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117 Best Book to Movie Pairings for Kids, Teens, & Families – Part 1 (A-C)

117 Best Book to Movie Pairings for Kids, Teens, & Families - Part 1 (A-C)

The best book movie adaptations for kids, teens, and families. Even adults will love these pairings. Awesome picture books, kids books, and young adult books with movies to compare. Includes Harry Potter and both fiction and nonfiction, lots of stories about real life and fantasy. Great for homeschool.

My youngsters are film junkies. They love watching films and television. I am not a lot now though I’ve been at totally different occasions in my previous.

What I do get behind 100% is books. I really like love love books, and even my youngsters are completely in love with audiobooks. We pay attention each single time we get within the automotive, and we’ve got listened to tons of and a whole lot of hours of books during the last 5 years. Each ebook we pay attention to is their new favourite (though I feel Harry Potter may maintain for some time).

Once I taught highschool science, I beloved to pair books and films. I had my science college students learn – READ! – and we watched films and mentioned how they have been comparable and totally different. It was all nice enjoyable.

I do the identical factor with my youngsters now, and I really like the large, juicy conversations that develop from the pairings. Youngsters in a short time study that the books are virtually all the time higher and richer, even when the films are rather well completed (as are those under).

I do know this can be a ginormous listing (they usually actually are all excellent!), however let me spotlight our present favorites for you. Included with each e-book and film pairing within the record is a quick description of it and why we prefer it (or do not, in a number of instances).

  • Anne of Inexperienced Gables (ebook/miniseries) – The very, highest!
  • Magnificence & The Beast (e-book/animated film/stay motion film) – My favourite Disney film
  • The Blind Aspect (e-book/film) – Inspirational & a really feel-good film
  • Charlotte’s Net (guide/animated film/stay motion film) – The underdog wins as a result of somebody believed in him.
  • Chronicles of Narnia (ebook/film) – Wealthy fantasy that provides youngsters an entire new world
  • Harry Potter (guide/film) – Each child can relate to Harry who is completely misunderstood however wins all of the issues in the long run.
  • Jurassic Park (e-book/film) – The last word ebook to film story for teenagers, however a lot too scary for my youngsters at this level
  • Sarah, Plain and Tall (e-book/film) – An exquisite story of excellent issues coming from arduous issues
  • The Secret Backyard (e-book/film) – A egocentric brat turns into fantastic, type good friend
  1. Alice in Wonderland (ebook/animated film/reside motion film) – That is truthfully not one in every of my favorites, however the ebook is fascinating and odd and a lot better than the films. It is received puzzles and twists that are not within the films. The animated Disney film, in fact, is very sanitized and child-pleasant, whereas the reside motion film (additionally by Disney) is a sequel and far grittier (perhaps even scary for very younger or very delicate kiddos). 
  2. Anne of Inexperienced Gables (ebook/miniseries) – Anne is an orphan who’s by chance despatched to an older lady and her brother on Prince Edward Island in Canada, and she or he is spunky and fascinating and finds adventures and foibles all over the place. The e-book is the primary in an extended collection, and there are a number of films as properly. I’ve linked right here to the unique, completely fantastic miniseries that confirmed on PBS. You possibly can’t go incorrect with these; the books and the miniseries are each superb.
  3. The Apple Dumpling Gang (e-book/film) – This can be a foolish film that may depart youngsters and adults laughing heartily. It is about three orphans who go to reside with an older bachelor relative, they usually discover gold. In fact, there are two bumbling outlaws making an attempt to steal their bounty, and the entire thing is ridiculous in a great way.
  4. Across the World in 80 Days (e-book/film) – These two aren’t as comparable as a whole lot of others on this record, however they’re each good in their very own proper and there are sufficient parallels to get a great dialogue going. The inventors within the film particularly have to work collectively or fail, which is a superb message to youngsters.
  5. Arthur & The Minimoys/Arthur & The Invisibles (e-book/film) This can be a cute story about somewhat boy who units out to save his household’s house from an actual property developer. He finds an entire new world filled with tiny individuals who assist him, and he discovers a shock he by no means anticipated to discover.
  6. Babe the Gallant Pig (guide/film) As a result of they’re each about pigs, this ebook is usually in contrast to Charlotte’s Net. This one is about slightly pig who’s raised by a sheepdog and needs to develop into a sheep-pig. He saves the day again and again and earns himself recognition and reward. It is a very cute story that your youngsters will love.
  7. Ballet Footwear (guide/film) Within the superb film, You’ve got Acquired Mail, the youngsters’s bookshop proprietor (Meg Ryan) talks concerning the Footwear books by Noah Streatfield. They’re fantastic, she says, and her favourite youngsters’s books. That is certainly one of my favourite films, and it made me curious concerning the books. It seems that Streatfield wrote an entire collection of novels, however solely Ballet Footwear has been made right into a film.
  8. Balloon Farm (e-book/film) This brief image guide is about Harvey Potter, a farmer who grows balloons, and the little woman who discovers his secret. The film, naturally, is a bit totally different as a result of it is extra developed. It is a few drought-ravaged city, however there’s nonetheless a bit woman who seems to be for the farmer’s secret. Undoubtedly value watching.
  9. Magnificence & The Beast  (guide/animated film/stay motion film) – The story within the ebook may shock you as it’s VERY totally different from the films. The animated and stay motion films are fairly parallel, although, and even embrace the identical music. Magnificence and the Best is personally my favourite Disney film, and I actually love the guide model as properly.
  10. Due to Winn-Dixie (guide/film) – This candy story is a few unhappy and lonely little woman who adopts a scruffy canine and learns about gratitude and contentment. The audiobook is narrated by the one and solely Cherry Jones who narrated the Little Home on the Prairie books.
  11. Beezus & Ramona (e-book/film) – We listened to the audiobook model of the Ramona tales, that are learn by Stockard Channing and completely fantastic. We laughed and laughed on the little woman and her household (however principally at Ramona) within the books. The film is fairly good, too; it is obtained a fantastic forged and sticks fairly intently to the story within the guide.
  12. The Best Christmas Pageant Ever (guide/film) – For those who’ve by no means learn this ebook, you’re critically lacking out. It’s HILARIOUS. It is principally the story of a Christmas pageant gone awry with this massive household of very unruly youngsters, however it’s simply so good. We pay attention to the audiobook each single yr at Christmastime, and the film can also be good.
  13. The BFG (guide/film) – This can be a cute guide and film about just a little woman and the enormous she befriends. I really like the look of the enormous within the film, and his voice and demeanor are simply so endearing. He is puny (for an enormous) and will get bullied by the remainder of the giants. The ebook is by Roald Dahl, so you realize it is superb, too.
  14. Black Magnificence (guide/film) The ebook is a collection of tales concerning the individuals encountered by a horse, Black Magnificence. A number of the individuals are type, and a few are merciless. The film is identical, though being a film, it’s extra highly effective and instant and never applicable for youthful or extra delicate youngsters. (There are scenes the place the horse is abused or endangered, and one dies from neglect.)
  15. The Blind Aspect (ebook/film) – I truly noticed this film earlier than I learn the e-book. The film, with Sandra Bullock as Leigh Ann Tuohy, is fabulous. The story, based mostly on the actual lifetime of an NFL participant, is about a big, homeless African American teen whose household is non-existent. He will get into an elite personal faculty due to his athletic capacity and pure luck, and a rich white lady notices him on a chilly night time and takes him house. The story goes on from there, and it’s a tremendous, heartwarming, and easily fantastic story that you simply and your youngsters will love.
  16. The Debtors (guide/1998 film/1973 film) The Debtors are a race of tiny individuals who stay beneath the ground of an previous home and borrow gadgets from the “human beans” who reside there with them. The 1998 film is a cute and fascinating film, however it isn’t as shut to the unique story because the 1973 film.
  17. Bridge to Terabithia (ebook/2007 film) I’ve to admit that I HATED this guide once I was a child. (And, I can not discover it now, however I am 100% positive there was a film again then.) One of many essential characters dies, and I had spent lots of my childhood operating from all feelings, so I did not need to learn a ebook that made me really feel them. (I do know; I’ve points.) However the guide and film are each actually, actually good and train essential classes about coping with grief and loss, being courageous (earlier than the dying), the facility of creativeness, and being resilient in probably the most painful circumstances.
  18. Caddie Woodlawn (ebook/film) Caddie Woodlawn is an 11-year-previous woman rising up within the backwoods of Wisconsin in 1864. She’s not dainty, and she or he will get into lots of mischief. Your youngsters, each girls and boys, will determine together with her. It’s value noting that the film does not comply with the ebook all that intently, however it’s value watching and the appearing is actually nice. The film was made within the 1980s.
  19. Name of the Wild (ebook/1935 Clark Gable film/1993 film) This e-book is a few canine that leads a comfortable life however will get thrust into the lifetime of a sled canine within the Alaskan wilderness, informed completely from the attitude of the canine himself. The 2 films are totally different, being advised from the attitude of a younger man with an identical story. There’s nonetheless a canine, however the story is not as shut to the guide as I would really like. Nonetheless, they’re good and there are some parallels. 
  20. Charlie & the Chocolate Manufacturing unit (e-book/Gene Wilder film/Johnny Depp film) – This iconic ebook and film is about slightly boy who’s so poor he typically eats the crust of bread for supper, however he finds a golden ticket which permits him (together with four spoiled, obnoxious youngsters) to get a as soon as in a lifetime tour of the well-known chocolate manufacturing unit. The Johnny Depp model of the film is slightly grittier and scary than the Gene Wilder model, so it won’t be nice for very delicate or very younger youngsters.
  21. Charlotte’s Net (guide/animated film/stay motion film) – I keep in mind watching this animated film within the second grade. It is a story about a bit of pig who’s destined to be slaughtered, however a sort spider pronounces him “some pig” in her net and saves his life. The guide is AMAZING, however the films are actually good too.
  22. Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (e-book/film) I used to be first launched to this story by way of the 1968 Dick Van Dyke film which is charming and fantastic. It is a few loopy inventor who goals up a flying automotive and finally ends up saving an entire nation’s youngsters after they have been made unlawful by a baron. The ebook is sort of totally different, but in addition fantastic. It is a few flying automotive that may make its ideas recognized to the loopy inventor. There are nonetheless dangerous guys and plenty of motion, however no baron within the guide.
  23. A Christmas Carol (e-book/1984 George C Scott film) You realize this story about Scrooge and the three ghosts and poor little Tiny Tim. The guide was written by Charles Dickens in 1849 and has been made into a few hundred totally different films through the years. This specific one is taken into account to be among the best. It follows the e-book fairly intently.
  24. Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch, & The Wardrobe (ebook/film) – I didn’t anticipate to like these books or films, however after lots of pestering by my older daughter, I obtained the audiobooks and listened. They have been incredible! The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe is e-book two in a many guide collection. (The primary guide, The Magician’s Nephew, just isn’t crucial to understanding the collection and is not actually associated in a direct method.) The story is about 4 youngsters who discover their means to a magical land by means of a magical portal the youngest finds whereas enjoying cover & search. That is basic Christian literature (Aslan the lion represents Christ), however readers and viewers of all faiths will love the story.
  25. Cinderella (e-book/animated Disney film not obtainable/stay motion film) Cinderella, the depraved stepmother and ugly stepsisters and fairy godmother and glass slipper. You already know the story. Besides you in all probability know the Disney story and never the Grimm’s fairy story. The guide I’ve linked to right here is the unique Grimm’s fairy story which is ugly in elements and really fascinating. The films are from Disney and are fairly pretty even when they do depart from the unique story.
  26. The Metropolis of Ember (e-book/film) The Tim Robbins (love him!) film departs fairly a bit from the e-book story, however each are nonetheless nicely value your time. The story is kind of sci-fi in that it’s a few futuristic metropolis that is the final refuge of the human race however is threatening to collapse. Two youngsters discover a secret that they assume will save the entire place.
  27. Cloudy with a Probability of Meatballs (ebook/film) This cute animated film is loosely based mostly on an image guide by the identical identify. Within the e-book, it rains day-after-day at breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and fantastic issues come from the sky. However then in the future, the climate took a flip for the more severe when the parts and meals began to get greater. The guide and film are pretty totally different, and the meant viewers for the ebook is youthful than for the film.
  28. Curious George (ebook/film/television present) There are tons and plenty of Curious George variations, together with the PBS television present and this animated film. I feel I’ve watched a lot of the television collection as my older daughter was enamored with George for years. You in all probability already know that George is a monkey, and he lives with The Man within the Yellow Hat, however did you understand how George got here to reside with the person? That and lots of extra tidbits are addressed in each the e-book and this film adaptation. Notice that this specific film could be very totally different from the PBS television collection.

I used to be going to make this monumental record of 117 ebook-film pairings right into a single publish, however once I crested 6,000 phrases, I noticed that nobody would ever learn that a lot of it and determined to break it into extra manageable chunks. I am going to hyperlink to half 2 right here as soon as it publishes.

The best book movie adaptations for kids, teens, and families. Even adults will love these pairings. Awesome picture books, kids books, and young adult books with movies to compare. Includes Harry Potter and both fiction and nonfiction, lots of stories about real life and fantasy. Great for homeschool.

© 2018, Tara Ziegmont. All rights reserved.

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