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

The Saint of Second Chances movie poster: Collage of scenes from the documentary, which include white baseballs, a white pig standing on a white base of a green baseball field, and Mike Veeck, the son of Bill Veeck, owner of the Chicago White Sox, faces the camera with his visually-impaired daughter Rebecca as she embraces him around the neck

The Saint of Second Chances

age 14+

Baseball family dynasty docu hits home run; language.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2023)
Animals Up Close TV show poster: Collage with large image of Bertie Gregory at its center, surrounded by images of animals

Animals Up Close with Bertie Gregory

age 8+

Optimistic host, great visuals in educational wildlife docu.

Network: Disney+ (2023)
A Horse Named Sky book cover: Brown spotted horse with white mane running across mountain meadow

A Horse Named Sky

age 8+

Thrilling, info-rich tale of young mustang in Silver Rush.

By: Rosanne Parry (2023)
¡Vamos! Let's Go Read book cover: A cartoon cheetah, fox, chicken, and dog sit around a box outside of a library reading books

¡Vamos! Let's Go Read!

age 4+

Colorful celebration of books has tons of Spanish vocab.

By: Raul the Third (2023)
Women of Marvel podcast logo, women superheroes in a collage style background.

Women of Marvel

age 9+

Empowering pod dives deep into women superheroes of Marvel.

Production company: Marvel Studios , SiriusXM (Average run time: 45 minutes)
Football Must Go On TV show poster: A collapsed cement structure with a football player with orange jacket painted on it.

Football Must Go On

age 13+

Uplifting docuseries about soccer, war, and resilience.

Network: Paramount+ (2023)
Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe Movie Poster: The characters stand back to back in front of a field of stars

Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe

age 13+

Touching 1980s-set coming-of-age drama; language, violence.

In Theaters (Release Year: 2023)
When Moon Became the Moon book cover: Smiling white moon against a black sky

When Moon Became the Moon

age 4+

Charming, friendly intro to the moon and its phases.

By: Rob Hodgson (2023)
A Million Miles Away movie poster: Michael Peña as migrant worker turned astronaut José Hernández.

A Million Miles Away

age 10+

Positive messages in migrant-turned-astronaut underdog tale.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2023)
Baller Ina book cover: Little girl with tan skin and hair in two Bantu knots wearing a basketball uniform and a tutu holds a basketball above her head as she does a ballet kick on a yellow basketball court

Baller Ina

age 4+

Slam-dunk picture book keeps readers on their tippy toes.

By: Liz Casal (2023)
Snoopy Presents: One-of-a-Kind-Marcie poster: Marcie lays on the floor surrounded by books looking up at twinkle lights.

Snoopy Presents: One-of-a-Kind Marcie

age 5+

Sweet story about leaving your comfort zone to shine.

Network: Apple TV+ (2023)
Live to 100: Secrets of the Blue Zones TV show poster: a middle-aged White man looks out over a town

Live to 100: Secrets of the Blue Zones

age 8+

Tender inquiry into aging puts educational content up front.

Network: Netflix (2023)
Adventure Time: Fionna & Cake: A group of characters including Fionna, Cake, Simon Petrikov and others floats underneath a white mushroom-shaped umbrella against a pink cloudy sunset background; the words "Adventure Time Fionna & Cake" appear above them

Adventure Time: Fionna & Cake

age 12+

Gender-swapped version of beloved series is more mature.

Network: Max (2023)
Spanish is the Language of My Family book cover: A boy stands on a stage in front of a microphone with a sign that reads "Annual Spanish Spelling Bee"; a panel of adult judges sits in front, backs to the reader

Spanish is the Language of My Family

age 4+

Triumphant spelling bee victory reveals powerful lessons

By: Michael Genhart (2023)
In the Night Garden book cover: Navy blue silhouette of a cat covered in stars and flowers

In the Night Garden

age 3+

Richly illustrated bedtime story is wonderfully calming.

By: Carin Berger (2023)
The Conversations Project TV show poster: A black, red wax sealed invitation sits on a table.

The Conversations Project

age 15+

Food and talk series showcases Black stories, has language.

Network: Hulu (2023)
More Than A Dream book cover: Photo of three women (two Black and one White) stand arm in arm in front of the Lincoln Memorial

More Than a Dream: The Radical March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom

age 12+

Powerful must read story about a pivotal day in US history.

My Shadow is Purple book cover: Smiling child standing with a purple shadow behind them

My Shadow is Purple

age 4+

Sweet, happy, colorful story of a non-binary child.

By: Scott Stuart (2022)
Stickle Loves the World book cover: A happy eight-eyed creature made of brown sticks centered on the cover below title

Stickler Loves the World

age 4+

Engaging, silly story of exploring has great illustrations.

By: Lane Smith (2023)
Greenwild book cover: A brown haired girl with pale skin stands in a magical garden; a black cat is perched on one shoulder, a glowing orb hovers over one of her hands, a vine is wrapped around the other

Greenwild, The World Behind the Door: Greenwild, Book 1

age 8+

Plucky middle schooler finds magic in superb eco-fantasy.

By: Pari Thomson (2023)