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Popular Children's Books That Were Made Into Movies

List Criteria: Upvote the best film versions of classic children's books and memorable childhood stories.

The book might usually be better than the movie, but that hasn't stopped these classic kid's books from being turned into films. This list of children's book to movie adaptations ranks the best of these kid'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, famous, and 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 top 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. Cast your votes for the best on this list of books made into movies, or rerank the list and add any great kid's book movie adaptations that are missing!
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    Roald Dahl Movie Adaptation: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005)

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    P. L. Travers Movie Adaptation: Mary Poppins (1964)

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    L. Frank Baum Movie Adaptation: The Wonderful Wizard of Oz (1910)

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    Dodie Smith Movie Adaptation: One Hundred and One Dalmatians (1961)

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    Dr. Seuss Movie Adaptation: How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000)

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    Movie Adaptation: How To Train Your Dragon (2010)

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    Rudyard Kipling Movie Adaptation: The Jungle Book (1967)

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    Chris Van Allsburg, George Spelvin Movie Adaptation: Jumanji (1995)

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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 Movie Adaptation: Winnie the Pooh (2011)

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    Lewis Carroll Movie Adaptation: Alice in Wonderland (2010)

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    C. S. Lewis Movie Adaptation: The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (2005)

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    J. K. Rowling Movie Adaptation: Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (2007)

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    Helen Aberson Movie Adaptation: Dumbo (1941)

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    E. B. White Movie Adaptation: Charlotte's Web (2006)

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    T. H. White Movie Adaptation: The Sword in the Stone (1963)

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    J. K. Rowling Movie Adaptation: Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002)

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    Movie Adaptation: Harry Potter

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    J. K. Rowling Movie Adaptation: Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004)

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    J. K. Rowling Movie Adaptation: Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (2005)

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    Carlo Collodi Movie Adaptation: The Adventures of Pinocchio(1996)

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    J. K. Rowling Movie Adaptation: Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (2001)

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    J. K. Rowling Movie Adaptation: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1 (2010) and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2 (2011)

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    Roald Dahl Movie Adaptation: James and the Giant Peach (1996)

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    Louisa May Alcott Movie Adaptation: Little Women (1994)

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    Roald Dahl Movie Adaptation: Matilda (1996)

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    The Night at the Museum Milan Trenc Movie Adaptation: Night at the Museum (2006)

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    Fred Gipson Movie Adaptation: Old Yeller (1957)

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    Ted Hughes Movie Adaptation: The Iron Giant (1999)

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    J. K. Rowling Movie Adaptation: Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (2009)

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    Michael Ende Movie Adaptation: The NeverEnding Story (1984)

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    Anna Sewell Movie Adaptation: Black Beauty(1994)

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    Ludwig Bemelmans Movie Adaptation: Madeline (1998)

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    Chris Van Allsburg Movie Adaptation: The Polar Express (2004)

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    Charles Dickens Movie Adaptation: Oliver Twist (2005)

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    E. B. White Movie Adaptation: Stuart Little (1999)

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    Robert Louis Stevenson Movie Adaptation: Treasure Island (1950)

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    Jules Verne Movie Adaptation: Around the World in 80 Days (2004)

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    Alexandre Dumas Movie Adaptation: The Three Musketeers (1993)

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    Shrek! William Steig Movie Adaptation: Shrek (2001)

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    Anne Fine Movie Adaptation: Mrs. Doubtfire (1994)

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    Mary Norton Movie Adaptation: The Borrowers (1997)

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    Felix Salten Movie Adaptation: Bambi(1942)

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    Donna Diamond, Katherine Paterson Movie Adaptation: Bridge to Terabithia (2007)

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    Rick Riordan Movie Adaptation: Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief (2010)

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    Dr. Seuss Movie Adaptation: Horton Hears a Who! (2008)

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    Dr. Seuss Movie Adaptation: The Lorax (2012)

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    Brian Selznick Movie Adaptation: Hugo (2011)

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    C. S. Lewis Movie Adaptation: The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian (2008)

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    Judi Barrett Movie Adaptation: Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs (2009)

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