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My Favorite Middle Grade Book to Movie Adaptations

A lot of great books are turned into great movies. Today I am going to be sharing my favorite book to screen adaptations with you all. I have lots of favorites, but here are a few that stand out. I hope you enjoy!

1. Chronicles of Narnia

I love Narnia! This is such a great series, one of the series of books that inspired my love for reading! In my opinion the movies do not disappoint, they are super great and correspond with the books very well! The movies came out a while after the books, but I thought the movies were very successful adaptations. I definitely recommend reading the books first and reading them in the order in which they are published and not in their “official” order. Trust me, you will understand why when you read.

2. Charlotte’s Web: E.B White

I really liked both the Charlotte’s Web book, and the movie! They are both super cute and entertaining. I read the book and watched the movie in first grade and found it so fascinating to see the story I had just imagined in my mind come to life on a screen! I recommend this duo to very young readers because it is classic and not a too complex read.

3. Holes: Louis Sachar

Both the Holes book and the movie are both super fun and fast paced. They are perfect for any young reader that is ready for a great adventure book. The book, published August 1998 is really fun and light hearted. The movie came out a few years later in 2003 and is also very fun and engaging. The movie is titled Holes and the book is titled Holes as well… What a coincidence!

4. The Princess Bride: William Goldman

I love how the book and the movie, developed in 1987 correspond with each other. They are both super unique and very humorous themed works. I really like how the movie is pretty funny and meant to be taken seriously – but you can’t help but laughing.

5. Anne of Green Gables: Lucy Maud Montgomery

Anne of Green Gables books are amazing and very traditional. The movie, developed in 1985 is the same way, very classic, traditional and heartwarming. I recommend this book to any book lover who has patience with books, this book is not very action packed, but it is very cute and fun to read and watch.

6. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory: Roald Dahl

The movie and the book are both super unique and creative. I enjoyed them both a lot. I liked how you would not see the concept of this duo in many other places. Although the movie has a much different title, it is still super fun and unique, seeing how such an amazing book can be developed into a great movie.

7. The Wonderful Wizard of Oz: L. Frank Baum

I love both the movie and the screen adaptation,

they are both super fun and cute. I enjoy how upbeat and light – hearted this duo is. It is such a great story for young readers to follow. I love how the book and the movie correspond with each other nicely. The book is a fun read for young readers just getting into the world of reading. The movie is also super fun to watch after reading the book for the first time. When I first read the book in second grade, had a great time seeing the book in a movie form afterwards.

8. Alice in Wonderland: Lewis Carrol

Alice in Wonderland books and the movies are both super fun and energetic. I really enjoy them both. The duo is so cute and easy to follow, perfect for young readers. It is a great duo to read to a youngster, and see the movie with them after. The movie came out much after the book was published, and the movie has a few differences to the book – but all in all the duo is super fun and a great book to movie adaptation.

9. Mr. Lemoncello’s Library: Chris Grabenstein

Mr. Lemoncello books and movies are both really cool mystery/puzzle books that are really addicting and clever. It is very complex and puzzle focused. I really enjoyed reading the book and seeing the same content on screen. The movie was a Nickelodeon original, so it was not a major production – but I still really enjoyed it and I thought it was very well filmed and edited.

10. The City of Ember: Jeanne DuPrau

This is a really cool dystopian themed duo for middle grade and young adult readers. The book and the movie were both engaging and fast paced. I read and watched this duo a while ago, but I remember really enjoying it. The movie is fun and like I said, dystopian themed and the book is also very dystopian. Super cool book to movie adaption for young readers.

Thats it for today! I hope you enjoyed and got some ideas on which book to movie duo you should work on reading and watching next. Have a good day, and happy reading!

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