Common Sense Selections

Common Sense recognizes outstanding entertainment with an official seal for quality and impact. Common Sense Selections include age-appropriate media with the potential to spark family conversations, entertain families of all kinds, and have a positive, lasting effect on society.

Recent Honorees

Willow TV show: poster
TV

Willow

age 10+

Ensemble shines in fantasy quest; some romance, violence.

Network: Disney+ (2022)
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BOOK

Farming Strong All Year Long

age 2+

Rhyming fun for big machines through all seasons on a farm.

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BOOK

The Sour Grape

age 4+

Grape learns about forgiveness in warm, funny picture book.

By: Jory John (2022)
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Inside the silhouette of a girl tossing coins is pictured a gargoyle overlooking a city.
BOOK

The Patron Thief of Bread

age 10+

Orphan finds family and purpose in heartfelt medieval tale.

By: Lindsay Eagar (2022)
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MOVIE

Devotion

age 13+

Gripping historical drama about wartime friendship.

In Theaters (Release Year: 2022)
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TV

Interrupting Chicken

age 4+

Beloved books become lively series about storytelling.

Network: Apple TV+ (2022)
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TV

Fraggle Rock - Back to the Rock: Night of the Lights

age 5+

Fun musical holiday special celebrates differences.

Network: Apple TV+ (2022)
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TV

Storybots: Answer Time

age 5+

Zany robots and celeb cameos return in educational series.

Network: Netflix (2022)
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MOVIE

Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery

age 13+

Sharp, layered mystery sequel; smoking, drinking, cursing.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2022)
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TV

Jurassic World Camp Cretaceous: Hidden Adventure

age 8+

Cool graphics and suspense dominate in interactive special.

Network: Netflix (2022)
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The Chinese Exclusion Act TV Show: poster.
TV

The Chinese Exclusion Act

age 13+

Chinese immigrant experience reveals racism and resilience.

Network: PBS (2018)
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BOOK

Farmhouse

age 4+

Amazing look at a family's home and life through time.

By: Sophie Blackall (2022)
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The U.S. and the Holocaust TV Show: poster.
TV

The U.S. and the Holocaust

age 15+

Insightful docu about the U.S., immigration & democracy.

Network: PBS (2022)
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TV

Zootopia+

age 8+

Fun shorts revisit animal friends; some scares, adult jokes.

Network: Disney+ (2022)
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GAME

Doraemon Story of Seasons: Friends of the Great Kingdom

age 8+

Relationships and teamwork shine in delightful farming sim.

Platforms: Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 5, Windows (2022)
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BOOK

Nubia: The Awakening

age 14+

African teen superheroes saga aims high, delivers.

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MOVIE

Scrooge: A Christmas Carol

age 8+

Animated adaptation has positive messages, scary scenes.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2022)
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BOOK

Morning Sun in Wuhan

age 8+

Amazing book about COVID-19 is full of emotion and recipes.

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TV

Slumberkins

age 2+

Cuddly, gentle puppets teach social-emotional skills.

Network: Apple TV+ (2022)
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MOVIE

The Swimmers

age 14+

Inspiring true refugee story has sexual violence and peril.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2022)
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