Read the Book: See the Movie

Lots of our favorite kids’ books have been adapted for the big screen. Make your child’s reading even more interesting by watching the screen version after reading the book. Talk about differences in the versions, and discuss which they enjoyed the most and why.

The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis / The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe

Beezus and Ramona by Beverly Cleary /  Ramona and Beezus

Ella Enchanted by Gail Carson Levine / Ella Enchanted

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl / Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

Stuart Little by E.B. White / Stuart Little

How to Train Your Dragon by Cressida Cowell / How to Train Your Dragon

Eloise by Kay Thompson /  Eloise at the Plaza

James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl / James and the Giant Peach

The Tale of Despereaux by Kate DiCamillo / The Tale of Despereaux

Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll / Alice in Wonderland

Old Yeller by Fred Gipson / Old Yeller

Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery / Anne of Green Gables

To Kill a Mockingbird  by Harper Lee / To Kill a Mockingbird

Black Beauty by Anna Sewell / Black Beauty, 1946, 1971, 1994

Charlotte’s Web by E. B. White / Charlotte’s Web, 1973, 2006

Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs by Judi Barrett / Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs

Curious George by H. A. Rey and Margret Rey / Curious George

Freaky Friday by Mary Rodgers / Freaky Friday, 1976, 1995, 2003

The Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling / The Jungle Book, 1942 movie version

 Little Women by Louisa May Alcott / Little Women, 1933, 1949, 1978, 1994

Misty of Chincoteague by Marguerite Henry / Misty, 1961

The Rescuers by Margery Sharp / The Rescuers, 1977

The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett  / The Secret Garden, 1949, 1993

Tuck Everlasting by Natalie Babbitt / Tuck Everlasting, 1981, 2002

Use iMOM’s reading reward chart and book chart  to inspire your readers.  Also check out ourbooklist for boys and our booklist for girls.

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