Everyone knows that the book is better than the movie, but that doesn't stop us from the enjoyment that comes from seeing our favorite book stories come to life on the screen. If you're looking for a list of the best children's books that have been made into movies, you came to the right place! Many of these kids books that were turned into movies are picture books, but feel free to filter down solely to picture books if you're specifically looking for a younger age group. If you're looking for chapter books turned films geared for slightly older audiences, like the "Harry Potter" series or "Little Women", try filtering the list to sort for chapter books. The list will automatically show all books, showcasing the list in its entirety, as there's a great variety of books on this list that their respective films were based on. Whether you're looking for books that were turned into G-rated movies for younger audiences, like the 1971 film adaptation of "Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory," or searching for recent book-based films like "Ferdinand" (2017, PG), "The Tale of Peter Rabbit" (2018, PG), and "The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind" (2019, TV-PG), this list has great picks that will make for memory-filled reading time and added to with a fun family movie night. Enjoy, and let us know if you have any other favorite kids books that were turned into great films!