Shows and Movies to Stream on Netflix Based on Children’s Books

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If you have a book reader in your house then you don’t want to miss these shows on Netflix! 

Netflix Originals

Lemony Snicket’s: A Series of Unfortunate Events – This show is PACKED with great stars and Neil Patrick Harris is an amazing Count Olaf. The first season covers the first 4 books in the series leaving room for more seasons. Based on the internationally best-selling series of books by Lemony Snicket (aka Daniel Handler) and starring Emmy and Tony Award winner Neil Patrick Harris, Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events recounts the tragic tale of the Baudelaire orphans — Violet, Klaus, and Sunny – whose evil guardian Count Olaf will stop at nothing to get his hands on their inheritance. The siblings must outsmart Olaf at every turn, foiling his many devious plans and disguises, in order to discover clues to their parents’ mysterious death. 

The Little PrinceThis movie is amazing and a must see! From director Mark Osborne, THE LITTLE PRINCE is a feature length animated film inspired by the French novella Le Petit Prince, first published in 1943 by poet, author and aviator Antoine de Saint-Exupéry. In Osborne’s film, this fable of friendship, love, loss and loneliness is brought to the screen focusing on a young girl we come to know as “The Little Girl,” who is being prepared by her mother for the very grown-up world in which they live. As the little girl adjusts to a new home, school and surroundings, her world is suddenly interrupted by an eccentric, kind-hearted neighbor we come to know as “The Aviator.” “The Aviator” introduces her to a new world where anything is possible, a world that he himself was initiated into long ago by “The Little Prince.” It’s there that “The Little Girl” embarks on a personal odyssey into the universe of “The Little Prince,” a world where it is only with your heart that you can see what is essentially invisible to the eye. 

Bottersnikes & Gumbles : Based on the books, the comedy series follows the adventures of three young Gumbles, Tink, Bounce and Willi, as they bounce about and play while avoiding getting tin-canned by their lazy and grumpy neighbors the Bottersnikes.

Kulipari: Army of Frogs : Based on NFL player Trevor Pryce’s trilogy series of books, the series follows Darel, a young frog who dreams of joining the Kulipari. With the help of a motley crew of friends, Darel has the chance to become the warrior of his dreams.

Dragons Race to the Edge – Hiccup and Toothless lead the Dragon Riders as they soar beyond the borders of Berk and discover the mysterious Dragon eye — an ancient artifact filled with secrets that will lead them to new lands filled with undiscovered dragons. But the heroes find themselves pursued by marauding dragonhunters, who will stop at nothing to seize the power of the Dragon Eye.

Other book inspired shows and movies on Netflix!

Disney’s The Jungle Book

Alice Through the Looking Glass

Clifford the Big Red Dog – 

Dragons: Dawn of the Dragon Racers

How to Train Your Dragon Legends

The Magic School Bus

Nancy Drew

Goosebumps (show)

Goosebumps (movie)


Charlie and the Chocolate Factory 

Angelina Ballerina

Charlotte’s Web

The Very Hungry Caterpillar


The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch & the Wardrobe Coming in Feb.

Check out this huge list of more!


Coming soon from Netflix Originals!

Llama Llama – Based on the award-winning and best-selling book series by author and illustrator Anna Dewdney, Llama Llama is an animated show about childhood moments and adventures, as well as the special connections between lead character Llama, his parents, grandparents and best friends. Set to premiere in 2017 to Netflix members worldwide, Llama Llama tells heart-warming tales of life in a safe, friendly town seen through the eyes of Llama as he interacts with the amazing world around him. The series is led by an all-star team of creators including Oscar®-winning director Rob Minkoff (The Lion King), director Saul Blinkoff (Doc McStuffins), showrunner Joe Purdy, legendary art director Ruben Aquino (Frozen, The Lion King, Aladdin, Mulan) and Emmy®-award winning producers Jane Startz and Andy Heyward.Green Eggs and Ham (2018)

Green Eggs and Ham (2018) – Based on the classic global best-selling book by Dr. Seuss (Theodor Seuss Geisel), Green Eggs and Ham will be adapted for television by Jared Stern (The LEGO® Movie Sequel), who will also serve as executive producer alongside Ellen DeGeneres, Jeff Kleeman, Mike Karz and David Dobkin. The animated family comedy is from A Very Good Production, A Stern Talking To and Gulfstream Television in association with Warner Bros Animation, and distributed by Warner Bros. Television.

Hilda (2018) – A production of Silvergate Media, the makers of Octonauts, in collaboration with Mercury Filmworks, Hilda transforms the Eisner-Award nominated graphic novels by Luke Pearson and published by Nobrow into an incredible animated adventure for older kids. The series follows the journey of a fearless blue-haired girl as she travels from her home in a vast magical wilderness full of elves and giants to the bustling city of Trolberg, where she makes new friends and discovers mysterious creatures who are stranger –and sometimes more dangerous– than she ever expected. Netflix members worldwide will be able to join Hilda on her thrills and escapades beginning in 2018.


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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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