Turning Your Kid’s Favorite TV Shows into Entertaining Literature

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How many parents out there get a little worried when their kids seem to be spending more and more time in front of the television than you would like?   In most typical homes, this is a common dilemma and can often lead to arguments based on where their time can be better spent-perhaps nestled with a good book instead of mesmorized by the flashing, rectangular screen?  I think we’ve all been there before, often hearing the excuse, “Aww come on!  This is my favorite show!”  What is one to do when this scenario becomes an everyday struggle as you watch your child seemingly become less and less interested in the excitement of great literature and more drawn towards a quick fix of a cartoon program instead? 

Thankfully, someone has answered our prayers!  Publishers all over the world are now connecting the dots between televised programming and print media, leading them to decide it’s time to make a change within the material being produced.  There’s a definite trend emanating from today’s youth wanting to see their favorite characters introduced by network broadcasts put into the reading material offered to them in bookstores (and more importantly) in libraries.  Listening to the winds of change that our department prides ourselves for; our shelves are comfortably stacked with a vast collection of kid lit thematic after Nickelodeon, Nick Jr, Disney and many other cartoon channels.  No matter what your kids are into, the library can find a suitable match in book format to replace a portion of their television time without your kids going into complete withdrawal.  The goal is to get children interested in books to create lifelong, healthy habits, so if its Sponge Bob they want- why not give it to them?  If you’re looking for some titles to transfer your little one’s attention from screen time to reading time, check out these series we now have readily available for check out!


   Spong Bob, Paw Patrol, Dora the Explorer                         

   The Bubble Guppies, Pokemon

   Sesame Street, Barney, Curious George



Thomas and Friends, My Little Pony, Wild Kratts                         

Tom and Jerry, Blue Clues, The Backyardigans,

Alvin & The Chipmunks, Little Einsteins