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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'Ramona and Beezus' (2010)

Author Beverly Cleary's beloved sisters spring to life in the feature film Ramona and Beezus. The popular young-adult novel Beezus and Ramona, first published in 1955, focused on big sister Beezus' chronic frustration with her pest of a little sis. One of Cleary's follow-up books, Ramona Forever, inspired the film starring Selena Gomez as Beezus and Joey King as Ramona. In an exclusive iVillage interview, Gomez confessed she had a lot in common with mischievous Ramona Quimby as a child: "I was always talking to people, always trying to be the life of the party....and (I was) very loud!"

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