Time for The Lion Guard (also known as ¡Hora De La Guardia del León!) is a book inspired by The Lion Guard. It contains condensed version of the first part of Return of the Roar, in both English and Spanish.
King Simba speaks with his daughter, Kiara, about her important role as future Queen while they overlook the Pride Lands from Pride Rock. Suddenly, Kion and his best friend, a honey badger named Bunga, interrupt the lesson when a baobab hits Simba on the head. Since their antics get in the way of Simba's lesson, the two are asked to take their fun farther into the Pride Lands to avoid any more disturbances, and so that Simba can continue the important lesson.
Kion and Bunga continue their game of Baobab Ball away from Pride Rock, encountering his friends Fuli, Beshte and Ono along the way. Soon, their game comes to an end when the fruit rolls into the Outlands. When Bunga hastily attempts to reclaim the fruit, two hyenas, Cheezi and Chungu, grab him.
Furious, Kion lets loose a huge roar, which freezes the hyenas in both surprise and fear. Bunga quickly returns to Kion, who is still amazed at what just happened.
Meanwhile, Simba, his mate, Nala, and his royal adviser, Rafiki, overhear the roar, which they know is the Roar of the Elders. When Kion and Bunga then arrive back at Pride Rock. Simba and Rafiki lead them both to a secret lair hidden within Pride Rock - The Lair of the Lion Guard. Simba explains to his son that his great uncle Scar was also gifted with the Roar of the Elders, and that he lost the power by using it for evil and destroying his Guard. He goes on to say that it is now Kion's turn to lead the Guard, and that he must assemble the fiercest, bravest, fastest, strongest and keenest of sight.
Kion doesn't hesitate to begin his mission, and immediately assembles his Guard, consisting of Fuli, Beshte, Ono, Bunga and himself.