Best Media Lists: Our Recommendations for Families

Need some fresh ideas for your next family movie night? In the market for apps and games that will entertain your kids and teach them a thing or two? Looking for a book to engage your reluctant reader? Our editors have hand-picked lists of their favorite titles in every category of media we cover -- movies, TV, books, music, websites, apps, and games (including learning ratings) -- to give you the information you need to make the best choices for your family. All of our picks are entertaining and rated to help you decide whether they're age-appropriate for your kids.

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Screen-Free Summer: Top Podcasts for Kids and Families

Families will enjoy screen-free summer fun with our hand-picked collection of kid-friendly podcasts to help keep boredom at bay.

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Movies and TV Shows with Arab Leads

Moving, accurate reflections of Arab culture, with Arab actors and characters at the forefront.

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Great Canadian TV Shows

Go beyond Degrassi with these picks that will make you say "eh."

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Controversial TV Shows That Teens Are Watching

These edgier picks are the shows teens are talking about. How much do you know about them?

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Kids' Books About Moving to a New Home

Stories that explore the feelings and challenges related to moving.

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Best Spring Break Podcasts for Kids

Fun and engaging podcasts that offer great screen-free activities for Spring Break.

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Podcasts Inspired by (and That Inspired) Books

Podcasts that have both inspired and been inspired by favorite books and authors.

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Best Podcasts for Kids Who Love Reading

Podcasts sure to encourage, inspire, and engage readers of all ages.

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Kids' Choice Awards: All-Time Stars

The best of kids' movies, TV shows, books, apps, and video games -- voted on by kids, for kids.

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2023 Oscar-Nominated Films

Congratulations to the nominees of the 95th annual Academy Awards.

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2023 NAACP Image Award-Nominated TV Shows

We'd like to thank the NAACP for this year's great nominees.

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2023 NAACP Image Award-Nominated Films

We'd like to thank the NAACP for this year's great nominees.

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50 Modern Movies All Kids Should Watch Before They're 12

These post-2000 picks are some of the best of their time. Seen them all yet?

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Great Kids' Books for Lunar New Year

East Asian characters shine in books for the holiday or anytime.

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Powerful Stories About Martin Luther King Jr.

Movies, TV shows, and books about the inspirational civil rights leader and his lasting legacy.

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Best Mystery Movies

Pop on your detective cap and get out your magnifying glass—we're going in!

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The Game Awards

Check out the top winners from gaming's acclaimed awards show.

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Best U.K. Films of the Year: 2022

Check out this year's exceptional titles from the United Kingdom.

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Best Podcasts of the Year: 2022

All the best listens of the year, all in one place.

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Best Video Games of the Year: 2022

Check out the video games we loved this year.