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.
Dreamin' with Def Leppard Music Poster Image
Music kids and parents can both groove to.
African Lullaby Music Poster Image
Soothing sounds and bouncy beats for wee ones.
Carnival Ride Music Poster Image
Put a spring in kids' two-stepping walk.
A Potluck Music Poster Image
Channel that pre-K energy with these positive tunes.
Steep: Road to the Olympics Game Poster Image
Go for the gold on your own turf.
Backyard Basketball 2007 Game Poster Image
These games will be slam dunks for baller fans.
Dora the Explorer: Dora Saves the Crystal Kingdom Game Poster Image
The top of the heap of great games for Wii families.
I Spy Castle Game Poster Image
Give your brain a puzzling workout.
Nickelodeon Fit Game Poster Image
The best of the games to keep you fit.
Get Out There! TV Poster Image
A little armchair exploration never hurt anyone.
Hey Dude TV Poster Image
Big hair and big drama in these top shows from the '90s.
The 5th Wave, Book 1 Book Poster Image
If your teen needs something new to read, look no further.
Randy Jackson Presents America's Best Dance Crew TV Poster Image
This is the better side of MTV's split personality.
Teletubbies TV Poster Image
The finest shows for all ages from across the pond.
Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site Book Poster Image
Curl up with your kid and one of these great reads.
Dona Flor: A Tall Tale About a Giant Woman with a Great Big Heart Book Poster Image
Get a fascinating glimpse at a diverse set of traditions.
I Am Jazz Book Poster Image
The topic of controversial books is bound to get you talking.
Corduroy Book Poster Image
Discover (or revisit) stories that stand the test of time.
The Absent-Minded Professor Movie Poster Image
Still hilarious, even decades after they were first released.
Curious George Swings into Spring Movie Poster Image
Talking (and singing and wisecracking) critters for kids.