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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 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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    Rudyard Kipling Movie Adaptation: The Jungle Book (1967)

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

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

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    Movie Adaptation: How To Train Your Dragon (2010)

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    Lewis Carroll Movie Adaptation: Alice in Wonderland (2010)

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    A. A. Milne Movie Adaptation: Winnie the Pooh (2011)

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

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    Helen Aberson Movie Adaptation: Dumbo (1941)

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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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    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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    Fred Gipson Movie Adaptation: Old Yeller (1957)

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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 Prisoner of Azkaban (2004)

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    Louisa May Alcott Movie Adaptation: Little Women (1994)

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

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    Ted Hughes Movie Adaptation: The Iron Giant (1999)

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

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

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    Alexandre Dumas Movie Adaptation: The Three Musketeers (1993)

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    Movie Adaptation: Harry Potter

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    Charles Dickens Movie Adaptation: Oliver Twist (2005)

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    Michael Ende Movie Adaptation: The NeverEnding Story (1984)

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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 Goblet of Fire (2005)

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

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    Robert Louis Stevenson Movie Adaptation: Treasure Island (1950)

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    Ludwig Bemelmans Movie Adaptation: Madeline (1998)

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

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    Anna Sewell Movie Adaptation: Black Beauty(1994)

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

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

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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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    Jules Verne Movie Adaptation: 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (1916)

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    Anne Fine Movie Adaptation: Mrs. Doubtfire (1994)

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    Brian Selznick Movie Adaptation: Hugo (2011)

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

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

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

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    Jonathan Swift Movie Adaptation: Gulliver's Travels (2010)

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    Lynne Reid Banks Movie Adaptation: The Indian in the Cupboard (1995)

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

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