101 Movies to See Before You Grow Up is the must-see movie list for future critics! Choose one of these family-friendly films and record your reactions. Movies can make you think, teach you a lesson, or just let you escape into a fantasy world for a few hours. But most importantly, movies are made to entertain! 101 Movies to See Before You Grow Up serves as an interactive bucket list of films for children ages 8 and up to watch before they grow up. This collection of great movies goes beyond mainstream films; you'll find modern flicks everyone loves, but also plenty of classic films no one should miss. Each page focuses on a single movie with basic information about each film, including the director, run time, rating, and date of release. There is also the all-important "Film Critic" section at the bottom of each page where young movie buffs can write their own impressions and observations about the movie, right on the pages! 101 Movies to See Before You Grow Up is the perfect handbook for movie-lovers of all ages, helping both kids and parents choose classic and contemporary movies appropriate for the entire family.
Suzette Valle is an award-winning mother of two and freelance writer focusing on family entertainment. She graduated with a B.A. from the University of San Diego, and has a Master's Degree from Oxford University, England. Suzette has been a director and board member of several non-profit organizations in her community, including the Parent Teacher's Association, Islander Sports Foundation, and is currently a board member of the San Diego-based international charity Foundation for Women. She also has her own blog, Mamarazzi Knows Best.com, where she writes about parenting in a celebrity-driven society and all aspects of entertainment. She is a featured Hollyblogger at the award-winning Hollywood publication The Wrap.com where she contributes film reviews, interviews with celebrities, and has covered and written about pop-culture events like Comic-Con International where she's interviewed actors, directors, producers and writers about current and upcoming projects. Her articles have been featured on YahooMovies.com, MSNentertainment.com, and REUTERS among others. She wrote over 30 articles for the monthly column Parent Talk for AOL's Patch.com, and headed this publication's Parents Council in her community. Suzette lives in the seaside town of Coronado, California. This enchanted island is also known as the Emerald City because L. Frank Baum, author of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, penned several of the Oz books here. Suzette enjoys watching movies, and walks on the beach with her husband of 25 years and Bella, her adorable dog.
"A bucket list for young cinema fans; a canon for family viewing; a viewers' advisory or programming tool for youth librarians; a gauntlet thrown down to incite debate-this volume should serve movie enthusiasts in multiple ways." -- The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books
"In a world of too much media and too little family time, Suzette Valle's book has great movie choices that bring families closer." -- Nell Minow aka "Movie Mom"
"101 Movies' takes you on an infectiously fun and informative journey through the best of our movie history. Trust Suzette Valle to highlight films for entertainment value and good taste - worth having in every room in the house!" -- Sharon Waxman, Founder & Editor-in-Chief, TheWrap