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.
Big movies that kids and teens love.
Treasured, timeless picks for movie lovers of all ages.
Perfect picks if you have a Minecraft fan on your hands.
Role models, inspirational stories, laughs, and more.
These terrific tools can make kids fluent in no time.
Some of the best stories are told with pictures.
Bridging the gap between blue and pink, these apps offer fun and open-ended gender roles for everyone.
Bam! Splat! Comics-loving kids will flip for these picks.
Fun reads for kids and teens and their parents, guaranteed to spark lively discussions.
The evidence shows that kids and teens love to solve a mystery.
These Bible-inspired movies will inspire and entertain the whole family.
Great digital tools to keep kids and teens on track.
Say hello to some pretty fabulous film fellas.
Great TV fathers through the ages.
These Earth-friendly stories have great messages for kids.
Help kids develop a love of language and reading.
Kids can explore a variety of people and perspectives.
Let young surfers branch out while staying safe.
Earth-friendly films with beautiful images, powerful themes.
These films span the full range of African-American cinema.