Best Media Lists: Our Recommendations for Families

Need some fresh ideas for your next family movie night? In the market for apps and games that will entertain your kids and teach them a thing or two? Looking for a book to engage your reluctant reader? Our editors have hand-picked lists of their favorite titles in every category of media we cover -- movies, TV, books, music, websites, apps, and games (including learning ratings) -- to give you the information you need to make the best choices for your family. All of our picks are entertaining and rated to help you decide whether they're age-appropriate for your kids.
Curious George TV Poster Image
NBCUniversal's streaming platform offers fantastic series and fun films -- ads optional.
Natalie Portman's Fables Book Poster Image
Check out these hot new releases for kids 2–12.
Spellbreak Game Poster Image
Kid-friendly new releases for Switch, PS4, and more.
Cemetery Boys Book Poster Image
Check here for the latest YA titles for your teen.
Age of Empires III: Definitive Edition Game Poster Image
The latest games for PS4, Xbox One, Switch, and more.
Midnight Sun Book Poster Image
A sampling of the hottest new releases.
Alphablocks TV Poster Image
Top-rated streaming series -- binge-watching optional.
Super Monsters: The New Class Movie Poster Image
The latest and greatest streaming movies for families.
The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh Movie Poster Image
Find the best picks on this platform for your family.
Silly Street Learn & Play App Poster Image
Take some time to strategize, play, and laugh together with these fun apps.
Unsolved History TV Poster Image
These shows explore real-life crimes, investigations, and justice.
All in with Cam Newton TV Poster Image
Top picks for sporty fans and families.
Score A Friend Website Poster Image
Lady Gaga's mama shares sites to empower teens to find help and community.
Blue's Clues & You! TV Poster Image
These revived and relaunched gems make for fun family viewing.
The Short Game Movie Poster Image
Be inspired by these true sporting stories.
The ABCs of COVID-19: A CNN/Sesame Street Town Hall for Kids TV Poster Image
Inspire an interest in current events with these kid-friendly picks.
Jaipur: A Card Game of Duels App Poster Image
These fun multiplayer games need only a phone or computer.
Dear Dracula Movie Poster Image
You'll want to take a bite out of these movies for kids, tweens, and teens.
The King of Kindergarten Book Poster Image
"New Kid" author picks his favorite books about happy kids of color.
Duck for President Book Poster Image
Stories that show kids and teens democracy in action.

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