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.

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BOOK

The Legacy of Jim Crow

age 10+

Illuminating intro to historical roots of U.S. racism.

By: Clarence A. Haynes (2022)
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TV

Eureka!

age 3+

Talented girl goes on engineering adventures in Stone Age.

Network: Disney Junior (2022)
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TV

Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood: Daniel Visits A New Neighborhood

age 3+

Preschool special encourages friendship, bilingual life.

Network: PBS, PBS Kids (2022)
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BOOK

The World Needs More Purple Schools

age 3+

Bright, upbeat celebration of individuality and curiosity.

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MOVIE

The Sea Beast

age 8+

Swashbuckling adventure has kid role model, monster attacks.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2022)
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TV

Dead End: Paranormal Park

age 10+

Fun, spooky series features LGBTQ+ and racial diversity.

Network: Netflix (2022)
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BOOK

The History of Juneteenth: A History Book for New Readers

age 7+

Powerful account of the holiday's roots and celebrations.

By: Arlisha Norwood (2022)
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TV

Kiri & Lou

age 3+

Uniquely charming friendship story has positive messages.

Network: Nickelodeon, Apple TV+ (2019)
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GAME

Gordian Quest

age 10+

Deck-building adventure is a brilliant blend of concepts.

Platforms: Windows (2022)
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Daddy and Me and the Rhyme to Be
BOOK

Daddy and Me and the Rhyme to Be

age 4+

Rhyme and wordplay make an upbeat, colorful family read.

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Goodnight Racism
BOOK

Goodnight Racism

age 5+

Beautiful bedtime book dreams of a world that's safe, fair.

By: Ibram X. Kendi (2022)
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BOOK

The Clackity

age 10+

Spooky middle grade ghost-buster delivers haunting thrills.

By: Lora Senf (2022)
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Face's Music Party
TV

Face's Music Party

age 4+

Fun musical show with diverse cast great for young viewers.

Network: Nick Jr. (2022)
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TV

Ms. Marvel

age 10+

Thrilling teen superhero show is vibrant and relatable.

Network: Disney+ (2022)
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MOVIE

Brian and Charles

age 10+

Warm comedy studies loneliness, celebrates quiet ingenuity.

In Theaters (Release Year: 2022)
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Lovely Little Farm
TV

Lovely Little Farm

age 3+

Sublimely sweet farm life tale; top-notch special effects.

Network: Apple TV+ (2022)
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BOOK

Rebel Girls Awesome Entrepreneurs: 25 Tales of Women Building Business

age 7+

Inspiring stories and how-to guide for starting a business.

By: Rebel Girls (2022)
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BOOK

Because of You, John Lewis

age 7+

Beautiful biography shows friendship forged in activism.

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BOOK

Noodle and the No Bones Day

age 4+

TikTok's canine star comes to life in darling picture book.

By: Jonathan Graziano (2022)
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PODCAST

Newsy Pooloozi

age 7+

Diverse kid-friendly international newscast.

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