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Classics Made for the Movies

Classic children's books that have been adapted for film. Click here for a print-friendly version of this list.

Children’s Fiction (J)


Alcott Little Women    (Also Y Alcott)
Barrie Peter Pan
Baum The Wizard of Oz
Burnett A Little Princess
Burnett The Secret Garden
Burnford The Incredible Journey
Carroll Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
Collodi The Adventures of Pinocchio
Dickens A Christmas Carol    (Also Y Dickens)
Dickens David Copperfield
Farley The Black Stallion
Gipson Old Yeller    (Also Y Gipson)
Grahame The Wind in the Willows
Kipling The Jungle Book
Knight Lassie Come-Home
Lewis The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
Lofting The Story of Doctor Dolittle
Norton Bed-knob and Broomstick
Sewell Black Beauty
Sperry Call It Courage
Spyri Heidi
White Charlotte's Web
White Stuart Little

Junior High Fiction (Y)


Montgomery Anne of Green Gables    (Also Y Montgomery)
Robinson The Swiss Family Robinson    (Also Y Robinson)
Tolkien The Hobbit    (Also Y Tolkien)
Hansberry A Raisin in the Sun    (Paperback only)
Verne Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea
Austen Pride and Prejudice
Bagnold National Velvet
Bronte Jane Eyre
Buck The Good Earth
Cather My Antonia
Crane The Red Badge of Courage
Defoe Robinson Crusoe
Dickens A Tale of Two Cities
Dickens Oliver Twist
Du Maurier Rebecca
Gilbreth Cheaper by the Dozen    (Paperback only)
Lee To Kill a Mockingbird
London The Call of the Wild
McCullers The Member of the Wedding
Mitchell Gone with the Wind
Rawlings The Yearling
Saint-Exupery The Little Prince
Schaefer Shane
Shelley Frankenstein
Smith A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
Steinbeck Of Mice and Men
Steinbeck The Red Pony
Stevenson Kidnapped
Stevenson The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
Stevenson Treasure Island
Stoker Dracula
Swift Gulliver's Travels
Tolkien The Lord of the Rings
Twain A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court
Twain The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
Twain The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
Verne A Journey to the Centre of the Earth
Wells War of the Worlds
Wharton Ethan Frome
White The Sword in the Stone
Wilde The Picture of Dorian Gray

Nonfiction, Folktales & Poetry


J398.2 Pyle The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood
Y910.4 Heyerdahl Kon-Tiki
Y921 Frank The Diary of Anne Frank    (Also Y Paperback)

Last Updated: 1/07

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