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.
May B. Book Poster Image
Compelling, accessible stories told in poetic form.
Calm App Poster Image
Though not a replacement for professional help, these apps might help with common mental health issues.
Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout Game Poster Image
Check out these games that have action thrills similar to the popular shooter "Fortnite."
Captain Marvel Movie Poster Image
Every epic superhero movie from Marvel in order.
Bambi Movie Poster Image
Movies that explore loss and its aftermath.
Great Tales and Poems of Edgar Allan Poe Book Poster Image
Compelling poems and novels in free verse have grit, drama, and more.
Alexa & Katie TV Poster Image
Comedy, drama, adventure, and more for girls who need to see themselves reflected in media.
Half Magic: Tales of Magic, Book 1 Book Poster Image
Fantastic tales of magic and other realms.
Can't You Sleep, Little Bear? Book Poster Image
Snuggle-ready bedtime reads to cozy up with.
The 5th Wave, Book 1 Book Poster Image
Futuristic fiction, from outer space to artificial intelligence.
The Belles Book Poster Image
Imagination reigns in these fantastic reads.
The Belles Book Poster Image
These stories show teen boys and girls facing -- and overcoming -- the pressure to look "perfect."
The Parent Trap (1961) Movie Poster Image
These stories address issues related to a marriage's end -- and could help start a family conversation.
Civilisations AR App Poster Image
Explore art, science, and history from around the world.
Claudette Colvin: Twice Toward Justice Book Poster Image
Compelling stories of struggle and courage from the Civil War to the present.
I Am Martin Luther King, Jr.: Ordinary People Change the World Book Poster Image
Brave stories of social justice heroes, from former slaves to civil rights leaders to NBA all-stars.
Hidden Figures: The True Story of Four Black Women and the Space Race Book Poster Image
Stories of great achievements, from the Underground Railroad to the space race, jazz, hip-hop, and more.
Ferdinand Movie Poster Image
Which family-friendly films will take home statues this year?
Clay Jam App Poster Image
Get an adrenaline rush without pulling a trigger.
Toca Doctor App Poster Image
You know them, you love them, but how do you choose?

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