Literature and cinema come together beautifully in our list of favourite children’s books adapted into movies. And whether you are a parent, grandparent, older sibling, or nanny, sharing a great book together with your little ones, can easily lead to enjoying the movie version, and then discussing what the similarities and differences between the book and the movie. We love fun learning opportunities!
Harry Potter series (2001–2011), adapted from the series by J.K. Rowling.
Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events (2004), adapted from the series by Daniel Handler.
The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (2005), adapted from the book by C.S. Lewis.
Charlotte’s Web (2006), adapted from the classic by E.B. White.Kit Kittredge: An American Girl (2008), adapted from the American Girl books.
Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs (2009), adapted from the book by Ron and Judi Barrett.
Coraline (2009), adapted from the book by Neil Gaiman.
Diary of a Wimpy Kid (2010), adapted from the book by Jeff Kinney.
Judy Moody and the Not Bummer Summer (2011), adapted from the book series by Megan McDonald.
Hugo (2011), adapted from The Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznick.
Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax (2012), adapted from the classic by Dr. Seuss.
What is your favourite children’s book-to-movie adaptation? Share it with us in the comments section.