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.
A Day in the Life TV Poster Image
Hop into new shows from Hulu.
Growing Up Wild Movie Poster Image
Learn something new by watching these streamable true stories.
The Borowitz Report Website Poster Image
Shows and websites that use humor for social and political commentary.
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.
Happy Feet Movie Poster Image
These flicks can help kids understand the realities of global warming.
LEGO App4+ App Poster Image
Find out which Lego movies, TV shows, games, and apps are appropriate for every age.
Moana Movie Poster Image
Which family-friendly films will take home the statues this year?
DanTDM: Trayaurus and the Enchanted Crystal Book Poster Image
From novels to memoirs, humor to science, these books will grab your online fans offline.
Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? Book Poster Image
Little gems for the youngest readers, from classics to new favorites.
Pokemon: Giratina and the Sky Warrior Movie Poster Image
Gotta catch 'em all!
The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About Christmas! Movie Poster Image
Celebrate Christmas with a festive family-friendly film.
ESPN Sports Connection Game Poster Image
Check out nonviolent games for Nintendo's console.
Pix the Cat Game Poster Image
Find the most family-friendly titles on Sony's console.
Hue Game Poster Image
Enjoy these entertaining games free from violent content.
Daisy Chain App Poster Image
Help kids make a positive impact on the world with apps and sites that encourage giving.
30/30 App Poster Image
When it's time for your kid to apply to college, don't panic! These tech tools can help your kid get in and stay in.
Dear Mr. Washington Book Poster Image
Colonists rise up in exciting stories of rebellion and forging a nation.
The Goodbye Book Book Poster Image
Stories that can help kids cope in times of loss.