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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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Watch-together TV can help parents and teens talk about big issues.
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Hop into new shows from Hulu.
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Get ahead this summer with books on many teachers' must-read lists.
Disneynature: Expedition China Movie Poster Image
Learn something new by watching these streamable true stories.
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Shows and websites that use humor for social and political commentary.
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Perfect picks if you have a Minecraft fan on your hands.
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Get your kid's next overnight off to a fun start.
Henry and Mudge Series Book Poster Image
Short, simple chapter books to capture kids' interest and keep 'em reading.
Bookmarks Are People Too!: Here's Hank, Book 1 Book Poster Image
Stories about stepping into the spotlight -- not for actors only.
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These flicks can help kids understand the realities of global warming.
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Find out which Lego movies, TV shows, games, and apps are appropriate for every age.
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Find accurate, credible media sources with these sites.
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Which family-friendly films will take home the statues this year?
ReadAskChat for Children 0-4 App Poster Image
Instead of being isolating, digital media can bring some family fun.
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Try these immersive experiences to get a taste of VR.
DanTDM: Trayaurus and the Enchanted Crystal Book Poster Image
These books will grab your online fans offline.
AR Diorama - Qurious Island App Poster Image
Blur the line between the digital and real worlds with these AR apps.
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Looking for the best PlayStation VR games? Look no further!
The 5th Wave, Book 1 Book Poster Image
Give 'em what they love: trilogies, multipart sagas, and tantalizing cliffhangers.
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Middle grade sagas that will keep tween readers hooked.