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

Silver Meadows Summer Book Poster Image
age 8+
Poignant story of Puerto Rican girl adapting to life in U.S.
By Emma Otheguy
(2019)
Continue reading
Pavi Sharma's Guide to Going Home Book Poster Image
age 9+
Wry story of foster kids looks at tough and tender truths.
By Bridget Farr
(2019)
Continue reading
Unpregnant Book Poster Image
csm_book
age 14+
Road-trip-to-abortion tale is touching comedy of errors.
By Jenni Hendriks, Ted Caplan
(2019)
Continue reading
The World Ends in April Book Poster Image
age 9+
Madcap tween drama focuses on impending doomsday.
By Stacy McAnulty
(2019)
Continue reading
Dear Haiti, Love Alaine Book Poster Image
age 13+
Teen seeks to end family curse in hilarious, moving tale.
By Maika Moulite, Maritza Moulite
(2019)
Continue reading
Caterpillar Summer Book Poster Image
age 8+
Touching tale of girl's summer with brother, family secrets.
By Gillian McDunn
(2019)
Continue reading
Song for a Whale Book Poster Image
csm_book
age 9+
Compelling tale of deaf girl's search for a whale.
By Lynne Kelly
(2019)
Continue reading
Marcus Vega Doesn't Speak Spanish Book Poster Image
age 10+
Boy searches for dad, finds cultural roots in moving tale.
By Pablo Cartaya
(2018)
Continue reading
Nate Expectations Book Poster Image
age 10+
Theater kid blossoms in new role in sweet homecoming tale.
By Tim Federle
(2018)
Continue reading
What I Leave Behind Book Poster Image
age 12+
Teen walks out his grief in beautiful, captivating book.
By Alison McGhee
(2018)
Continue reading
Love & Luck Book Poster Image
csm_book
age 12+
Sibs squabble in cute but contrived Irish road-trip tale.
By Jenna Evans Welch
(2018)
Continue reading
Down and Across Book Poster Image
csm_book
age 13+
Teen searches for grit in sweet coming-of-age story.
By Arvin Ahmadi
(2018)
Continue reading
When Light Left Us Book Poster Image
age 13+
Dad leaves, alien takes over in slow emotional tale.
By Leah Thomas
(2018)
Continue reading
Love, Life, and the List Book Poster Image
age 13+
Sweet contemporary romance about finding yourself.
By Kasie West
(2017)
Continue reading
Strange Fire:  The Anchor and Sophia, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 14+
Intriguing series opener explores faith, knowledge, truth.
By Tommy Wallach
(2017)
Continue reading
Orphan Island Book Poster Image
csm_book
age 10+
Wrenching emotional fable leaves many questions unanswered.
By Laurel Snyder
(2017)
Continue reading
Stranger Than Fanfiction Book Poster Image
age 15+
Sloppy narration mars moving, funny, profane road trip tale.
By Chris Colfer
(2017)
Continue reading
See You in the Cosmos Book Poster Image
age 10+
Sweet, quirky road story sparkles with warmth and wisdom.
By Jack Cheng
(2017)
Continue reading
Short Book Poster Image
csm_book
age 8+
Small girl grows inside in funny, inspiring theater tale.
By Holly Goldberg Sloan
(2017)
Continue reading
Nowhere Near You Book Poster Image
csm_book
age 13+
Sick pen pals move on and grow up in charming sequel.
By Leah Thomas
(2017)
Continue reading

Pages