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Your Moment of Zen: Children’s Literature Adaptations on Apple TV+

All new streaming platforms face the same question: What are we gonna show on this thing?

More and more often, they look to children’s literature for programming. Netflix does it. Amazon too.

Apple TV+ is now in the streaming game and I noticed that they’ve quietly been adapting a few children’s books into shows and one-off specials.

Here they are:

Show: Stillwater

Based On: The Zen series of books by Jon J. Muth

Show: Doug Unplugs

Based On: Doug Unplugged books by Dan Yaccorino

Note: Is it weird that a book that’s all about disconnecting from technology is now streaming to a laptop near you? A discussion for another day . . .

Special: Here We Are: Notes for Living on Planet Earth

Based On: Here We Are: Notes for Living on Planet Earth by Oliver Jeffers

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About Travis Jonker

Travis Jonker is an elementary school librarian in Michigan. He writes reviews (and the occasional article or two) for School Library Journal and is a member of the 2014 Caldecott committee. You can email Travis at scopenotes@gmail.com, or follow him on Twitter: @100scopenotes.

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