Many parents and kids have a long weekend to spend the Easter holiday together. Looking for something to do? We got you covered with six movies and TV series based on children’s books that you must binge now!


Reading and then watching the same story in a move or television series is a great idea. It helps not only increase the fun, but it also helps increase comprehension and encourage family discussion about differences and similarities afterwards. 

Check out the experts picks and make sure that you have a copy of the book on hand! 

Queen of Katwe

If you haven’t seen or read it, Queen of Katwe follows the story of a Ugandan girl who realizes that she’s an exceptional chess player. Queen of Katwe is based on a true story and stars Lupita Nyong’o. Binge on Disney+.

The Cheetah Girls 

In the first of book of the series, that made it to the big screen, follows the story of four best friends who sing and dance together. When a record company challenges them, they have to figure out what they each truly want and how to still be themselves — while, of course, remaining friends despite their differences. And you will definitely see a familiar face as Raven Symone stars in this classic best friend movie. Binge on Disney+.

Clifford the Big Red Dog

With tons of adventures to choose from, Clifford the Big Red Dog, is a favorite on television and on paper. The PBS series follows the big red dog and his owner Emily Elizabeth as they spend time with their friends and learn life-lessons along the way. Binge on Amazon Prime.

An American Girl Story — Melody 1963: Love Has to Win

An American Girl Story — Melody 1963: Love Has to Win is a short, inspirational movie about Melody, a 10-year-old girl who stays positive through creative outlets. This movie is set in Michigan during the civil rights movement. And of course, you will see another familiar face in this short film, Marsai Martin. Binge on Amazon Prime.

Dr. Dolittle

Dr. Dolittle starring Eddie Murphy, is not only a hilariously funny classic, the book is extremely funny as well! Binge on Disney+.

The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe

C.S. Lewis has entertained generations. Whether through reading or watching on the big screen, this fantasy series is a must-watch and read. The story follows four siblings as they walk into a wardrobe and find themselves coming out on the other side into the beautiful world of Narnia. With the help of a lion named Aslan, they embark upon an adventure of sacrifice, bravery, self-discovery, and love. Binge on Disney+.

Do you have more to add to the list? Sound-off, we want to hear from you. Comment below and let us know! 

Tiffany Silva

Tiffany Silva

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