Netflix Movies and Series Based on Children’s Books

Looking for a new movie or television series to stream on Netflix? I’ve compiled a list of the best Netflix movies and shows based on children’s books, from kid-friendly cartoons and family films to binge-worthy young adult shows.

Want to discover more movies based on popular children’s literature? Check out this post: 50 Great Movies Based on Children’s Books.

Since Netflix frequently updates their selection of movies and shows, this list will be regularly updated to add or remove titles as needed. Note: This post is not sponsored by Netflix.

Netflix Exclusives

The Worst Witch (TV-Y7)
Based on the classic chapter books series by Jill Murphy

A Series of Unfortunate Events (TV-PG)
Based on the book series by Lemony Snicket

Anne with an “E” (TV-PG)
Based on Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery

Thirteen Reasons Why (TV-MA)
Based on the young adult novel by Jay Asher

The Little Prince (PG)
Based on the French novella by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

Children’s Movies

The BFG (PG)
Based on the book by Roald Dahl

Hugo (PG)
Based on The Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznick

Paddington (PG)
Based on A Bear Called Paddington by Michael Bond

Goosebumps (PG)
Based on the book series by R.L. Stine

The Watsons Go to Birmingham (PG)
Based on the Newbery Honor book by Christopher Paul Curtis

Coraline (PG)
Based on the book by Neil Gaiman

Curious George (G)
Based on the picture books by H.A. Rey and Margret Rey

Dear Dumb Diary (PG)
Based on the book series by Jim Benton

Children’s Series 

The Magic School Bus (TV-Y)
Based on the picture book series by Joanna Cole

Stella and Sam (TV-Y)
Based on the picture book series by Marie-Louise Gay

Kipper (TV-Y)
Based on the picture book series by Mick Inkpen

Goosebumps (TV-Y7)
Based on the book series by R.L. Stine

Clifford the Big Red Dog (TV-Y)
Based on the picture book series by Norman Bridwell

Teen Movies

Vampire Academy (PG-13)
Based on the novel by Richelle Mead

The Giver (PG-13)
Based on the novel by Lois Lowry

Twilight (PG-13)
Based on the novel by Stephenie Meyer

Teen Series

The Carrie Diaries (TV-14)
Based on The Carrie Diaries and Summer in the City by Candace Bushnell

Pretty Little Liars (TV-14)
Based on the young adult series by Sara Shepard

The Vampire Diaries (TV-14)
Based on the young adult series created by L.J. Smith


One Comment

  1. We have a few of these on our list. Thanks for sharing.

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