5 Kids’ TV Series Based on Children’s Books

5 Kids’ TV Series Based on Children’s Books

We all enjoy engaging with stories that mirror our own experiences of the world – whether on the page or screen. These five children’s series allow teachers to explore loved Australian stories through both printed and visual texts.


Little Lunch

A mockumentary comedy series based on the book series by Danny Katz and Mitch Vane.


Lockie Leonard


Children’s author Tim Winton introduced Lockie to the world in his iconic series of three books. 


My Place


This series adapts the classic picture story book written by Nadia Wheatley and Donna Rawlins.


Round the Twist


This much-loved comedy series is based on the stories of celebrated children's author, Paul Jennings.


The Valley Between

A gentle family drama series based on the beloved children’s books of award-winning novelist, Colin Thiele.


And as an added bonus, check out these screen stories that were later adapted into children’s books:

Noah & Saskia



Paper Planes



The Unlisted