In our house, we all love reading books and we all love watching movies. What we love even more are reading books and then watching the movie based on the book. It’s a tradition we started a couple years ago when we read Harry Potter and The Philosophers Stone. It’s a fun thing to do as a family, read together at night and then look forward to a movie night when the movie is complete. Here are 10 Books to Read With Your Kids, before watching the movie.
10 Books to Read With Your Kids Before Watching the Movie
1. Harry Potter
Harry Potter is what started our habit of books to read with the kids before watching the movie. Now we are on book and all four of us are hooked. We read it probably 4-5 nights a week before bedtime.
2. A Series or Unfortunate Events
We took a break from the Harry Potter books to read the first three instalments of A Series of Unfortunate Events. It’s another series that reeled all of us in. The reason we started is because Netflix launched a series and we watched them after reading the books. There is a movie version to watch as well starring Jim Carey.
3. Charlotte’s Web
This was one of my favourite books growing up and it’s on our list of books to read with your kids. I already have a copy of it and I can’t wait. It’s a such a great story that entertaining, sad and full of life lessons. When you’re done reading it, the movie version is available to watch on DVD.
4. The BFG
Roald Dahl was one of my favourite authors growing up, so that’s why it’s on my list of books to read with the kids before watching the movie. It’s a wonderful read and the movie does a pretty thoughtful adaptation. (But read the book first!)
5. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
This book is another one that is on our list to read together as a family. I actually love the book way more than the movie but it’s still a good one for add to the list of books to read with your kids, before watching the movie.
Wonder is actually a book I only heard of after the movie recently came out. After we finish the current book we are reading as a family, that is the next one we want to read, and I can’t wait to watch the movie too that stars Julie Roberts and Owen Wilson. Apparently you will need tissues on hand for both the book and movie.
7. Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs
I had no idea there was a actually a book for this movie. We watched the movies on Netflix and loved them so now we are on the hunt to red the books too.
8. The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe
This was another of my absolute favourite books as a kid (yes I was a total book worm.) I can’t wait to read the series with my kids and then watch the movies.
Matilda is another classic book, written by Roald Dahl. And in this case, I really enjoyed the movie, as much as I liked the book.
10. Little House on the Prairie
And last but not least is the series by Laura Ingalls Wilder. I read through the whole series before discovering that there was a television series and well. Yes it’s not a movie, but I thought it deserved a mention because the books are good (we’ve read the first two as a family,) and the series was so popular.
Reading together as a family is a great way to connect and bond. It helps start your kids on journey of loving to read on their own and its just fun! These are just 10 Books to Read With Your Kids Before Watching the Movie, as there are so many more. But it’s a good way to start.
What is your favourite book that was made into a movie?
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