Common Sense Selections

Common Sense recognizes outstanding entertainment with an official seal for quality and impact. Common Sense Selections include age-appropriate media with the potential to spark family conversations, entertain families of all kinds, and have a positive, lasting effect on society.

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BOOK

Hollow Fires

age 14+

Gripping thriller has a message about standing up to hate.

By: Samira Ahmed (2022)
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BOOK

Simon B. Rhymin' Takes a Stand: Simon B. Rhymin', Book 2

age 8+

Charming story about kids' first taste of activism.

By: Dwayne Reed (2022)
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TV

Dodo

age 8+

Funny coming-of-age comedy has universal appeal.

Network: HBO Max, Cartoon Network (2022)
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TV

Snacks with Susie

age 2+

Short videos inspire kids to get in kitchen, try new things.

Network: HBO Max (2022)
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GAME

This War of Mine: Final Cut

age 13+

Bleak strategy about war's toll on citizens can't be missed.

Platforms: Xbox Series X/S, PlayStation 5, Windows (2022)
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BOOK

The Blur

age 4+

From baby to college, a superhero's cute life story.

By: Minh Le (2022)
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MOVIE

Sneakerella

age 8+

NYC Cinderella musical has diverse cast, positive messages.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2022)
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BOOK

Witchlings

age 9+

Tweens band together in mysterious, magical fantasy.

By: Claribel A. Ortega (2022)
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TV

Snoopy Presents: To Mom (and Dad) With Love

age 4+

Sweet Mother's Day special affirms all types of families.

Network: Apple TV+ (2022)
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BOOK

Marcus Makes It Big

age 8+

Funny young filmmaker has great lessons about social media.

By: Kevin Hart, Geoff Rodkey (2022)
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Ballad & Dagger: Outlaw Saints, Book 1
BOOK

Ballad & Dagger: Outlaw Saints, Book 1

age 14+

Pirates, reborn Caribbean saints mix in fascinating fantasy.

By: Daniel Jose Older (2022)
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BOOK

Girl Dad

age 4+

Celebration of fathers and daughters challenges stereotypes.

By: Sean Williams (2022)
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BOOK

Mr. Lemoncello's Very First Game: Mr. Lemoncello's Library

age 8+

Heart, laughs, puzzles, libraries in page-turning prequel.

By: Chris Grabenstein (2022)
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TV

Star Trek: Strange New Worlds

age 10+

Prequel is fun, light, classic sci-fi; some violence, sex.

Network: Paramount+ (2022)
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BOOK

Layla, the Last Black Unicorn

age 4+

Funny, colorful tale of acceptance has positive messages.

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BOOK

The Aquanaut

age 8+

Hilarious fish-out-of-water tale has fun art.

By: Dan Santat (2022)
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BOOK

The World Belonged to Us

age 5+

Colorful tribute to the past honors inner-city culture.

By: Jacqueline Woodson (2022)
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TV

Samurai Rabbit: The Usagi Chronicles

age 9+

Furry, futuristic samurai fun; plenty of positive messages.

Network: Netflix (2022)
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TV

Sketchbook

age 5+

Captivating docuseries teaches art, heart, perseverance.

Network: Disney+ (2022)
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MOVIE

Pompo the Cinephile

age 13+

Lovable movie about loving movies has some mature content.

In Theaters (Release Year: 2022)
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