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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'Dr. Seuss' The Lorax' (2012)

Dr. Seuss wrote his 30th children's book The Lorax way back in 1971, but the author's fable about the danger that industrialization poses to nature has never been more timely. So it's fitting that the book -- which tells of a mustachioed Lorax who defends the trees against the greedy Once-ler (who uses them to create clothes that he insists "everyone needs") -- finally hit the big screen in all its vibrantly colored Seussian glory back in March, and is now available on DVD. With a positive message and an all-star voice cast that includes Zac Efron, Taylor Swift, Ed Helms and Danny DeVito, this is one film you abso-Seuss-ly don't want to miss.

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