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.
I Am Still Alive Book Poster Image
There's nothing like a book you just can't put down.
Secretariat Movie Poster Image
Sometimes real life is even more entertaining than fiction.
Jake and the Never Land Pirates: Battle for the Book! Movie Poster Image
Yarr! These picks are great fun for young mateys.
Elf Movie Poster Image
Memorable characters who march to the beat of their own drum.
The Jackie Robinson Story Movie Poster Image
Few things are more inspiring than a good sports story.
The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh Movie Poster Image
From cuddly to fierce, these movie bears are all memorable.
A Shaun the Sheep Movie: Farmageddon Movie Poster Image
Get your chuckles on with our favorite funny movies.
The Adventures of Elmo in Grouchland Movie Poster Image
All aboard for an exciting family movie night!
Frozen Movie Poster Image
These picks will really get your kids' toes tapping.
Pocoyo World Website Poster Image
Not sure which online worlds are safe? Start here.
Kitten Party Movie Poster Image
Pigs and penguins and lions -- oh, my!
Mr. Smith Goes to Washington Movie Poster Image
Dramas and documentaries about leadership, elections, and more.
The Monster at the End of This Story TV Poster Image
Some kids love a good scare.
The Magical Wand Chase: A Sesame Street Special Movie Poster Image
Picks for kids who can't get enough of spells and sorcery.