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.
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The latest TV and streaming series offering exceptional experiences in media.
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Celebrate and learn about the Festival of Lights with these reads.
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These 15 apps and websites changed everything.
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Fifteen captivating titles that pushed the boundaries of gaming.
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These 15 beloved books helped raise a generation of readers.
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In a changing TV landscape, these 15 series still stand out.
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The 15 most iconic films to come out since CSM's founding.
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Bring your family together with these comfort classics that guarantee laughs.
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These terrific tales teach kids that reading is fun.
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Riveting autobiographies show real-life stories of struggle and triumph.
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Stories about teens and loved ones struggling with substance use and abuse.
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Stories about cyberbullying, the quest for likes, and balancing life and tech.
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Stories and practical tips to help kids change the world.
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Great films across a wide range of genres and lived experiences.
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Find the best originals for your kids without the endless scrolling.
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The best original series from the popular streaming giant.
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Make returning to school easier with these classroom-based shows.
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A few distraction-free minutes can be a lifesaver.
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Podcasts aren't just for grown-ups, so find one your whole family can enjoy.
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Dazzling art draws young readers in and helps tell the story.

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