Submitted by jbraun on

There are only 7 days left until we kick off our Winter Reading Challenge on February 1! That means you could check out one movie each day and countdown with a feature-film fest of your own. Sound like something you'd be interested in? Well, we've got recommendations! Below are some of the best children's books that have made their way to the big screen. Choose one to take home today and compare it to the book. How is it different? What did the filmmakers do right? What would the movie have looked like if you made it?

Mary Poppins
by P.L. Travers

An extraordinary English nanny blows in on the East Wind with her parrot-headed umbrella and magic carpetbag. She goes on to introduce her charges, Jane and Michael, to some delightful people and experiences.

The Night at the Museum
by Milan Trenc

Hector gets a job as a night warden at the Museum of Natural History and finds out that it's not as quiet as he expected.

by Roald Dahl

Matilda is a sweet, exceptional young girl, but her parents think she's just a nuisance. She expects school to be different but there she has to face Miss Trunchbull, a menacing, kid-hating headmistress.

The Incredible Journey
by Sheila Bumford

A Siamese cat, an old Bull Terrier, and a young Labrador Retriever travel together 250 miles through the Canadian wilderness to find their family.

Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs
by Judi Barrett

Life is delicious in the town of Chewandswallow where it rains soup and juice, snows mashed potatoes, and blows storms of hamburgers--until the weather takes a turn for the worse.

by Neil Gaiman

Looking for excitement, Coraline ventures through a mysterious door into a world that is similar, yet disturbingly different from her own, where she must challenge a gruesome entity in order to save herself, her parents, and the souls of three others.

by Chris Van Allsburg

The game under the tree looked like a hundred others Peter and Judy had at home. But they were bored and restless and, looking for something interesting to do, thought they'd give Jumanji a try. Little did they know when they unfolded its ordinary-looking playing board that they were about to be plunged into the most exciting and bizarre adventure of their lives.