Books made into movies are some of my favorite movies to watch with my kids. But it wasn’t until I discovered the Brave Writer lifestyle that I felt I could really embrace our family’s love of movie watching as part of homeschooling. We LOVE movies in our house. Books and movies are our favorite family activities, but movies sometimes get a bad wrap.
TV watching has been dubbed as a not-so-desirable mode of education, but I’ve always felt like it was such an important part of ours. The Brave Writer lifestyle has taught be that it DOES count and it IS an important part of our family’s culture.
Movies are a big part of the Brave Writer lifestyle. So much so they’ve created a FREE guide called Brave Writer Goes to the Movies to help you with discussions around the movies you view with your kids. Talk about plot, characterization, acting, the setting, and even film editing with this helpful guide. This guide helps to discuss movies on a deeper level with your kids.
If you’re following along with the Brave Writer lifestyle calendar for 2018, you’ll already know that February is the month for MOVIES! I love adding the movie version to the end of our current read aloud to tie it all together. It’s especially awesome if we’ve been studying from an Arrow or Boomerang guide for the time we’ve been reading.
Book + Language Arts lessons + Movie Viewing = Pure Magic!
So today I want to mash together those two loves of books and movies and share our best picks for children’s + YA books made into movies. As always, please read parental reviews or preview the movies yourself before showing to the fam, as some may have sensitive content depending on the child.
If you want to take things even further with your family’s movie culture, add in the read aloud and Arrow or Boomerang guide to go with it. You can read the book for the month, use the book’s passages for copywork and grammar lessons, and then watch the movie together. SO GOOD!!
Arrow or Boomerang Guides are linked below the movies, so keep scrolling! Here’s the list:
The best children’s books made into movies