Add These Pop Culture Classics to Your Child’s Storybook Collection

I’m not a parent, but one thing I can’t wait for is for my kids to be pop cultured. And now I can with these pop culture classic storybooks. 

Authors Kim Smith, Arie Kaplan and John Sazaklis have transformed iconic movies and TV shows into storybooks. 

Kim Smith, author and illustrator, re-told the story of “E.T. the Extra Terrestrial,” “The X-Files,” “Home Alone,” “Back to the Future” and “Buffy the Vampire Slayer.”

Published by Little Golden Book, Arie Kaplan, author, and Josh Holtsclaw, illustrator, made adaptations for “Jurassic Park.”

In addition to Little Golden Book collections, Ghostbusters was re-created by John Sazaklis and Alan Batson.

 “E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial”

Children will fall in love with the story of E.T. and Elliot learning valuable lessons on friendship, courage and the imagination. They also spend time looking for a way to send E.T. back home to his family.


“The X-Files”

This not-so-scary version of “The X-Files” tells a story about little Dana and Fox who have a backyard sleepover. While sleeping in a tent they hear strange sounds and see lights and shadows. They question if these odd things are results of something scientific.


“Home Alone”

Warning: This story may cause children to dream of staying home alone to set up booby-traps for the villainous burglars of your neighborhood. Just kidding.

The story of Kevin McCallister wishing for the disappearance of his family is retold for the perfect bedtime read during the Holiday season. Filled with Kim Smith illustrations, the book is as visually amusing as it is entertaining.


“Buffy the Vampire Slayer”

After hearing strange sounds from the closet, young Buffy, Willow and Xander plan to investigate.


“Back to the Future”

Hop in the DeLorean with teenaged Marty McFly and travel back in time to when his parents were teens! Accompanied by a mad scientist, see how Marty helps his dad stands up to bullies.


“Jurassic Park”

Little dinosaur enthusiasts and mini paleontologists can now join in on the fun adventures of discovering Jurassic Park!



Kids ages three and up will get to know Peter, Ray, Egon and Winston and their takedown of Stay Puft and Slimer.


“Ghostbusters: Who You Gonna Call?”

Ghostbusters got a makeover back in 2016, so it’s only right for an illustrated storybook to go with it. In a team loaded with girl power, the Ghostbusters must save the world again!


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