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Popular Children's Books That Were Made Into Movies

List Criteria: Children's books that were adapted into movies

A list of children's book to movie adaptations. These are children's books that have been adapted into feature films. Children's books made into movies are always fun because children already know the characters. Children's literature is in many ways timeless. The books we were read as a child, we now read to our own kids. This makes children's books a safe bet for film adaptations, and the film adaptations on this list are some of the best. If multiple adaptations of a children's book have been made, we've tried to list the most popular kids books made into movies. Since only the best, most popular children's books tend to be made into movies, one could also consider this to be a list of some of the greatest children's books of all time.

So what books were made into movies? This list seeks to answer that question with a thorough look of all books that made it onto the big screen.
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    Roald Dahl More
    Movie Adaptation: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005)
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    P. L. Travers More
    Movie Adaptation: Mary Poppins (1964)
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    Rudyard Kipling More
    Movie Adaptation: The Jungle Book (1967)
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    Dodie Smith More
    Movie Adaptation: One Hundred and One Dalmatians (1961)
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    L. Frank Baum More
    Movie Adaptation: The Wonderful Wizard of Oz (1910)
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    Movie Adaptation: The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (2005)
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    A. A. Milne More
    Movie Adaptation: Winnie the Pooh (2011)
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    Chris Van Allsburg, George Spelvin More
    Movie Adaptation: Jumanji (1995)
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    Movie Adaptation: How To Train Your Dragon (2010)
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    Dr. Seuss More
    Movie Adaptation: How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000)
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    Lewis Carroll More
    Movie Adaptation: Alice in Wonderland (2010)
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    Helen Aberson More
    Movie Adaptation: Dumbo (1941)
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    T. H. White More
    Movie Adaptation: The Sword in the Stone (1963)
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    C. S. Lewis More
    Movie Adaptation: The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (2005)
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    Carlo Collodi More
    Movie Adaptation: The Adventures of Pinocchio(1996)
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    Fred Gipson More
    Movie Adaptation: Old Yeller (1957)
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    Louisa May Alcott More
    Movie Adaptation: Little Women (1994)
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    Ted Hughes More
    Movie Adaptation: The Iron Giant (1999)
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    J. K. Rowling More
    Movie Adaptation: Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (2007)
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    E. B. White More
    Movie Adaptation: Charlotte's Web (2006)
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    Alexandre Dumas More
    Movie Adaptation: The Three Musketeers (1993)
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    Ludwig Bemelmans More
    Movie Adaptation: Madeline (1998)
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    Charles Dickens More
    Movie Adaptation: Oliver Twist (2005)
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    Anna Sewell More
    Movie Adaptation: Black Beauty(1994)
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    Michael Ende More
    Movie Adaptation: The NeverEnding Story (1984)
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    Roald Dahl More
    Movie Adaptation: James and the Giant Peach (1996)
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    Jules Verne More
    Movie Adaptation: Around the World in 80 Days (2004)
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    Robert Louis Stevenson More
    Movie Adaptation: Treasure Island (1950)
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    J. K. Rowling More
    Movie Adaptation: Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004)
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    J. K. Rowling More
    Movie Adaptation: Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002)
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    Movie Adaptation: Harry Potter
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    Mary Norton More
    Movie Adaptation: The Borrowers (1997)
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    Jonathan Swift More
    Movie Adaptation: Gulliver's Travels (2010)
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    Rick Riordan More
    Movie Adaptation: Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief (2010)
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    E. B. White More
    Movie Adaptation: Stuart Little (1999)
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    J. K. Rowling More
    Movie Adaptation: Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (2001)
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    C. S. Lewis More
    Movie Adaptation: The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian (2008)
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    J. K. Rowling More
    Movie Adaptation: Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (2009)
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    Felix Salten More
    Movie Adaptation: Bambi(1942)
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    J. K. Rowling More
    Movie Adaptation: Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (2005)
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    Donna Diamond, Katherine Paterson More
    Movie Adaptation: Bridge to Terabithia (2007)
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    Alexandre Dumas, Auguste Maquet More
    Movie Adaptation: The Count of Monte Cristo (2002)
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    Jules Verne More
    Movie Adaptation: 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (1916)
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    J. K. Rowling More
    Movie Adaptation: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1 (2010) and Harry Potter and ... more
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    The Night at the Museum

    Milan Trenc More
    Movie Adaptation: Night at the Museum (2006)
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    Roald Dahl More
    Movie Adaptation: Matilda (1996)
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    Cornelia Funke More
    Movie Adaptation: Inkheart (2009)
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    Madame Doubtfire

    Anne Fine More
    Movie Adaptation: Mrs. Doubtfire (1994)
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    Brian Selznick More
    Movie Adaptation: Hugo (2011)
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    Meg Cabot More
    Movie Adaptation: The Princess Diaries (2001)

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