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Innocence - A Thriller for Your Older Teens Only

Innocence.jpgInnocence is a thrilling new film based on the best selling novel by Jane Mendelsohn. After her mother dies unexpectedly, 16-year-old Beckett moves to the city with her father to get a fresh start. When she begins attending a prestigious preparatory school, Beckett becomes consumed by the past as a string of mysterious suicides unfold at Hamilton Prep and Beckett is determined to get to the bottom of it before this mystery claims another life, or even worse, her own. Innocence Reviewed by Raven Devanney I really enjoyed this film. Director Hilary Brougher creates a suspenseful, psychological teen thriller while also keeping it very grounded and real. I love the cinematography. It’s dark and overcast, which is my favorite type of weather and the rainy feel of the film adds an eerie element of fear. The sound effects are also a huge part of the thrill and suspense. … - read more...

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My Little Pony, Friendship is Magic: Spooktacular Pony Tales - A Clever and Amusing Collection of Halloween-themed stories

MLP_Spook_165x300_01.jpgMy Little Pony, Friendship is Magic: Spooktacular Pony Tales is a sure hit with fans of the franchise. It's collection of spooky tales includes Boast Busters, Stare Master, Luna Eclipsed, Sleepless in Ponyville, Castle Mane-ia and Bats! And, there's a sing-along. Your younger kids, as well as older fans will find this collection a charming addition to fall and Halloween stories. KIDS FIRST! Film Critic Kendyl P (age 12) comments, "This series is a Halloween/spooky edition, but don’t worry it is not scary at all, but there are a few really great lessons in each series. " See her full review below. My Little Pony Friendship is Magic: Spooktacular Pony Tales By Kendyl P.l, KIDS FIRST! Film Critic, age 12 Video review here: My Little Pony Friendship is Magic: Spooktacular Pony Tales is a clever and amusing collection.  This exciting and adventurous DVD is comprised … - read more...

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GRAND_20140910_hires_cover.jpgAttention all Grandparents!  Did you know, September 7th is National Grandparents Day?  It’s a day of recognition for the huge contribution grandparents make to the family and society. We urge you to celebrate the experience with KIDS FIRST! & GRAND Magazine.  GRAND is the magazine just for grandparents, with information and inspiration we need to get the most from this important life stage.

GRAND is a digital magazine…a real and “green” magazine delivered by email, and it’s absolutely free for you!  To mark their 10th Anniversary, GRAND is giving all KIDS FIRST!  supporters free subscriptions.  Really.  No credit card…no billing. …

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Reviews of The Giver, If I Stay, What If, Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return and More!
KFCA.2014.jpgListen in as we review the latest film and DVD releases including The Giver, If I Stay, What If, The Identical, Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return and When the Game Stands Tall. Catch all this and more with your hosts Raven Devanney and Gerry Orz joined by KIDS FIRST! Film Critics Samantha Alexander, Brianna Hope Beaton and Willie Jones. - read more...

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A Dog is Not Just a Pet by Gerry Orz, age 12
Jul_Jul_and_I.jpgNow, my dog is about 11 months old - she's turning one in October. The first year of her life was not easy. She was a runt of the litter so her immune system was weak. In the first six months with us she survived pneumonia, battled internal bleeding and went through a pretty serious surgery. When we think about dogs, cats, fish even lizards, the first word that comes to mind is ... PETS. But are they really? No, all these species are our family members. Maybe to someone all of them are just animals, but to us my little Juliet (Jul-Jul) is a daughter to my mothers and a sister to me and my brother. Just as our three cats. When we were worried that the … - read more...

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