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.
Andi Mack TV Poster Image
Watch-together TV can help parents and teens talk about big issues.
Charlotte's Web Book Poster Image
Get ahead this summer with books on many teachers' must-read lists.
Blox 3D Junior App Poster Image
Perfect picks if you have a Minecraft fan on your hands.
The Peanuts Movie Movie Poster Image
Get your kid's next overnight off to a fun start. Website Poster Image
Find accurate, credible media sources with these sites.
ustyme App Poster Image
Instead of being isolating, digital media can bring some family fun.
Google Cardboard App Poster Image
Try these immersive experiences to get a taste of VR.
Big Bird's Words...A Sesame Street App App Poster Image
Blur the line between the digital and real worlds with these AR apps.
Job Simulator Game Poster Image
Looking for the best PSVR games? Look no further!
The 5th Wave, Book 1 Book Poster Image
Give 'em what they love: trilogies, multipart sagas, and tantalizing cliffhangers.
Mario Kart 8 Game Poster Image
Gather your family together for some fun, competitive gameplay.
Fruit Ninja Kinect 2 Game Poster Image
Load up these games for your next family game night.
Poppleton Series Book Poster Image
A lively selection for kids getting the hang of chapter books.
HTE Kids News Website Poster Image
News websites designed for a young audience.
The Backyardigans Game Poster Image
Foster collaboration and teamwork by playing with others.
SweetLand - Family Board Game App Poster Image
Tabletop classics, reimagined for the digital generation.
Busy Shapes 2 App Poster Image
Keep kids entertained and occupied for easy family flying.
PlayKids Talk - Kids-Safe Messenger App Poster Image
See what's out there besides Facebook and Twitter.
Are We There Yet? Book Poster Image
Hit the road (or the beach!) with these fun reads.
Seasons Movie Poster Image
Catch these Common Sense Seal honorees on DVD or streaming.