Artie’s Magic Pencil Readalikes

App: Artie’s Magic Pencil     Description:  Children join Artie on an interactive and creative drawing adventure as they learn how shapes can combine in a variety of ways to form objects. Downloadable worksheets for continued learning off-screen are also included.  (Winner: ALSC’s Notable Children’s Digital Media, 2019) Readalikes for Families Appeals: Creativity, puzzles and problem solving, adventure Readalikes Linus the Little Yellow Pencil by Scott Magoon  WorldCat’s Description:  Linus hopes to win … Continue reading Artie’s Magic Pencil Readalikes

Toy Story 4 Readalikes

Description:  The film directly follows Toy Story 3, as Sheriff Woody, Buzz Lightyear, and their other toy friends have found new appreciation living with Bonnie. They are joined by Forky, a spork that has been made into a toy, and embark on a road trip adventure. Readalikes for Families Appeals:  Anthropomorphism, adventure, family connection, humor Readalikes Escargot by Dashka Slater  WorldCat’s Description:  Escargot is a beautiful French snail who only … Continue reading Toy Story 4 Readalikes

Carmen Sandiego Readalikes

TV Show:  Carmen Sandiego     Description:  A master thief who uses her skills for good, Carmen Sandiego travels the world foiling V.I.L.E.’s evil plans — with help from her savvy sidekicks. Readalikes for Gradeschoolers and up Appeals: Adventure, fast-paced, girl power, international travel Readalikes Rosie Revere and the Raucous Riveters (series) by Andrea Beaty  Amazon’s Description:  Rosie Revere is no stranger to flops and fails, kerfuffles and catastrophes. After all, engineering is all … Continue reading Carmen Sandiego Readalikes

Shark Week Readalikes

Trend:  Shark Week     Description:  With more than 20 hours of shark programming throughout the week, Shark Week 2019’s fincredible lineup will deliver all-new groundbreaking shark stories revealing remarkable insights into the mysterious world of these magnificent creatures. Readalikes for Families Appeals: Science, adventure, natural world, oceans and ocean creatures Readalikes Chomp: A Shark Romp by Michael Paul  Amazon’s Description:  Dive in to the depths of the ocean to discover different species of … Continue reading Shark Week Readalikes

How To Train Your Dragon Readalikes

Movie:  How To Train Your Dragon     Description:  Based on the book series by Cressida Cowell.  The final movie in the series, “How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World” premieres February 2019. “A winner with audiences and critics alike, the Academy Award-nominated DreamWorks Animation film, How to Train Your Dragon, rolls fire-breathing action, epic adventure and laughs into a captivating and original story. Hiccup is a young … Continue reading How To Train Your Dragon Readalikes

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