Flashback Friday: 9 Favorite Childhood Books Turned Movies

Remember when reading was fun? And by reading, I mean when the books you read also came with a fun movie adaptation! With school back in session soon, reading may be the last thing on your mind. Blast those back-to-school-reading blues away and reminisce about the good ol’ days!

Here are 9 of our favorite childhood books that were turned into movies:

A Little Princess (1995)

Frances Hodgson Burnett’s 1905 novel came to life in the 1995 screen adaptation, which boasted “Every girl everywhere is a princess.”

Bridge to Terabithia (2007)

This adorable story about a kid whose life is changed after befriending the new girl at school comes with a bit of a sad ending. Warning: You might want to keep tissues handy!

The Indian in the Cupboard (1995)

This book was a staple in grade schools everywhere in the 90s and had kids everywhere wishing they’d find treasures in their home cupboards.

James and the Giant Peach (1996)

Roald Dahl’s popular novel became even bigger-than-life in the 1996 Walt Disney animated movie. 

Nancy Drew (2007)

One of the most popular female detectives in the literary world, teenage sleuth Nancy Drew was brought to life on the bigscreen by Emma Roberts in the 2007 movie.

The Baby-sitters Club (1995)

The best friends you’ll ever have.

The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe (2005)

How else would you know what a Turkish delight was?

The Secret Garden (1993)

From the same author as A Little Princess, this book turned movie actually spawned a number of films before the 1993 one.

The Wizard of Oz (1939)

Because sometimes you need to have your house picked up by a tornado and haunted by an evil witch to realize that “there’s no place like home.”

Which one of these movies adapted from books do you remember? Which book-turned-movie is your favorite?