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Children's Books Turned Into Movies

Here are some excellent books that have been turned into excellent movies.

Charlotte's web by E.B. White ; pictures by Garth Williams

Anne of Green Gables. 1 by L.M. Montgomery ; illustrated by Scott McKowen

Ballet shoes by Noel Streatfeild

Ben and me : a new and astonishing life of Benjamin Franklin as written by his good mouse Amos by lately discovered, edited & illustrated by Robert Lawson

The black stallion; illustrated by Keith Ward by Farley, Walter, 1915-1989

Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson ; illustrated by Donna Diamond

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang by Ian Fleming

Ella enchanted by Gail Carson Levine

My friend Flicka by Mary O'Hara — The most recent version of this book is called Flicka and stars Tim McGraw and Alison Lohman

Hoot by Carl Hiaasen

The Indian in the cupboard by Lynne Reid Banks ; illustrations by Brock Cole

Little women by Louisa May Alcott ; illustrated by Louis Jambor

The hundred and one dalmatians by Dodie Smith ; illustrations by Michael Dooling

The princess and the goblin by George MacDonald ; illustrated by Alan Parry ; , abridged by Oliver Hunkin

Mrs. Frisby and the rats of NIMH by Robert C. O'Brien ; illustrated by Zena Bernstein

Sideways stories from Wayside School by Louis Sachar ; illustrated by Dennis Hockerman

The Thief Lord by Cornelia Funke

Tuck everlasting by Natalie Babbitt

The witches by Roald Dahl ; pictures by Quentin Blake

Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll ; adapted by Jane Fior ; illustrated by Greg Becker

Aquamarine by Alice Hoffman

Because of Winn-Dixie by Kate DiCamillo

The BFG by Roald Dahl ; pictures by Quentin Blake

The black cauldron by Alexander, Lloyd

Charlie and the chocolate factory by Roald Dahl ; illustrated by Quentin Blake — This book has been made into a movie twice! On is called Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory and stars Gene Wilder. The other is called Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and stars Johnny Depp.

Eragon by Christopher Paolini

Freaky Friday by Rodgers, Mary, 1931-

Holes by Louis Sachar

How to eat fried worms. Pictures by Emily McCully by Rockwell, Thomas, 1933-

The lion, the witch and the wardrobe by C.S. Lewis ; illustrated by Pauline Baynes

Mary Poppins. Illustrated by Mary Shepard by Travers, P. L. (Pamela Lyndon), 1899-1996

The collected tales of Nurse Matilda by Christianna Brand ; illustrated by Edward Ardizzone — When this book series was made into a movie the name of the main character was changed to Nanny McPhee. There's a sequel to the original movie coming out this summer!

Peter Pan by J.M. Barrie ; with illustrations by Jan Ormerod

The railway children by E. Nesbit ; with illustrations by C.E. Brock

The dark is rising by Susan Cooper — The movie based on this book is called The Seeker.

The Swiss family Robinson by Johann David Wyss ; illustrated by Scott McKowen

Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson ; illustrated by Don Irwin

Kenneth Grahame's The wind in the willows by adapted by Michael Bishop ; illustrated by Rene Cloke

The Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum ; illustrated by Lisbeth Zwerger

Around the world in 80 days by retold from the Jules Verne original by Deanna McFadden ; illustrated by Jamel Akib

Black Beauty by Anna Sewell ; adapted by Cathy East Dubowski ; illustrated by Domenick D'Andrea

The borrowers by Mary Norton ; illustrated by Beth and Joe Krush

The story of Doctor Dolittle : being the history of his peculiar life at home and astonishing adventures in foreign parts by told by Hugh Lofting ; illustrated by Michael Hague ; edited with a foreword by Patricia C. McKissack and Fredrick L. McKissack ; afterword by Peter Glassman

Five children and It by E. Nesbit ; with illustrations by H.R. Millar

Harriet, the spy. Written and illustrated by Louise Fitzhugh by Fitzhugh, Louise

The incredible journey by Sheila Every Burnford ; with illustrations by Carl Burger — You probably know the movie better, it's called Homeward Bound!!

Howl's moving castle by Diana Wynne Jones

The jungle book by Rudyard Kipling ; paintings by Gregory Alexander

Matilda by Roald Dahl ; illustrations by Quentin Blake

Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens — Remember Oliver & Company? This is the book that inspired it!

Pippi Longstocking by Astrid Lindgren ; translated from the Swedish by Florence Lamborn ; illustrated by Louis S. Glanzman

The Rescuers. With illustrations by Garth Williams by Sharp, Margery, 1905-

Shiloh by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor

Stuart Little by E. B. White ; pictures by Garth Williams

The trumpet of the swan by E. B. White ; pictures by Edward Frascino

The complete tales of Winnie-the-Pooh by with decorations by Ernest H. Shepard

A wrinkle in time by Madeleine L'Engle

Horton hears a Who! By Dr. Seuss by Seuss, Dr

Inkheart by Cornelia Funke ; translated from the German by Anthea Bell

Nim's island by Wendy Orr ; illustrated by Kerry Millard

Prince Caspian : the return to Narnia by C.S. Lewis ; illustrated by Pauline Baynes

A journey to the center of the earth by Jules Verne ; adapted by Howard J. Schwach ; illustrations by Pablo Marcos Studio

The city of Ember by Jeanne DuPrau

Have your own suggestions? Leave them in the comments for others to enjoy!


Humzah Khan
Mon, 2010-06-28 18:05
why not harry potter movies
Brad Czerniak
Tue, 2010-06-29 12:46
Absolutely! Why not?

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone [videodisc] by Warner Bros. presents a Heyday Films/1492 Pictures/ Duncan Henderson production

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince [videodisc] by Warner Bros. Pictures presentation ; a Heyday Films production

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix [videodisc] by Warner Bros. Pictures presents a Heyday Films

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire [videodisc] by a Warner Bros. Pictures presentation

Harry Potter and the prisoner of Azkaban [videodisc] by Warner Bros ; 1492 Pictures ; Heyday Films

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets [videodisc] by Warner Bros. Pictures presents a Heyday Films/1492 Pictures production of a Chris Columbus film

Thank you for your suggestion.
Wed, 2010-07-07 13:10
hi yall