Children's reading lists

Best film and TV adaptations of children’s books

Many films and TV series have been based on some of our most-loved children's books. So, we've picked our favourite big and small screen adaptations for you to check out for yourself!

Puffin team
An image of a selection of books that have been turned into films and TV on a dark blue background with pink film clapperboards
Image: Victoria Ibbetson/Penguin

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