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

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BOOK

The Way Champs Play

age 4+

Charming book affirms girl athletes, teaches sportsmanship.

By: Naomi Osaka (2022)
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MOVIE

Roald Dahl's Matilda the Musical

age 8+

Musical adaptation has positive messages, some scares.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2022)
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BOOK

Sisterhood of Sleuths

age 9+

Lively Nancy Drew homage/friendship tale has history, heart.

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GAME

Marvel's Midnight Suns

age 13+

Marvel's supernatural side takes the spotlight.

Platforms: Xbox Series X/S, PlayStation 5, Windows (2022)
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TV

Willow

age 10+

Ensemble shines in fantasy quest; some romance, violence.

Network: Disney+ (2022)
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BOOK

Tales of a Seventh-Grade Lizard Boy

age 8+

Unlikely friendships fuel funny sci-fi graphic novel.

By: Jonathan Hill (2022)
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BOOK

Mihi Ever After, Book 1

age 9+

Lively fantasy spotlights diversity, busts stereotypes.

By: Tae Keller (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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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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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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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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