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Movies Based on Books (Movies)(Kids)

These movies were based on popular youth books.

Wonder .

Based on the New York best seller, this tells the incredibly inspiring and heartwarming story of August Pullman, a boy with facial differences who enters fifth grade, attending a mainstream elementary school for the first time

Matilda

Matilda uses her telekentic powers to get even with her parents, her brother and the evil school principal and also helps her friends and a caring teacher

The secret garden

An orphan girl and her invalid cousin bring new life to their home on the moors when they discover the secret garden

Harry Potter and the sorcerer's stone : 2 DVD edition

Rescued from the outrageous neglect of his aunt and uncle, a young boy with a great destiny proves his worth while attending Hogwarts School for Wizards and Witches

Stuart Little : deluxe edition

The Little family adopts an spunky boy named Stuart who looks a lot like a mouse. Mr. and Mrs. Little adore their new son, but their older son George isn't so sure what to make of his new brother and devises a plan to get Stuart out of the house

Coraline

A young girl walks through a secret door in her new home and discovers an alternate version of her life. This parallel reality is eerily similar to her own life but only much better. When the adventure turns dangerous, Coraline must count on her resourcefulness, determination, and bravery to get back home and save her family

Harriet the spy. Blog wars

Aspiring writer Harriet 'The Spy' Welsch is determined to become class blogger. Competing against her supreme nemesis, Marion Hawthorne, Harriet will do whatever it takes to win the coveted title. But when it begins to look like Marion might take the lead, Harriet becomes desperate to figure out a way to get the most blog hits. Includes bloopers and interviews

Bridge to Terabithia

Jesse Aarons is in the 5th grade and has trained all summer to become the fastest runner in school. He becomes upset when new classmate Leslie Burke outruns him and everyone else. Despite this and some other striking differences, the two become fast friends. Together, they create Terabithia where they rule as king and queen and is a land filled with monsters, trolls, ogres, and giants. This friendship helps Jesse cope with a tragedy that makes him realize what Leslie taught him

A wrinkle in time

After the disappearance of her scientist father, three peculiar beings send Meg, her brother, and her friend to space in order to find him

James and the giant peach

A wildly imaginative tale about a little boy who journeys to a wondrous city "where dreams come true"

Charlie and the chocolate factory . 1-DVD edition

A poor young boy, Charlie Bucket, is rewarded by an eccentric candy-maker named Willy Wonka for having a kind heart

The Lorax

In a place where the brown Bar-ba-loots frisk and the Humming-Fish splash around, you will find the Lorax. The Lorax speaks of the trees, which the Once-ler is chopping down as fast as he pleases. Will the Once-ler change his destructive ways and heed the wise warnings of the Lorax? Includes an all-new featurette and two special features: Pontoffel Pock & His Magical Piano and Butter Battle Book

Diary of a wimpy kid

The hysterically funny, best selling book comes to life in this smash-hit family comedy! Greg Heffley is headed for big things, but first he has to survive the scariest, most humiliating experience of any kid's life: middle school! That won't be easy, considering he's surrounded by hairy-freckled morons, wedgie-loving bullies, and a moldy slice of cheese with nuclear cooties!

Charlotte's web

The 1973 animated adaptation of E.B. White's tale of Wilber the pig and his friendship with a literate spider, Charlotte, who saves Wilber's life with some fancy web work

Because of Winn-Dixie

The heartwarming 'tail' of a young girl whose life is changed by a scruffy, fun-loving pooch she names Winn-Dixie. The special bond between them works magic on her reserved dad and the eccentric townspeople they meet during one unforgettable summer

Horton hears a Who

One day, Horton the elephant hears a cry for help coming from a speck of dust. Even though he can't see anyone on the speck, he decides to help it. Good thing since as it turns out, the speck of dust is home to the Whos, who live in their city of Whoville. Horton agrees to help protect the Whos and their home. Unfortunately for Horton, this gives him nothing but torment from his neighbors. They refuse to believe that anything could survive on the speck. Still, Horton stands by the motto that, "After all, a person is a person, no matter how small."

Curious George. A day at the library

What's George's favorite place to go for adventure? The library! George loves to read, because in books you can be a pirate, a spaceman, even a robot! Or learn about photography, strange animals, and how to make it snow. What better place for the world's most curious monkey?

The lion, the witch and the wardrobe

Lucy Pevenise, along with her older brothers Edmund and Peter, and her older sister, Susan, are in London during the initial bombing raids of WW II. Like many families, their parents decide to send them to the country for safer keeping. Peter, the oldest, is told to watch over the children and make sure they stay safe. This simple request will test Peter's ability to protect his siblings, especially after Lucy discovers an amazing secret. The children decide to play hide-and-seek, and during the game Lucy discovers a mysterious wardrobe. She tucks herself inside and backs to the rear of the cabinet, there she discovers herself in an entirely different world. The place is called Narnia, and it's been locked in winter for over 100 years by someone known as "The White Witch." Lucy rushes back to tell her brothers and sister, but they don't believe her. That is until they all get into the wardrobe one day and find out she's been telling the truth. Soon a prophecy is revealed. It is said that when Aslan returns, two daughters of Eve and two sons of Adam will come back and reclaim the four thrones of Narnia

Paddington

The story of the comic misadventures of a young Peruvian bear that travels to the city in search of a home. Finding himself lost and alone, he begins to realize that city life is not all he had imagined; until he meets the kindly Brown family who read the label around his neck that says "Please look after this bear. Thank you", and offer him a temporary haven. It looks as though his luck has changed until this rarest of bears catches the eye of a museum taxidermist

Ferdinand

After Ferdinand, a bull with a big heart, is mistaken for a dangerous beast, he is captured and torn from his home. Determined to return to his family, he rallies a misfit team on the ultimate adventure

Cloudy with a chance of meatballs

In a town where food drops from the sky like rain, a young inventor hopes to create something that will change everyone's life. However, when the weather takes a turn for the worse, the residents of the town of Chewandswallow will find their eating habits have drastically changed. Includes featurettes, deleted scenes, game, and sing-a-long
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