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Media Tie-in: Books For Kids

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Children’s literature has many notable options when it comes to media tie-in. To help you find the right books for you and your young reader, we’ve compiled a list of the best kids books about media tie-in.

Our list includes board books, picture books, and chapter books. Board books are best for babies and toddlers from ages newborn to 2 or 3. Picture books are generally great options for toddlers and for preschool and kindergarten age children. Picture books are especially enjoyable for adults to read aloud with young kids. The chapter books on our list are generally best for elementary through early middle school age tween kids. You can filter to sort by the best book type for your kid.

When it comes to children’s stories about media tie-in, there are a variety of titles. This list covers everything, from classics like Peppa Pig and the Lost Christmas List to popular sellers like Monster High/Ever After High: The Legend of Shadow High.

We hope this list of kids books about media tie-in can be a helpful resource for parents, teachers, and others searching for a new book! As you explore the list, please comment below to let us know what books you would add.

Masha and the Bear: Reader #2
Written & illustrated by Lauren Forte
picture book
Recommend Ages: 4-8

An exciting leveled reader featuring Masha and the Bear! After the Bear’s birthday, Masha gets excited about her own special day—and all of the presents she’ll get. But when her birthday finally arrives, she can’t find her friends. Where are they? Did they forget?!

Peppa Pig and the Busy Day at School
Written & illustrated by Candlewick Press
picture book
Recommend Ages: 2-5

Peppa Pig is back! Get ready to join in on two new adventures starring the beloved, award-winning U.K. sensation. Peppa is having a busy day at school — learning numbers and letters, painting, making music, and playing outside. Peppa can’t wait for Special Talent time, but her excitement turns to worry when all three of her special talents are chosen by others! Luckily, Peppa can revert to her true specialty: jumping in muddy puddles!

Teen Titans Go! (TM): Ninja Party!
Written & illustrated by Jonathan Evans
picture book
Recommend Ages: 4-8

The Teen Titans are on a mission to train Beast Boy in the ways of the mysterious (and totally stealthy) ninjas! As one of the loudest Titans, he’s going to have his work cut out for him. Does he have what it takes to replace Robin as the Ninja Master? Passport to Reading Level 2 TM & © DC Comics. (s17

My Little Pony: Ponyville Mysteries Book #3
Written by Penumbra Quill
chapter book
Recommend Ages: 8-12

Join the Cutie Mark Crusaders—Sweetie Belle, Apple Bloom, and Scootaloo—as they read mysteries, legends, ghost stories, and every other kind of tale that makes a mane stand on end. From Ponyville School classmates to Rainbow Dash to the Princess of the Night herself, you never know who else…or what else…awaits as they set out to solve seeming supernatural mysteries around Ponyville. ©2017 Hasbro. All Rights Reserved.

The Winner Is . . .
chapter book
Recommend Ages: 7-10

Two talented junior chefs have sliced and diced their way into the finale of Next Best Junior Chef. This week’s theme: innovation. Which junior chef will rise to the top and earn the title of Next Best Junior Chef? And whose goose is cooked? Two contestants compete on- and off-camera, but only one will win the whole enchilada. This is a finale you won’t want to miss!

Bonus: includes real cooking techniques for the aspiring young chef!

  • Phase Three: MARVEL'S Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2 - Set to the all-new sonic backdrop of Awesome Mixtape #2, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 continues the action-packed adventures of Peter Quill, Gamora, Rocket Raccoon, Groot, and Drax the Destroyer as they unravel the mystery of Peter’s true parentage. This middle grade book will tell the full story of the movie set to rock the Marvel Cinematic Universe!

  • We're Amazing 1, 2, 3! (Sesame Street) - This story stars Elmo, Abby, and their friend Julia, who has autism. Together, the three pals have a delightful playdate.

  • Peppa Pig and the Family Reunion - It’s time for Peppa’s family to get together, and Grandpa and Granny Pig are the first to arrive. Once Auntie Pig, Uncle Pig, Cousin Chloe, and Baby Alexander show up, the whole family is there. Peppa wants to teach the baby how to speak, but all he says is “goo-goo.” It’s a little loud with so many people under one roof, but what matters is celebrating one another — that’s what family is all about.

  • Teen Titans Go!: Road Tripping - The Teen Titans are heading on a road trip! The Titans’ car hasn’t been used in ages, so Cyborg sets out to fix it up. Then, the only thing left to do is take it for a road trip that will push the car to its limits!

My Little Pony: Ponyville Mysteries: Peryton Panic
Written by Penumbra Quill
chapter book
Recommend Ages: 8-12

Join the Cutie Mark Crusaders—Sweetie Belle, Apple Bloom, and Scootaloo—as they read mysteries, legends, ghost stories, and every other kind of tale that makes a mane stand on end. From Ponyville School classmates to Rainbow Dash to the Princess of the Night herself, you never know who else…or what else…awaits as they set out to solve seeming supernatural mysteries around Ponyville. ©2018 Hasbro. All Rights Reserved.

'twas the Night Before Christmas on Sesame Street
Written & illustrated by Sesame Workshop
board book
Recommend Ages: 1-3

It’s the night before Christmas, and Cookie Monster is dozing peacefully, until a miniature sleigh and eight tiny reindeer land on Sesame Street. Cookie Monster is delighted to have a visit from Santa, but there’s just one problem: he’s already eaten all of Santa’s cookies! Luckily, Elmo and the rest of the Sesame friends are there to help! You don’t need to be an avid reader, a performer or an expert with children to relax and enjoynew fun ways to engage with the little ones during story time. This brand new and unique approach to children’s books allows anyone who is shy or slightly discouraged at the thought of the perfect reading aloud experience. My First Big Storybook has subtle prompts, questions and guides to make sure that story time and that precious bonding experience is magical. Example of prompts: Can you name some differences among the presents under the tree? Let’s count the number of stars in Elmo’s window! Can you find a rectangle?

Lights, Camera, Cook!
Written by Charise Mericle Harper & illustrated by Aurelie Blard-Quintard
chapter book
Recommend Ages: 7-10

A zesty new series for fans of MasterChef Jr. and Kids Cook-off! It’s “lights, camera, cook!” for four tween contestants—energetic Tate, charming Rae, worldly Caroline, and hyper-competitive Oliver—who are all about to enter a televised cooking competition. What will the kids cook up? How will they all get along on and off camera? Which junior chef will have the grit—and maybe the grits—to make it through each elimination challenge? And which junior chef will have to hang their apron up for good?

Kindness Makes the World Go Round
Written & illustrated by Sesame Workshop
picture book
Recommend Ages: 3-7

Elmo’s mom has gifted him a camera! What a wonderful surprise and generous act of kindness! “Elmo snapped a few photos, then a thought came to mind “Does Elmo know what it means to be kind? To be humble and selfless and honest and true” Elmo set off to find out just what he knew!” Journey with Elmo to find the true meaning of kindness, exploring all of the kind characters and gestures that Sesame Street has to offer and creating a beautiful scrapbook along the way!

Monster High/Ever After High: The Legend of Shadow High
Written by Shannon Hale and Dean Hale
chapter book
Recommend Ages: 8-12

A dangerous story is bubbling and almost all the Narrators are scared to tell it. Cracks in the World of Stories are spreading, and the ominous Shadow High is gaining power. Only one young, brave Narrator, Brooke Page, is ready to tell this tale. As the first cracks show, Frankie and Draculaura are accidentally transported to Ever After High, where they meet Raven Queen and Apple White. After the girls recover from the shock of learning that fairytales and monsters are real, they discover that the Evil Queen has escaped her mirror prison in search of the ultimate power, hidden in Shadow High. Frankie, Raven, Draculaura, Apple, and Brooke must stop the Evil Queen and save the World of Stories from the evil that lurks in Shadow High! ©2017 Mattel. All Rights Reserved.

  • Peppa Pig and the Muddy Puddles - Peppa Pig is back! Get ready to join in on two new adventures starring the beloved, award-winning U.K. sensation. There’s so much rain! When Mummy Pig and Daddy Pig tuck them into bed, Peppa and her little brother, George, dream of all the puddles there will be to jump in the next day. Little do they know that the rain is turning their house into an island surrounded by water — making for a different kind of adventure for everyone!

  • Peppa Pig and the Great Vacation - Will this be Peppa’s greatest vacation ever? Mummy Pig, Daddy Pig, Peppa, and George are off to the warm, sunny seaside. It’s too bad Goldie the goldfish can’t come along, but Granny Pig and Grandpa Pig will look after Peppa’s beloved pet. There’s lots to do on vacation — send postcards, have pizza for lunch, take a nature walk, and of course go to the beach. It’s a great vacation indeed, and Granny Pig and Grandpa Pig have taken very good care of Goldie. Maybe too good!

  • Muppets Meet the Classics: the Phantom of the Opera - Leroux’s classic tale of love, intrigue, and jealousy at the Paris Opera House is reimagined with the cast of the Muppets. Readers can join Kermit, Miss Piggy, Uncle Deadly, and the other Muppets as they bring this gripping tale to life in their own hilarious way.

  • 3 Super Hero Tales (DC Super Friends) - The origin stories of Superman , Wonder Woman , and Supergirl are featured in this action-packed DC Super Friends treasury. With a padded cover and study board pages, this book is the perfect way to introduce toddlers to the World s Greatest Super Heroes!

Peppa Pig and the Vegetable Garden
Written & illustrated by Candlewick Press
picture book
Recommend Ages: 2-5

Gardening is more fun with Peppa! Peppa and her little brother, George, love to help Grandpa Pig in the garden. They discover that everything grows from seeds planted in the dirt, and that even the apple that falls on Grandpa Pig’s head has seeds inside! Join the amiable Peppa and her spirited family as they shoo away birds and “monsta” snails, imitate butterflies and worms, make a scarecrow, and gather ingredients for a fresh salad — and Granny Pig’s delicious blackberry pie.

Dungeons & Dragons: Escape the Underdark: An Endless Quest Book
Written by Matt Forbeck
chapter book
Recommend Ages: 8-12

You awaken in an underground cell, stripped of your armor and your sword. Your fellow prisoners inform you that you’re trapped in the Underdark, soon to be taken to the great drow city of Menzoberranzan and sold off as a slave. But word is that demons are stirring in the underworld’s depth. Perhaps you can use that to break free, fighter.

Peppa Pig and the Lost Christmas List
Written & illustrated by Candlewick Press
picture book
Recommend Ages: 2-5

It’s almost Christmas, and Peppa Pig and her little brother, George, are mailing their letters to Santa. All of Peppa’s friends are there, too, and each one tells Peppa the special gift on their list. Peppa is excited to help Daddy Pig and Mummy Pig pick out and decorate their enormous tree, and she can’t wait for the big day to arrive. But little does she know that a surprise is in store on Christmas Eve, and that she may play a part in saving the day! Peppa is the endearing star of Peppa Pig — a BAFTA-winning preschool TV series that has been a long-running success in the U.K. and is now winning devoted fans in the U.S. with daily showings on Nick Jr. Peppa and her little brother, her daddy, her mummy, and her many friends arrive at Candlewick just in time for the holiday season, poised for much muddy puddle jumping and more new adventures to come.

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