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!
Rediscover the laughter and cheer of Buddy the Elf in this adorable picture book for readers of all ages!
Upon its release in 2003, Elf was an instant hit. Since then it has become one of the few films of the new millennium to earn a place in the pantheon of classic Christmas cinema. And now fans can enjoy the hilarious and heartwarming story in a whole new way!
Buddy the Elf has more Christmas spirit than anyone, but he’s never quite fit in with the other elves at the North Pole. That’s because he’s not an elf at all—he was mistakenly brought to Santa’s workshop as a baby. And the worst news is that his human father is on the Naughty List! Determined to bring his dad some holiday cheer, Buddy sets out for New York City, where he discovers the magic of revolving doors, unmasks a fake department store Santa, and works in a shiny mailroom. But when Santa encounters disaster delivering toys on Christmas Eve, can Buddy count on his new family to help him save the day?
Kim Smith’s adorable illustrations give a nostalgic feel to this modern holiday tale. Featuring all the iconic moments and laugh-out-loud lines from the film, this story of infectious joy in the face of cynicism is a must-have for all ages.
Hardcover ISBN: 978-168369-220-1
e-Book ISBN: 978-168369-240-9
Page Count: 40
Release Date: October 6, 2020
Join the Doctor and her smallest companion on a madcap adventure through time and space! The beloved sci-fi TV series is now a charming picture book, perfect for Doctor Who fans of all ages.
Unable to make friends at her new school, Lizzie packs a bag and runs away. After accidentally stowing away in the TARDIS, she meets the Doctor, a mysterious woman who claims to be a time-traveling space alien. When the TARDIS malfunctions, Lizzie and the Doctor are sent catapulting through time and space, visiting the pyramids, the dinosaurs, an alien planet, and more. Along the way, Lizzie learns that making new friends isn’t so hard after all . . . but will she ever be able to get back home? Featuring Jodie Whittaker’s Thirteenth Doctor and an adorable new alien species, this sweet storybook is a must-have for Whovians everywhere, young and old alike.
Hardcover ISBN: 978-1-68369-184-6
e-Book ISBN: 978-1-68369-185-3
Page Count: 40
Release Date: May 5, 2020
YIKES! Kevin did it again! The beloved sequel to Home Alone is now an adorable picture book for the whole family.
It’s the holidays and Kevin doesn’t want to go on his family vacation to Florida. Amid the chaos and confusion of the airport, he accidentally boards the wrong plane and ends up alone (again!) in New York City. Kevin goes sightseeing, checks into a hotel, and enjoys limo rides, all courtesy of his dad’s credit card. But then he makes a shocking discovery: the burglars who tried to rob his house last year are back, and this time they plan to rob a toy store on Christmas Eve! Can Kevin stop them and save Christmas with the help of some new friends? Charmingly illustrated by Kim Smith, this sweet and funny adaptation will delight fans of the Home Alone franchise, young and old alike.
Hardcover ISBN: 978-1-68369-136-5
e-Book ISBN: 978-1-68369-137-2
Page Count: 40
Release Date: October 1, 2019
The classic movie about a boy and his karate teacher is now an adorable picture book for the whole family!
When The Karate Kid appeared in theaters in 1984, its heartwarming story of an unlikely friendship between a bullied boy and the Japanese maintenance man in his new apartment building became an instant classic. Now the beloved film is reimagined as a cute and colorful picture book, with charming illustrations by Kim Smith. When young Daniel is targeted by students from the Cobra Kai dojo, his neighbor Mr. Miyagi agrees to train him for the upcoming karate tournament. But why is Mr. Miyagi making Daniel wax his cars, sand his deck, and paint his house? Will Daniel ever master the art of karate? This timeless story of overcoming the odds will delight kids, their parents, and anyone who has ever had that one special teacher.
Hardcover ISBN: 978-1-68369-092-4
e-Book ISBN: 978-1-68369-093-1
Release Date: May 7, 2019
The cult classic TV show is now a charming picture book for the youngest fans in the Buffyverse!
In this new picture-book story brought to life with cute and colorful illustrations, young readers see what the world’s strongest vampire slayer was like back when she was a kid! Join not-so-brave little Buffy, Willow, and Xander as they investigate strange sounds coming from the closet, seek advice from their school librarian Giles, and encounter everyone’s favorite Buffyverse monsters. Charmingly illustrated by Pop Classics artist Kim Smith, this sweet, silly, and not-so-scary book borrows Joss Whedon’s beloved characters to tell an endearing bedtime story.
Hardcover ISBN: 978-1-68369-069-6
e-Book ISBN: 9781683690702
Release Date: September 4, 2018
The biggest movie of 1985 is now the wildest and wackiest picture book of 2018! Even 30 years after its theatrical debut, Back to the Future is a perennial favorite in classrooms and family movie nights across the country. This picture book by Kim Smith captures all the classic moments of the film. We’ll follow teenage Marty McFly as he travels from 1985 to 1955, meets his parents (as teenagers), and teaches his father how to stand up to bullies. Complete with a time-traveling DeLorean, a crazy mad scientist companion, and a lightning-fueled finale!
You can purchase Back to the Future from your retailer of choice, including the Back to the Future store.
Hardcover ISBN: 978-1-68369-023-8
e-Book ISBN: 978-1-68369-024-5
Release Date: April 24, 2018
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.
Hardcover ISBN: 978-1-59474-979-7
e-Book ISBN: 978-1-59474-980-3
Release Date: August 15, 2017
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!
Hardcover ISBN: 978-1-68369-010-8
e-Book ISBN: 978-1-68369-011-5
Release Date: October 31, 2017
About the illustrator: 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.