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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

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.