Spending holidays with my family has always meant watching a movie together. This holiday, why not try spending quality time by reading together and then watching the movie version of the book! Here are my suggestions for great family read aloud books and the movie adaptations:
Read the book OR watch the movie together as a family!
Wilbur, the pig, is desolate when he discovers that he is destined to be the farmer's Christmas dinner until his spider friend, Charlotte, decides to help him. Heartwarming tale of love and friendship.
Based on the classic E. B. White novel, it's a movie well worth sharing with your family, because of its enduring messages about friendship and love. The movie's barnyard musical menagerie is amusing and child-friendly.
Rescued from the outrageous neglect of his aunt and uncle, a young boy with a great destiny proves his worth while attending Hogwarts School for Witchcraft and Wizardry.
Although some scenes in the movie can be intense and scary, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone is a terrific book and a terrific movie. Every family should enjoy them both.
After a cyclone transports her to the land of Oz, Dorothy must seek out the great Wizard in order to return to Kansas.
It's a testament to the movie's universal appeal that seven decades later, The Wizard of Oz is still culturally significant.
Witty, winsome fairy tale for the whole family.
The movie's skewed humor and its storybook feel lessen some of the impact of the action-style violence scenes.
Each of five children lucky enough to discover an entry ticket into Mr. Willy Wonka's mysterious chocolate factory takes advantage of the situation in his own way.
While this movie is considered pure, sweet imagination for both kids and adults, author Roald Dahl's signature dark humor is evident. There are a few scary scenes that may disturb younger or more sensitive children.
Eleven-year-old Satsuki and her sassy little sister Mei have moved to the country to be closer to their ailing mother. Soon, Satsuki and Mei discover Totoro, a magical forest spirit who takes them on fantastic adventures through the trees and the clouds--and teaches them a lesson about trusting one another
Beautifully animated fantasy about friendship fit for the entire family.