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

Indian No More Book Poster Image
csm_book
age 9+
Moving story of Umpqua family relocated to L.A. in '50s.
By Charlene Willing McManis, Traci Sorell
(2019)
Continue reading
Words on Fire Book Poster Image
csm_book
age 8+
Tale of late-1800s Lithuania has big ideas but lacks punch.
By Jennifer A. Nielsen
(2019)
Continue reading
The Good Thieves Book Poster Image
csm_book
age 8+
Kids fight gangsters in thrilling, heart-filled 1920s tale.
By Katherine Rundell
(2019)
Continue reading
The Fountains of Silence Book Poster Image
age 13+
Poignant, powerful drama set in 1957 fascist Spain.
By Ruta Sepetys
(2019)
Continue reading
Anthem Book Poster Image
csm_book
age 12+
Ambitious story of teens' eye-opening road trip in 1969.
By Deborah Wiles
(2019)
Continue reading
Butterfly Yellow Book Poster Image
csm_book
age 14+
Moving post-Vietnam War story of courage and perseverance.
By Thanhha Lai
(2019)
Continue reading
The Double Dangerous Book for Boys Book Poster Image
age 10+
Fun info, skills, projects, and more for kids of any age.
By Conn Iggulden
(2019)
Continue reading
The Hunt for the Mad Wolf's Daughter Book Poster Image
age 9+
Exciting, history-steeped sequel has heart, great heroine.
By Diane Magras
(2019)
Continue reading
The Raven's Tale Book Poster Image
csm_book
age 14+
Gripping, dark exploration of famous writer's teen years.
By Cat Winters
(2019)
Continue reading
A Place to Belong Book Poster Image
age 11+
Emotional post-WWII story promotes compassion, perseverance.
By Cynthia Kadohata
(2019)
Continue reading
White Rose Book Poster Image
csm_book
age 12+
Intense, inspiring story of students who defied the Nazis.
By Kip Wilson
(2019)
Continue reading
Lovely War Book Poster Image
csm_book
age 13+
Poignant World War I romance weaves in jazz, Greek gods.
By Julie Berry
(2019)
Continue reading
Courting Darkness Book Poster Image
age 14+
Absorbing historical fiction ramps up the palace intrigue.
By Robin LaFevers
(2019)
Continue reading
Inventing Victoria Book Poster Image
age 14+
Teen reinvents herself in engaging post-Reconstruction tale.
By Tonya Bolden
(2019)
Continue reading
An Assassin's Guide to Love and Treason Book Poster Image
age 14+
So-so historical fiction has romance and intrigue.
By Virginia Boecker
(2018)
Continue reading
Grenade Book Poster Image
csm_book
age 11+
Tense, gripping WWII drama has powerful cost-of-war message.
By Alan Gratz
(2018)
Continue reading
The Lady's Guide to Petticoats and Piracy Book Poster Image
age 14+
Entertaining sequel has strong girl-power messages.
By Mackenzi Lee
(2018)
Continue reading
Girls Resist!: A Guide to Activism, Leadership, and Starting a Revolution Book Poster Image
age 14+
Empowering practical guide to becoming a social activist.
By Kaelyn Rich
(2018)
Continue reading
Dream Country Book Poster Image
csm_book
age 14+
Gripping five-generation saga of an African American family.
By Shannon Gibney
(2018)
Continue reading
Finding Langston Book Poster Image
csm_book
age 8+
In lovely, moving story, boy who lost mom discovers poetry.
By Lesa Cline-Ransome
(2018)
Continue reading

Pages