We have family Friday movie night almost every week and have for nearly five years – it’s such a fun way to kick off the weekend!
We have homemade pizza and then pile on our super-cozy big (not Intstagram-worthy) couch in the basement and watch a movie. Usually with a treat.
It’s one of our favorite family rituals.
And what’s better for family movie night than a movie that’s been adapted from a beloved children’s book?
It’s so fun to read a book together and then watch the movie version – you can talk about what the movie makers changed, how it was different from how you imagined it, and what you liked and didn’t like better about the movie versus the book.
Here are more than 35 children’s books made into movies that might be the perfect fit for your next family movie night.
35+ Children’s Books Made into Movies
Ella Enchanted. This is a fairly terrible movie adaptation of the most delightful book, but if you can just see them as their own separate things, the movie isn’t so bad (and I live for the singing scene). (Book // Movie)
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Any favorite books made into movies I’ve missed? Let me know in the comments!