Turn their love of telly into a love of books: TV tie-ins for kids

Small (and big) screen favourites that also make great reads.

Find the perfect gift for the little one in your life with these books based on much-loved TV series and films.

Chicken Run: Dawn of the Nugget (Netflix)

Chicken Run: Dawn of the Nugget – The Official Book of the Film

by Amanda Li

Book cover for Chicken Run: Dawn of the Nugget – The Official Book of the Film

Children of all ages are sure to love Chicken Run sequel Dawn of the Nugget. This action-packed storybook brings the film to life for young fans, with stunning artwork, character profiles and laugh-out-loud text. Despite living peacefully away from humans since their escape from Tweedy's farm, Ginger and the gang are drawn back from their island sanctuary when they learn the whole of chicken-kind faces a new and terrible threat.

Vegesaurs (CBeebies)

It’s the Late Crunchiest Period, when the world was dominated by the juiciest and freshest creatures ever to rule the planet: the mighty . . . VEGESAURS! These picture book adventures are based on the hit animated series.

Book cover for Vegesaurs: Ginger Meets the Pea-Rexes!

Vegesaurs: Ginger Meets the Pea-Rexes!

Book cover for Vegesaurs: Baby Bok's Flying Lesson

Vegesaurs: Baby Bok's Flying Lesson

Book cover for Vegesaurs: Dinner Time!

Vegesaurs: Dinner Time!

Book cover for Vegesaurs: Pea-Rex Rollercoaster

Vegesaurs: Pea-Rex Rollercoaster

Robin Robin (Netflix)

Robin Robin

by Daniel Ojari

Book cover for Robin Robin

Robin is so keen to join the mouse family she pulls her feathers into ears! But can she sneak crumbs for everyone without waking up the cat? This illustrated book version of the warm and funny story behind the Oscar-nominated animated film is a real treat.

Odo (Milkshake, Channel 5)

Based on the preschool animated series, the Odo books capture all the warmth and humour of the TV show.

Book cover for Odo: The Egg

Odo: The Egg

Book cover for Odo: Super Owl!

Odo: Super Owl!

Book cover for Odo: Show and Tell

Odo: Show and Tell

Princess Mirror-Belle (CBBC)

Princess Mirror-Belle

by Julia Donaldson

Book cover for Princess Mirror-Belle

Ellen's life is turned upside down by the hilarious Mirror-belle, a spirited princess who claims to be from somewhere mysterious and far away. She appears out of mirrors to tell Ellen magical stories and take her on exciting escapades. From battling with Dragon Pox to helping out with the local pantomime, celebrating birthdays, having fun at the fair and starting at a new school, there are always adventures to be had!

Hey Duggee! (CBeebies)

Hey Duggee! The Camping Badge: A Lift-the-Flap Book

Book cover for Hey Duggee! The Camping Badge: A Lift-the-Flap Book

Put on your best Alexander Armstrong voice and get your Reading Badge with one of the many book tie-ins from this much-loved series. Duggee and the Squirrels are off on a camping adventure! Will they be able to find the perfect place to pitch their tents and who will they meet along the way?

Bluey (CBeebies / Disney+)

Bluey: Unicorse

Book cover for Bluey: Unicorse

We all need to be a bit more Bandit. This hilarious Australian series about blue heeler puppy Bluey and her family is relatable and heartwarming. In this picture book, Bluey is finding it hard to get to sleep so Mum reads one final story. Things are calming down until UNICORSE ARRIVES! Whoo-whoo-whoo!