Kids love movies, and movies based on books (or books based on movies) can be an easy way to get your kids interested in reading. Reading a book aloud before watching the movie together can be a fun family activity, especially on those days when it’s just too hot to spend much time outdoors. It’s also okay to watch the movie first, then read the book. My 6-year-old listened all the way through Alice in Wonderland precisely because she enjoyed Tim Burton’s rendition so much. Otherwise, that story would have likely been put away until she (and her attention span) grew a bit more. There are lots of kids books based on popular TV shows as well– check out the bookshelves below to find one that your child will enjoy. Whether you kid is into Martha Speaks or Shake It Up!, you could be in for a pleasant surprise when you find an engaging and entertaining book that helps your child want to read! They may not all be time-honored classics like Charlotte’s Web or Old Yeller, but any book that keeps reading fun will help your kiddo build reading skills, and when they like to read and want to read, that’s worth a lot!
Another monster at the end of this book
At the carnival
The best dog house ever!
Blue train, green train
But, excuse me, that is my book
Arthur and the new kid
Arthur and the school pet
Arthur and the true Francine
Arthur. Arthur sells out
Arthur. Arthur's music jamboree
5-minute Marvel stories.
Adventure time. Volume 1
Annoying Orange. 1, Secret agent Orange
Batman : going ape
Best Bikini Bottom stories ever!.
The big bad blizzard
5-minute Disney Pixar stories
The adventures of Tom Thumb
Alice's adventures in Wonderland
Anne of Green Gables
Attack of the evil minions
Anakin in action!
Anne Frank : her life in words and pictures : from…
Batman : the story of the Dark Knight
Because of Winn-Dixie
Boys of steel : the creators of Superman
Visit the Library every Friday afternoon at 2 pm this summer for Friday Flicks. Please note this is a change to the schedule advertised in Library News. Our librarians will have a variety of materials related to the movie available for checkout, so your kids can grab a great book inspired by the movie before you leave the library!
While you’re here, be sure to sign up for Summer Reading, if you haven’t already.
Click here to find the hot movies for teens coming out this summer.