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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Celebrate Stranger Things with Titles Inspired by Iconic '80s Video Game Franchises

Nostalgic video game titles inspired by the gnarliest decade.

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Movies and TV Shows That Celebrate Black Music

From chart-toppers to the local marching band, explore the influences of Black music with these great picks!

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Great Books to Commemorate Juneteenth

These powerful stories explore the history of slavery and emancipation in the United States.

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Growing Up Queer: Thoughtful Books About LGBTQ+ Youth

Affirming, relatable stories about queer kids and teens.

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Queer AND: Movies and TV Shows That Explore Intersectionality and LGBTQ+ Identities

Compassionate picks that highlight the diverse experiences of LGBTQ+ people.

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Growing Up Queer: Thoughtful Movies and TV Shows About LGBTQ+ Youth

Excellent picks that uplift the stories of LGBTQ+ kids and teens.

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LGBTQ+ History on the Screen: Impactful Queer Moments and Figures in Movies and TV

Great picks that honor the experiences and perspectives of LGBTQ+ people.

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Great Podcasts to Listen to as a Family

Kid-friendly podcasts that you'll love, too.

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Kids' Podcasts That Promote Learning

Science, history, language, and more: The best educational podcasts for kids of all ages!

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Fun Podcasts for Curious Kids

If your kids have lots of questions, these fun and informative podcasts have the answers.

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Helpful Podcasts for Teens

Engaging programs that guide teens through tough topics and relatable experiences.

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Podcasts with Diverse Characters and Stories

Get a range of perspectives, cultures, experiences, families, and more in these inclusive picks.

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Kids & Family Podcasts with Black Hosts and Black Lead Characters

Elevate Black voices and characters with these amazing podcasts.

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Kids & Family Podcasts with Latino Hosts and Latino Lead Characters

Find great podcasts with Latino voices and characters for kids of all ages.

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Podcasts for Kids by Kids

Kids', tweens', and teens' voices are loud and clear in these entertaining and inspiring podcasts.

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Kids' Podcasts for Social-Emotional Learning

Help teach kids how to regulate their emotions and strengthen their relationships with other people.

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Best Story Podcasts for Kids of All Ages

Entertaining audio stories that are sure to leave kids asking for "just one more episode."

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Podcasts Featuring Inspiring Women

Motivate kids of all ages with these female-centered podcasts.

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Podcasts That Help Kids Talk About Feelings

Encourage kids to understand and express their emotions with these sympathetic shows.

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Podcasts That Discuss Mental Health

Thoughtful podcasts that help kids, tweens, teens, and families understand and address mental health and wellness.