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Kid Books Made into Movies

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We LOVE books over here. You would probably be shocked at the amount of books in our house. But we read them…  Another thing we really enjoy is watching a great movie. There are so many classic kid books that have been made into movies and today I have a big list of them for you. One thing we love to do is to read a book, and then watch the movie that it was made into.  I like to make it a reward for the family when we finish a book. We have not read all of these, but now I really want to!  There were some that I didn’t know were books first. It seems that most of the great classic movies came from some great classic books first.  In our house we are usually book fans first.  Which do you prefer, the books or the movies? 


100 Classic Kid Books Made into Movies

Here are a few ways to make books/movies into a lesson for your homeschool:

  • Read the book and make it into a unit study.
  • Learn the history surrounding the story.
  • Learn about the author and/or producer.
  • Use books/movies to learn vocabulary or spelling.
  • Use favorite passages or quotes from the books for copywork.
  • Write a book and movie comparison (or have a discussion for younger kids).
  • Have a story themed family party.

100 Kid Books Made into Movies


The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day

Alice in Wonderland

American Girl

Anne of Green Gables

The Apple Dumpling Gang

Around the World in Eighty Days


Because of Winn Dixie

Beezus and Ramona

Black Beauty

The Black Cauldron

The Black Stallion

The Borrowers

The Boy in the Striped Pajamas

Bridge to Terabithia

Cat in the Hat

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

Charlotte’s Web

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang

A Christmas Carol

Chronicles of Narnia

City of Ember


Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs


Curious George

Diary of a Wimpy Kid

Dr. Dolittle


Ella Enchanted


Escape to Witch Mountain

Fantastic Mr. Fox

Freaky Friday

The Giver

Guardians of Ga’Hoole

Gulliver’s Travelers

Harriet the Spy

Harry Potter




Horton Hears a Who

How the Grinch Stole Christmas

How to Eat Fried Worms

How to Train Your Dragon

The Hundred and One Dalmations

The Incredible Journey

The Indian in the Cupboard


The Invention of Hugo Cabret

Iron Giant

Island of the Blue Dolphins

James and the Giant Peach


The Jungle Book

Little House on the Prairie

A Little Princess

Little Women

The Littles

Lemony Snicket’s Series of Unfortunate Events

The Lorax

Madame Doubtfire


Mary Poppins


Mr. Popper’s Penguins

Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH

My Friend Flicka

The Neverending Story

The Night at the Museum

Nim’s Island

Oliver Twist

Old Yeller

Percy Jackson

The Phantom Tollbooth


Pippi Longstocking

The Polar Express


The Princess Diaries

The Rescuers

Robinson Crusoe

The Secret Garden

The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants

The Spiderwick Chronicles

The Sword in the Stone

Stuart Little

Swiss Family Robinson

The Tale of Despereaux

Three Musketeers

Treasure Island

Tuck Everlasting

Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea

The Water Horse

Where the Red Fern Grows

Where the Wild Things Are

The Wind in the Willows

Winnie the Pooh

The Wizard of Oz

A Wrinkle in Time


This is part of the iHomeschool Network’s Homeschooling With Movies link-up. Check out some of the other great posts!


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