18 Great Kids' Books Made into Movies

From The Lorax to Harry Potter, see our children's lit favorites that made the leap to the big screen! (19 Photos)

Jennifer Merritt and Christine Fenno on Aug 26, 2013 at 12:00PM

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18 Great Kids' Books Made into Movies

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'Nancy Drew' (2007)

The 2007 movie adaptation starred Emma Roberts as Nancy Drew, a teen who gets involved in trying to solve the mysterious murder of a movie star in Los Angeles. The plot's a far cry from anything in the popular teen detective series (which was first published in four volumes in 1930, to capitalize on the success of the Hardy Boys detective stories), but fans across generations generally enjoyed the fact that the film cleverly maintained Nancy's trademark personality and wit.

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