The films and TV shows that families love are reimagined as lively, colorful picture books featuring the iconic moments and characters of the original. Simple words are paired with a kid-friendly storybook format that's perfect for bedtime or storytime. All-new illustrations done in classic picture book style make this series a great way for parents to share their pop culture favorites with a new generation. Though the movie and TV versions came first, you'll wonder if they weren't adaptions of these books, instead of the other way around!
About the book: One the most beloved TV shows of all time is now a sweet, silly, sci-fi bedtime story! In The X Files: Earth Children Are Weird, best pals Dana (Scully) and Fox (Mulder) have pitched a tent in the backyard for a sleepover. But the night is full of strange sounds, lights, and shadows. Surely there’s a rational, scientific explanation for everything . . . or is there? With beautiful illustrations of pint-sized Dana and Fox, this humorous and not-scary-at-all story will introduce the cult TV show to an entire new generation of fans.
On sale October 31, 2017!
About the book: When E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial was released in theaters thirty-five years ago, the film enchanted millions of kids and surpassed Star Wars to become the highest-grossing movie of all time. Now the blockbuster movie is an illustrated storybook, with colorful retro-style illustrations courtesy of Kim Smith. It’s a story you can’t help but love: After E.T. is stranded on Earth, he takes refuge with Elliott, a lonely boy in need of a friend . . . and together they find a way to send E.T. back home. Along the way, they learn important lessons about courage, friendship, and the power of the imagination. It’s the perfect read-along story for children, their parents, and millions of E.T. fans everywhere!
About the book: Eight-year-old Kevin McCallister wished his family would disappear. He never thought his wish would come true! The classic movie you know and love is now an illustrated storybook for the whole family—complete with bumbling burglars, brilliant booby traps, and a little boy named Kevin who’s forced to fend for himself. Can he keep the crooks from entering his house? And will his family return in time for Christmas?
With an amusing read-aloud story and enchanting, immersive illustrations, this charming adaptation can be enjoyed year after year alongside The Polar Express, How the Grinch Stole Christmas, and other Christmas storybook classics.
About the author: Kim Smith is an illustrator based in Calgary, Alberta. Kim illustrates children’s books but has also worked in games, editorial, and animation. When she’s not illustrating, she can either be found digging through antique stores, snowshoeing around the Canadian rockies, or going on adventures with her border terrier, Whisky.