Novels Turned Movies Pt. 3 Children's

Now's the perfect time to compare books with their movie adaptations. Below is a list of children’s novels turned movies. You might be surprised on how many of your favorite movies actually started out as books.

how to train your dragon

Based on Aquamarine by Alice Hoffman

The Tale of Despereaux
Based on The Tale of Despereaux by Kate DiCamillo

A Wrinkle in Time
Based on A Wrinkle in Time by madeleine L'Engle

The Spiderwick Chronicles
Based on The Spiderwick Chronicles Series by Tony DiTerlizzi

Where the Wild Things Are
Based on Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak

The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe
Based on The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis

Black Stallion
Based on Black Stallion by Walter Farley

Based on The BFG by Roald Dahl

Mr. Popper’s Penguins
Based on Mr. Popper’s Penguins by Richard Atwater

Nim’s Island
Based on Nim's Island by Wendy Orr

lemony snicket

Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events
Based on The Bad Beginning, The Reptile Room, and The Wide Window by Lemony Snicket

Anne of Green Gables
Based on Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery

Ballet Shoes
Based on Ballet Shoes by Noel Streatfeild 

City of Ember
Based on City of Ember by Jeanne DuPrau

Based on Paddington by Michael Bond

The Lorax
Based on The Lorax by Dr. Seuss

Based on Coraline by Craig Russell

lightning thief

Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightening Thief
Based on Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightening Thief by Rick Riordan

Charlotte’s Web
Based on Charlotte’s Web by E.B. White

Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs
Based on Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs by Judi Barrett

How to Eat Fried Worms
Based on How to Eat Fried Worms by Thomas Rockwell

A Little Princess
Based on A Little Princess by Frances Hodgson Burnett 

Ramona and Beezus
Based on Ramona and Beezus by Beverly Cleary

Horton Hear a Who
Based on Horton Hear a Who by Dr. Seuss

Based on Babe by Dick King-Smith

Based on Shiloh by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor

willy wonkacharlie

Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory / Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Based on Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl

Bridge to Terabithia
Based on Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson

Because of Winn-Dixie
Based on Because of Winn-Dixie by Kate DiCamillo

Harriet the Spy
Based on Harriet the Spy by Louise Fitzhugh

Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day
Based on Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day by Judith Viorst

Based on Matilda by Roald Dahl

Stuart Little
Based on Stuart Little by E.B. White

Diary of a Wimpy Kid
Based on Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Greg Heffley's Journal by Jeff Kinney

How to Train Your Dragon 
Based on How to Train Your Dragon by Cressida Cowell

Based on Inkheart by Cornelia Funke