Want some easy motivation to get your kids reading more? Read books that have been adapted into movies — first, read the book, then watch the movie. (We know that books and movies both are rewarding but kids *may* think that the movie is the reward.)
Discussing the differences between the book and movie will happen naturally. You might inquire further with questions like these:
- What did the movie change?
- What did the movie leave out or add?
- Which characters were true to the author’s description?
- Was the setting what you imagined? Why or why not?
- Are you glad you saw the movie or do you wish you had skipped it?
BOOK CLUB IDEA: Recently, my tween’s book club read The Giver and watched the movie. I loved this idea because it gave them a fun activity for their book club meeting, especially for their age group.
BOOK + MOVIE: Below, you’ll find children’s picture books made into movies as well as chapter books made into movies. So, I’ve listed both the BOOK and the MOVIE with the children’s book listed first.
Children’s Picture Books Made Into Movies
Chapter Books Adapted Into Movies For Kids Ages 8 – 12
Many wonderful chapter books have been adapted into movies. It’s quite interesting to compare the differences and similarities and a great thinking exercise.
Honestly, it’s impressive how well-done most of these adaptations are. You’re going to love watching them!
Read the chapter book which is listed first. Then, decide if you want to watch the movie listed second.
Do you have any favorite adaptations? How about your kids?
Children’s Books Adapted Into Movies: A – I
Children’s Books Adapted Into Movies: H – P
Children’s Books Adapted Into Movies: R – Z
YA Books Adapted Into Movies For Kids Ages 13+
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