As I grabbed the books to take a picture of the 4th-grade books made into movies, I was amazed at how many really cool books made into movies there are on this list. Some of my favorites, and definitely some of the more accurate to the book movies.
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4th-grade books made into movies organization
Once upon a time, I had these high plans of splitting these into sets of 10 that gave you a small sampling of many different books.
Then I kept finding more books, and my carefully arranged lists went out the window, so there is no organization. If you have a suggestion, I would love to hear it.
But, one thing that is organized, my books made into a movie by grade level bookmarks. Those are organized into sets of 10 for grade levels, and each grade level has at least 20 books. That’s right, more than enough to pick from for your school year.
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List 1 of 4th-grade books made into movies
- James and the Giant Peach– I loved the surrealness of this book as a kid, my kids did not love the James and the Giant Peach movie (James and the Giant Peach book club and movie night)
- Adventures of Tin Tin I almost didn’t include this because it’s a graphic novel, but broke my rules because it’s a fun one to discuss movie (Adventures of Tin Tin book club)- huh I thought I’d already written this
- The Witches– I remember reading this book in 4th grade, and it was awesome, we had many discussions about The Witches movie night (The Witches book club and movie night)
- Matilda movie (Matilda book club)
- Harriet the Spy movie (Harriet the Spy book club)
- 101 Dalmations movie (101 Dalmatians book club)
- Best Christmas Pageant Ever– Every year now we have a Best Christmas Pageant Ever movie (Best Christmas Pageant Ever book club and movie night, SERIOUSLY THIS IS AWESOME!)
- Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of Nimh I almost moved this higher because I remember this super disturbing me as a kid, but that’s not a good reason to move it up, because I heard from friends who loved it movie
- Nancy Drew I read these books so much in 5th grade, and Jeff recently showed them the movie he found on Netflix (Nancy Drew book club)
That’s my first bookmark. So many great books and movies, seriously.
List 2 for 4th-grade
I have to laugh, spellcheck has finally trained me to add the hyphen to 4th-grade.
- Because of Winn-Dixie– I love this book so much and our Because of Winn Dixie movie night was awesome (Because of Winn-Dixie book club and movie night)
- Charlotte’s Web live-action movie cartoon (Charlotte’s Web book club and movie night)
- Holes– we just finished reading/watching this in February of 2017 and it was a huge hit, our Holes Movie night was popular. (Holes book club and movie night)
- Tale of Despereaux– I could just sit and read Kate DiCamillo all day long, so I loved The Tale of Despereaux book club and movie night
- How to Eat Fried Worms– a book my kids will probably never read because I find the idea gross movie
- Sarah, Plain and Tall movie
- Spiderwick Chronicles movie (I particularly love this because it’s twin boys and a girl) Spiderwick Chronicles book club
- Babe the Gallant Pig How did I miss putting this on originally, it was huge when I was in college HUGE movie
- Invention of Hugo Cabret I’ve heard great things about both the book and movie
- Kiki’s Delivery Service (movie)- sigh, I forgot to add this when I updated the post a few weeks ago, and discovered that when I wrote the Kiki’s Delivery Service book club
Oh, I need to update the bookmarks again, I forgot to add Kiki’s Delivery Service to the list. Silently adds yet more to her to do list.
4th-grade books made into movies list 3
- The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe– One of my absolute favorite movie nights was our movie night (The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe book club)
- Bunnicula (I remember reading it in 3rd grade)- Our Bunnicula movie night is the standard for horrible book adaptations, I just found out there’s a TV series
- Inkheart– Cornelia Funke is another of the authors who I love her world-building movie (Inkheart book club)
- Pippi Longstocking movie Swedish movie (Pippi Longstocking Book Club)
- How to Train Your Dragon movie (How to Train Your Dragon book club)
- Trumpet of the Swan movie
- Diary of a Wimpy Kid I linked to the box set, because I’ve found with series like this, they tend to be inspired by the series and you’ll find moments from several books movie (huh, I didn’t know there was a trilogy of movies)
- Nurse Matilda (Nanny McPhee) I’ve been trying to get the kids to read this for a randomly chosen book, they won’t do it movie
- Goosebumps My son was crazy for the movie when it came out, so we did this as a Halloween book made into a movie [Goosebumps book club]
- Mrs. ‘Arris Goes to Paris movie
Now removed from the list, but included because it makes me laugh
Reading levels for how difficult it is to read is not always indicative of appropriateness for your child to read it.
- Twilight*- I’m not even going to link to it, and it’s obviously not for 4th grade ** 2020 Ticia has completely taken it off the bookmarks (to find my reasoning go read the 9th Grade books made into movies)- and because one of my high school girls likes the books and movies, I read it and we watched it together, so eventually I’ll put that up there. You would not believe how excited she was to do this. Also, this movie goes to show how you can’t just rely on reading level because the content of the book is clearly aimed to teenagers.