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Sandie Angulo Chen
Guest Blogger | Movie/DVD/Book Reviewer | Mom of three
Are your teens on the hunt for a new book series like The Hunger Games? Eager to discover the next Divergent? You're in luck. From the New York Times bestseller A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah... read more
Betsy Bozdech
Executive Editor, Ratings & Reviews | Mom of two
Ever since that first menacing star destroyer loomed across movie screens in 1977, kids of all ages have been enamored with the adventures of Luke Skywalker, Han Solo, Princess Leia, and all their... read more
Betsy Bozdech
Executive Editor, Ratings & Reviews | Mom of two
During a recent visit with old friends, they decided the time was right to watch one of their longtime favorite movies, Roxanne (the 1987 Steve Martin romcom based on Cyrano de Bergerac), with their... read more
Kids naturally develop social skills in the preschool years, so it's a perfect time to teach and reinforce social lessons. The books below serve as modern-day primers on courtesy, graciousness, and... read more
Regan McMahon
Senior Editor, Books | Mom of two
Whether you're on vacation or sticking close to home, there's always room for reading in the summer schedule. Check out our July selections for picture books, middle-grade fiction, and teen reads.... read more
Sierra Filucci
Executive Editor, Parenting Content | Mom of two
With summer in full swing, lots of kids (and parents) are going online for ideas to keep busy. At Common Sense, we're partial to activities that are a little, well, different. We've rounded up 30... read more
It's a great big digital world out there filled with texts, chats, apps, tweets, blogs, likes, videos, photos, games, memes, links to this, links to that, and links to who knows what. As a parent,... read more
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Betsy Bozdech
Executive Editor, Ratings & Reviews | Mom of two
Families are flocking to Disney Pixar's latest animated adventure, Inside Out, and many of them are leaving with a lot to think -- and talk -- about. The movie raises many big issues related to... read more


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