Best Children’s Books That Have Been Made Into Blockbuster Movies!


There’s something exciting about watching your favourite novel or book being converted to a blockbuster movie, right?! When Lion King hit the theatres last year, I watched it starry-eyed along with my daughter and relived every dialogue, thanks to the multiple read sessions we have had of the book, over the years! 

Over the decades, popular books, especially children’s books have been converted into movies that are a hit even today when aired on television or OTT. Also, for those of you who are finding it tough raising a reluctant reader, sometimes the reverse helps. Get them to watch the movie and then ask them to read a movie- they will love it! 

But, if your child loves reading- you must always go the book route first- without a doubt. Helps spark their creativity and gets them to imagine in great ways! 

  • Go ahead and access this bundle with a list of 20+ books you must get your kids that are also made into blockbuster movies over the years. 
  • This list is curated by our book/movie aficionado editor and you know- you can trust her on this! 
  • These books have been made into super hit movies that kids have loved over the world. Read them again this summer and also watch them along with your kids!
  • Helps save you hours of time Googling for that perfect movie/ book for your child- trust us!

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1.  The Boss Baby

For the tiniest boss in every house and how he (literally) demand everything, in the true bossy style!

Author: Marla Frazee

Age: 1-4 years

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2.  Chicka Chicka Boom Boom

What happens when all the letters of the alphabet decide to race one another on top of a coconut tree? Do they all find place?

Author:  Bill Martin Jr

Age:  1-4 years

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3.  Goodnight Moon & Other Sleepytime Tales

This award-winning picture book that every little toddler loves to read before hitting the bed is also available as a movie for the young ones to watch and enjoy.

Author:  Margaret Wise Brown

Age:  2-5 years

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4.  Stick Man

What happens to the stick man when he wants to get back to his family? What are the dangers he faces? Find out!

Author:  Julia Donaldson

Age:  2-6 years

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5.  Lost And Found

An award-winning picture book on the lovely bonding between a small boy and a penguin he chanced upon. Was what he thought was lost and found, really lost?

Author:  Oliver Jeffers

Age:  3-5 years

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6.  Clifford: The Big Red Dog

The story of a little girl and her big, red dog that she adores so much.

Author:  Norman Bridwell

Age:  3-5 years

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7.  Horton Hears A Who

‘A person’s a person, no matter how small’- get your little ones to fall in love with the words of Dr Seuss as little Horton is all set to turn super helpful!

Author:  Dr Seuss

Age:  3-5 years

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8.  The Gruffalo

This favourite picture book of your kids is also available as a movie on the silver screen. Watch your deadly monster come alive!

Author: Julia Donaldson

Age: 3-7 Years

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9.  Harry Potter Series

We grew up hurriedly reading JK Rowling’s classic series and your child’s never too early to enter the magical world of Hogwarts and learn all the wonderful spells! Watch the movie or read the books- or do both, this summer!

Author:  JK Rowling

Age:  4-6 years

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10.  Mary Poppins

When the Banks family advertise for a nanny, Mary Poppins and her talking umbrella appear out of the sky, ready to take the children on extraordinary adventures.

Author: P.L Travers

Age:  4-7 yeara

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11.  Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs

It’s about the adventures of Flint Lockwood, an inventor, who chances upon a device that showers sardines for the entire city! This gastronomic delight of a movie takes us through this journey, on what happens when evil intentions creep in and how our hero Flint can save the city!

Author:  Judi & Ron Barrett

Age:  4-8 years

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12.  The Jungle Book

This iconic classic of all ages makes your little one fall in love with Mowgli, Bhageera and Bhaloo as he wins the battle against Sher Khan!

Author:  Rudyard Kipling

Age:  6-9 years

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13.  Jumanji

Join Alan and Sarah as they goo on an adventurous ride in the board game Jumanji

Author:  Chris Van Allsburg

Age:  6-9 years

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14.  Stuart Little

If you haven’t read the book or watched the movie- do it right away and we assure you that the adorable little mouse will weep you off your feet with his antics!

Author:  EB White

Age:  7-9 years

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15.  Matilda

What happens when this extraordinary little girl with magical powers has had enough and decides that it’s payback time?! Find out with this classic!

Author:  Roald Dahl

Age:  7-9 years

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16.  The Voyages Of Dr.Dolittle

Join the adventures of the fun loving vet- who talks to animals!

Author:  Hugh Lofting

Age:  7-9 years

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17.  The BFG

Could your little one get scared with the scary looking giant or fall in love with his true nature? Find out!

Author:  Roald Dahl

Age:  7-9 years

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18.  Charlie & The Chocolate Factory

The book and the fascinating movie about little Charlie, the world of chocolates and the scary Willy Wonka will be a great way to spend time this summer!

Author:  Roald Dahl

Age:  7-9 years

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19.  Dhanak

The book adapted from the movie teaches your kids one strong message- nothing is impossible. This relatable relationship between the young boy and his sister and she helps him win his dreams is a must read for kids.

Author:  Anushka Ravishankar

Age:  7 & above

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20.  Bambi, A Life In The Woods

The story of Bambi, his parents and the life in the woods- filled with emotional turns and heroic adventures will win over your little one’s heart.

Author:  Felix Salten

Age:  8-12 years

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21.  Pippi Longstocking Series

The entire series on a 9-year old bubbly Pippi and her adventures are a fun read for your little girls.

Author:  Astrid Lindgren

Age:  8-12 years

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22.  The Invention of Hugo Cabret

It is based in Paris and tells us the story of the protagonist- a young orphan who lives in a railway station and loves spending his time with clocks, and yet is out to find the purpose of his life- the one thing his dad would have wanted him to do before he died.

Author:  Brian Selznick

Age:  8 & above

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23.  Diary Of A Wimpy Kid

This best selling series deals with the fun adventures of Gregg Heffley and how he battles each day in his childhood!

Author:  Jeff Kinney

Age:  9-11 years

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24.  Alice In Wonderland

One of the most popular novels of our generation- the story is about a little girl Alice who follows a White Rabbit down a rabbit hole. The characters she encounters thereafter and her ensuing adventures form the rest of the tale.

Author:  Lewis Caroll

Age:  9 & above

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