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

Chester Keene Cracks the Code

age 9+

Boy finds family, friendship in heartwarming adventure.

By: Kekla Magoon (2022)
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BOOK

American Desi

age 4+

Lovely celebration of Indian and American cultures blending.

By: Jyoti Rajan Gopal (2022)
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TV

The Great Muslim American Road Trip

age 10+

Lighthearted Muslim representation in sweet travelogue.

Network: PBS (2022)
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TV

Peppa's Club

age 3+

Charming miniseries highlights playtime fun, friendship.

Network: Nick Jr. (2022)
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TV

Duck & Goose

age 2+

Gentle series promotes empathy, understanding, and fun.

Network: Apple TV+ (2022)
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MOVIE

The Naked Mole Rat Gets Dressed: The Underground Rock Experience

age 3+

Musical has big lesson, huge heart that all ages will love.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2022)
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TV

Baymax!

age 5+

Lovable robot helps folks stay healthy in delightful show.

Network: Disney+ (2022)
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BOOK

Our Crooked Hearts

age 14+

Teen witches cast a spell in moody fantasy.

By: Melissa Albert (2022)
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BOOK

Wretched Waterpark: Sinister Summer, Book 1

age 8+

Fun, spooky summertime romp launches clever tween series.

By: Kiersten White (2022)
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BOOK

Bathe the Cat

age 4+

Hilarious, relatable tale showcases a diverse family.

By: Alice B. McGinty (2022)
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TV

Chip and Potato: Chip's Holiday

age 4+

Cute critters go on an adorable vacation adventure.

Network: Netflix (2022)
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BOOK

The First Cat in Space Ate Pizza

age 8+

Sci-fi silliness awaits robot, queen, and hero cat.

By: Mac Barnett (2022)
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BOOK

The Einsteins of Vista Point

age 8+

Poignant adventure of loving family dealing with loss.

By: Ben Guterson (2022)
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TV

Gordita Chronicles

age 8+

Positive immigration-themed comedy has sex references.

Network: HBO Max (2022)
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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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BOOK

Black Heroes: A Black History Book for Kids: 51 Inspiring People from Ancient Africa to Modern-Day U.S.A.

age 8+

Wonderful showcase of Black history for young readers.

By: Arlisha Norwood (2022)
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BOOK

The Story of Ruby Bridges: A Biography Book for New Readers

age 6+

Fact-filled history of kid civil rights pioneer.

By: Arlisha Norwood (2021)
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BOOK

Rise of the School for Good and Evil

age 8+

Fairy tale-inspired prequel has action and surprises.

By: Soman Chainani (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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