Book list from movies

My wife does not read. I want to buy books for my kids. So that she knows what the books about I want the books to have been made into movies.

This is my list so far:-
Polar Express
Charlie and the Chocolate factory

Any help?

How old are the kids?

Possible suggestions:

Narnia books
Alice in Wonderland
Peter Pan
Snow White
Beauty and the Beast
The “Brambly Woods” books

Narnia is good. I am not looking for fairy tales - have them already.
Who is Brambly woods?

If you’re getting Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, also get Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator by the same author. It has never been made into a movie, but it’s equally interesting.

James and the Giant Peach - Roald Dahl

The BFG - Roald Dahl

The Harry Potter series might be ideal for you.

The *Little House on the Prairie *series (Laura Ingalls Wilder) were a long-running TV series.

Harriet the Spy was made into a movie.

Charlotte’s Web

Little girls and people who used to be little girls seem to love Anne of Green Gables. There are a couple of old films, but the definitive adaptation seems to be a 1985 CBC Television version.

As a boy I enjoyed reading and rereading Tom Sawyer. Huckleberry Finn is a more literary work that skews a little older, and it’s nice (but not strictly necessary) to have read TS as background. (It’s not entirely unlike the relationship between The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings, come to think of it.) There have been many films of Tom and Huck’s adventures.

Hey, how about The Hobbit? Made into a flawed animated TV version back in the '80s, soon to be a live-action extravaganza produced by Peter Jackson.

Actually, *my * favorite book was The Adventures of Hajji Baba of Ispahan, which was adapted into a rather ill-regarded film. I’m not sure either the book or movie are strictly suitable for children.

Since you’re Australian, why not get The Magic Pudding by Norman Lindsay, probably the best Australian children’s fantasy.

If you’re leaning more science fiction-y, there’s a ton of stuff out there, such as the Star Wars and Star Trek series.

Sorry, should have been Brambly Hedge

For the 2-4 type age group I’d say. Very G rated :slight_smile:

You…married… a woman who does not read books??? Whatever for?

If you consider 1977 to have been the 80s, sure.
(It hasn’t aged real well).

Pride and Prejudice
Little Women
Little Men
A Wrinkle in Time

Pacific time.

I didn’t mean to imply that it had.

It is difficult to read together. We watch films together.