The Best Movies Based on Books for Kids

By Ruth on November 17, 2014 in book, children, movie

filmstrip-91434_640There is no shortage of kid’s movies out there. So many of those movies claim to be educational, stimulating, or otherwise good for kids. However, parents know the truth. Not every TV show or movie that’s geared towards kids is actually a good thing for kids to watch. Parents today are very picky about what their kids watch for a lot of reasons. They want to provide their kids with movies that help them learn new things, teach them valuable lessons, and still keep them entertained.

Parents can use their WoW cable service to find the best movies for their kids. Some of the best movies for kids that combine all the elements that parents want are often movies based on books. Parents can know the general story from reading the books and feel good about knowing their kids will be watching something of value. Here are some of the best movies based on books for kids.

The Harry Potter Series

The Harry Potter series is a great collection of books that even better movies. These tales of heroism and magic are sure to spark the interest in any child. It is also very fun to watch the characters grow as the series progresses.

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

This is a movie that proves that anything is possible, no matter the circumstances. Children can fantasize about living in a chocolate factory as they experience the importance of treating others with respect.

Where the Wild Things Are

This is a wonderful story about not judging a book by its cover. This is a great story to help children get along better while showing them that not all the monsters are bad in the world.

How the Grinch Stole Christmas

This is the perfect holiday movie to watch anytime of the year. This movie will literally warm your heart and is great for teaching kids that their actions do have an effect on the people around them.

The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe

This whimsical series is great for the kids who love to imagine the possibilities outside their own door. This movie is geared more towards older kids, but it can be great for a family movie to watch over and over again to spark imagination during play time.

Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax

Parents rarely can go wrong with a Dr. Seuss classic. The movie maintains the fun rhymes and creates beautifully colorful characters that any child can associate with.


Holes is another movie that is geared towards older kids, so parents should watch the film to judge whether or not to show it to their younger kids. However, this film is filled with ups and downs that will keep the entire family on the edge of their seat.

How to Train Your Dragon

Many people are unfamiliar that this is based on a book, but the popularity of this movie and its sequel show that it is an instant hit. No other film could make dragons look so innocent.


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43-year-old single mother of an active 14-year-old girl Born in Tacoma, WA; lives in Yelm, WA Entertainment Writer Available For Interviews and Reviews Substitute Teacher

1 Comment

  1. judy jbrittain July 28, 2016 Reply

    Hey, great share…..

    There are actually so many books that were later made into movies. Harry Potter series and The Chronicles of Narnia are my favorite.

    Thanks for sharing this post. Keep sharing more….

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