Find the best for your family

See what's streaming, limit strong violence or language, and find picks your kids will love with Common Sense Media Plus.

Join now

Book Reviews

Red Sled Book Poster Image
csm_book
age 2+
Inspired, silly sledding romp perfect for winter bedtime.
By Lita Judge
(2011)
Continue reading
Green Book Poster Image
csm_book
age 2+
Clever color book expands idea of green in nature, at home.
By Laura Vaccaro Seeger
(2012)
Continue reading
Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? Book Poster Image
age 2+
Classic delights tykes with bright colors, gentle rhymes.
By Bill Martin Jr.
(1996)
Continue reading
The Going to Bed Book Book Poster Image
age 2+
Sweet, silly board book makes bedtime fun and cozy.
By Sandra Boynton
(1982)
Continue reading
Monster & Son Book Poster Image
csm_book
age 2+
Monstrously funny -- and sweet -- book perfect for bedtime.
By David LaRochelle
(2016)
Continue reading
The Underneath Book Poster Image
csm_book
age 11+
Gripping story is loving, lyrical, but has brutal violence.
By Kathi Appelt
(2008)
Continue reading
Happy Hippo, Angry Duck Book Poster Image
age 2+
Funny book teaches little ones about feelings.
By Sandra Boynton
(2011)
Continue reading
Blue Hat, Green Hat Book Poster Image
age 2+
Funny animals teach toddlers colors and make 'em laugh.
By Sandra Boynton
(1984)
Continue reading
Gossie Book Poster Image
csm_book
age 2+
Unassuming tale offers Zen-like approach to frustration.
By Olivier Dunrea
(2002)
Continue reading
You Are (Not) Small Book Poster Image
age 2+
Snuggly, fun picture book about sizing the world up.
By Anna Kang
(2014)
Continue reading
How Are You? / ¿Comó estás? Book Poster Image
age 2+
Simple, attractive bilingual book about making new friends.
By Angela Dominguez
(2018)
Continue reading
The Time Paradox: Artemis Fowl, Book 6 Book Poster Image
age 11+
Artemis faces younger self in madcap, befuddling adventure.
By Eoin Colfer
(2008)
Continue reading
This Is Baby Book Poster Image
csm_book
age 2+
Lively lesson in naming body parts -- human and animal.
By Jimmy Fallon
(2019)
Continue reading
Your Baby's First Word Will Be DADA Book Poster Image
age 2+
Kid animals speak for themselves in cute, dad-centric book.
By Jimmy Fallon
(2015)
Continue reading
Tarzan of the Apes Book Poster Image
age 11+
Original ape-man tale more violent, racist than the films.
By Edgar Rice Burroughs
(1912)
Continue reading
Everything Is Mama Book Poster Image
age 2+
Baby animals call all things Mama in cute word lesson.
By Jimmy Fallon
(2017)
Continue reading