Read Before You Stream:
Kids’ Books With New TV and Movie Adaptations

by Melissa Taylor

Kids love to watch movies and tv shows, so why not motivate more reading with book choices that have stream-able adaptations? Many great children’s books have been adapted as movies or television series, just take your pick from the list below!

After the kids in your life have read the book and watched the adaptation, discuss which version your children liked best and why. What details would you have included or left out of the movie or television series? These questions will keep kids engaged and remind them that some of the best on-screen ideas come from books! Happy reading and streaming!

Editor’s Note: This article was originally published in 2020 and updated in 2023.