids aren’t bingeing on screen time, swimming, or (hopefully) playing outside this summer, chances are they’ll be clamoring to see one of the season’s big movies. But it can be hard to decide which of the big-budget sequels, superhero stories, and much-hyped animated adventures you and your kids are most likely to love […]

Posted on: August 02, 2016

Cyberbullying: What Is Cyberbullying and How to Stop It

Cyberbullying affects countless teens and adolescents. A 2015 random sample study of 11-15 year olds in the Midwest found that over 34% reported being the victim of cyberbullying in their lifetime. Other studies have found that 1 in 4 teens have been cyberbullied. Victims of cyberbullying are much more likely to use alcohol and drugs, […]

Posted on: June 16, 2016

Is Disney’s Zootopia a Feminist Film Completely by Accident?

In a recent interview with io9 the director of Zootopia, Byron Howard, tells the story of how originally, the main character of this film wasn’t supposed to be Judy Hopps, the police officer bunny, but Nick the con artist fox. Back in November 2014, after years of production, the team behind the film realized that […]

Posted on: February 29, 2016

The Girl Power Behind Disney’s New “Big Hero 6”

The next animated Disney blockbuster — “Big Hero 6,” coming to theaters this week — features two female scientists who are crucial to saving the day. In this interview, Jamie Chung, who voices a robotics engineer, and Genesis Rodriguez, whose character is a chemistry whiz, talk about their hope that girls who see the film […]

Posted on: November 07, 2014

Spirited Away

(as recommended by Mighty Girl) Spirited Away is a wondrous fantasy about a young girl, Chihiro, trapped in a strange new world of spirits. When her parents undergo a mysterious transformation, she must call upon the courage she never knew she had to free herself and return her family to the outside world. Read More…

Posted on: November 05, 2014

IlluStory Make Your Own Book Kit

(as recommended by Mighty Girl) Imagine your child’s face when she or he sees their own story and drawings made into a professionally typeset, hardbound book! With this multi-award winning kit, you simply have your child write and illustrate their story using the materials supplied in the kit, which are then mailed in (in the […]

Posted on: November 05, 2014


(as recommended by Mighty Girl) All Ida Mae Jones wants to do is fly. Her daddy was a pilot, and years after his death she feels closest to him when she’s in the air. But as a young black woman in 1940s Louisiana, she knows the sky is off limits to her, until America enters […]

Posted on: November 05, 2014

Zita the Spacegirl

(as recommended by Common Sense media) Parents need to know that Zita the Spacegirl is an exciting graphic novel with a brave young girl at the center of the story. Her example of bravery, loyalty, and acceptance of others despite differences will resonate with kids. Read More…

Posted on: November 04, 2014

The Best Of Girls To The Rescue

(as recommended by Mighty Girl) In most fairy tales, the helpless girl waits around for a prince to rescue her. But the girls featured in the Girls to the Rescue series’ seven books are not only smart, they’re also spunky enough to save the day when the going gets tough. Read More…

Posted on: November 04, 2014