Vampirina Readalikes

TV Show:  Vampirina     Description:  Based on the Vampirina Ballerina series of books written by Anne Marie Pace and illustrated by LeUyen Pham, Vampirina follows the story of Vampirina “Vee” Hauntley who becomes a new kid on the block after she and her family move from Transylvania to Pennsylvania to open a local bed and breakfast called the Scare B&B for visiting ghouls (including vampires) and goblins. The … Continue reading Vampirina Readalikes

Gilmore Girls Readalikes

TV Show:  Gilmore Girls     Description:  “Gilmore Girls is an American comedy-drama television series, created by Amy Sherman-Palladino and starring Lauren Graham and Alexis Bledel. The show’s main focus is on the relationship between single mother Lorelai Gilmore and her daughter Rory, who live in Stars Hollow, Connecticut, a small fictional town filled with colorful characters.” Readalikes for Teens/Adults Appeals: Mother/daughter relationships, coming of age, cultural references, witty banter Readalikes … Continue reading Gilmore Girls Readalikes

Toca Boca Readalikes

Description:  For the preschool set, [Toca Boca apps] combine fun exploration with a gender-neutral approach and a kid-safe sensibility. Though they don’t promise to teach the ABCs or 123s, they do offer opportunities for storytelling and unique experiences that range from playing hairstylist to creating biomes for different animals. They also have a series of virtual dollhouses that let kids play in all kinds of environments, including a hospital, … Continue reading Toca Boca Readalikes

Paw Patrol Readalikes

Wikipedia’s Description: A group of six rescue dogs, led by a tech-savvy boy named Ryder, has adventures in “PAW Patrol.” The heroic pups, who believe “no job is too big, no pup is too small,” work together to protect the community. Among the members of the group are fire-dog Marshall, police pup Chase, and fearless Skye. All of the animals have special skills, gadgets and … Continue reading Paw Patrol Readalikes

Shimmer and Shine Readalikes

Wikipedia’s Description:  Twins Shimmer and Shine are genies-in-training who grant wishes for their best friend, Leah. The wishes don’t always go as smoothly as they plan, though — after all, they’re still in training — and the girls must clean up the magical mess that results from the issues. Read-a-likes for ages 3+     Main appeals:  Girl power, female friendships, magic/fantasy worlds, comedic misadventures, … Continue reading Shimmer and Shine Readalikes

Incredibles 2 Readalikes

Wikipedia’ Description: Incredibles 2 is a 2018 American computer-animated film produced by Pixar and released by Walt Disney Pictures. It is the sequel to The Incredibles (2004) and the second installment of the franchise. The story follows the Parr family as they try to restore public’s trust in superheroes while balancing their family life, only to combat a new foe who seeks to turn the populace against all superheroes. Readalikes for ages 8-12 Appeals: Action-adventure, family dynamics, … Continue reading Incredibles 2 Readalikes

The Great British Bakeoff Readalikes

Wikipedia’s Description: The Great British Bake Off (often referred to as Bake Off or GBBO) is a British television baking competition produced by Love Productions, in which a group of amateur bakers compete against each other in a series of rounds, attempting to impress a group of judges with their baking skills. Readalikes for Teens/Adults Appeals: Cooking/baking, foodie culture Relish: My Life in the Kitchen by Lucy Knisley Amazon’s Description:  “Lucy Knisley … Continue reading The Great British Bakeoff Readalikes