Books to Read Before You Watch on Netflix

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Books to Read Before You Watch on Netflix Here are some great shows and movies that started from a great book! Make it a mission for your kids to read (or you read to them) the stories before they watch the movies or shows. It will open up a dialogue about how things change for the screen and how reading the book is always going to be better than watching the movie. Plus, it’s a fun way to keep them reading during the summertime. 


How to Train Your Dragon 2

The Boxtrolls



Dear Dumb Diary


Ella Enchanted

Legends of Oz: Dorothy’s Return

Winnie the Pooh

101 Dalmatians

The Fox and the Hound


James and the Giant Peach

The Hunchback of Notre-Dame  

Treasure Planet (based off of Treasure Island) 

The Rescuers Down Under

The Haunting Hour


The Octonauts

Jake and the Neverland Pirates (Peter Pan)

Room on the Broom

Curious George

Clifford the Big Red Dog

Guess How Much I Love You

The Very Hungry Caterpillar

The Gruffalo


Cat in the Hat

Scholastic Storybook Treasures

Martha Speaks


Angelina Ballerina 

Ella the Elephant

Stella and Sam


Adult Book to Movies

Catching Fire

Silver Linings Playbook


The Wolf of Wallstreet


Bridget Jones Diary

Labor Day

Practical Magic

Stonehearst Asylum 

The Boy in the Striped Pajamas

Fried Green Tomatoes

Patch Adams

Legally Blonde



Adult Book to Shows

The Vampire Diaries

The Secret Circle

Orange is the New Black 


Of course there are a ton more available on Netflix for both Children and Adults, but it’s a matter of finding them in the vast library! 




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Meghan Cooper is a writer, content creator, movie critic, and geek living in Atlanta, Ga. She loves movies, traveling, and lots of coffee. Member of the Southeastern Film Critics Association, Georgia Film Critics Association, and Atlanta Film Critics Circle.

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