9 Books to Share With Your Kids Based on Their Favorite TV Shows

Zakiya Jamal  //  Oct 2, 2020

9 Books to Share With Your Kids Based on Their Favorite TV Shows

Do you have a reluctant reader on your hands? One of the best ways to get a young reader to pick up a book is if they're already familiar with the characters. That's why books based on TV shows are sometimes the perfect reads.

Check out these incredible reads based on the shows your kids are watching!

The Edge of Great by Micol Ostow (Julie and the Phantoms) (On Sale Dec. 29)

After you binge your way through Kenny Ortega’s amazing new Netflix show Julie and the Phantoms, check out this novelization of the first season! The Edge of Great is told in alternating points of view and includes a full-color photo insert and exclusive story content not seen on the show. Cheer on Julie as she brings her rock-and-roll dreams to life!

Through the Moon by Peter Wartman & Xanthe Bouma (The Dragon Prince) (On Sale Oct. 6)

If you were excited to hear The Dragon Prince was renewed for 4 MORE SEASONS and can’t wait for Season 4 to arrive on Netflix, this original graphic novel is the perfect remedy to hold you over until then! Through the Moon is a brand new story set between Seasons 3 and 4. When an ancient ritual calls Rayla, Callum, and Ezran to the Moon Nexus, she learns the lake is a portal to a world between life and death.

Storm Warning by Melissa Scott (gen: LOCK) (On Sale Oct. 6)

We are obsessed with gen:LOCK, the epic sci-fi animated show starring Michael B. Jordan, Dakota Fanning, David Tennant, and Maisie Williams. If you’re into genius teen hackers, invading authoritarian forces, and giant robot armor suits, check out this new original novel based on the hit show! It follows 17-year-old Cammie McCloud, the newest gen:LOCK recruit who doesn’t quite fit in with her fellow combat-trained fighters.

Interview with the Vixen by Rebecca Barrow (Riverdale)

The Town with Pep and outrageously attractive high schoolers is our favorite guilty pleasure show, and now there are spooky spin-off novels to continue our obsession just in time for fall! In Interview with the Vixen, Veronica has been bitten by a vampire on the loose and has to get rid of him before the entire town acquires a taste for blood...

Dinosaur DNA (Jurassic World: Camp Cretaceous)

After your kids finish binge-watching Jurassic World: Camp Cretaceous on Netflix, they can dive into more prehistoric adventures with Dinosaur DNA! In this illustrated nonfiction book, readers will discover the real science behind Jurassic World's most memorable dinosaurs, including T. rex, Velociraptor, and Indominus rex; what DNA is and how genetic modifications are used today; all about dinosaur eggs and babies; and more. Plus, it comes with two eggs to crack open with collectible dinosaur babies inside!

Welcome to Wheelford by Annie Auerbach (Ricky Zoom)

This speedy red bike is racing right into our hearts! If your kids are as hooked on Ricky Zoom as we are, they will love these all-new stories about the competitive speedster and his Bike Buddies. Welcome to Wheelford introduces little readers to the most zoomtastic town around and just what it takes to be a Bike Buddy. Plus, it includes a sheet of Ricky Zoom stickers and trading cards!

Peppa Loves Doctors and Nurses (Peppa Pig) (On Sale Oct. 6)

If your child is a fan of this spunky British pig, these books are a great way to share fun, but teachable moments together! In Peppa Loves Doctors and Nurses, Doctor Brown Bear and Nurse Fox visit Peppa's playgroup and show the children how to be healthy, eat well, and wash their hands. This storybook even comes with a special hand washing poster, to help remind your family how to stay squeaky clean!

Ready, Set, Drive! by Courtney Carbone (Paw Patrol)

Whenever you’re in trouble, we’ll be there on the double! If the PAW Patrol theme song has been playing around your house nonstop, check out these fun-packed activity books for some screen-free distraction. In this interactive board book, kids can pretend to be their favorite pups racing to the rescue as they grab the handles on each page to drive six different vehicles on their way to six different rescues!

The Story of Clifford by Meredith Rusu; Illus. by Jennifer Oxley (Clifford)

If there’s any way your kids have watched Clifford’s show and not picked up one of his books, this is the perfect way to start! Read the story of how Clifford grew and grew, then join the big red dog and Emily Elizabeth as they explore their magical island home and lead the town in a parade. This fun storybook is a new introduction to the world of Clifford, based on his reimagined show now on Amazon and PBS Kids!