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117 Best Book to Movie Pairings for Kids, Teens, & Families – Part 2 (D-J)

The best book movie adaptations for kids, teens, and families. Even adults will love these pairings. Awesome picture books, kids books, and young adult books with movies to compare. Includes Harry Potter and both fiction and nonfiction, lots of stories about real life and fantasy. Great for homeschool.

I was going to make this enormous list of 117 book-movie pairings into a single post, but when I crested 6,000 words, I realized that no one would ever read that much of it and decided to break it into more manageable chunks. This is part 2. Click here for part 1, which is all of the movies starting with the letter A through C. The Best Book to Movie Pairings for Kids & Families – Part 2 (D-J) Davy Crockett (picture book/full-length biography/1955 Disney movie) You probably already know the story of Davy Crocket (Davy, Davy Crocket, king of the … Read more

117 Best Book to Movie Pairings for Kids, Teens, & Families – Part 1 (A-C)

The best book movie adaptations for kids, teens, and families. Even adults will love these pairings. Awesome picture books, kids books, and young adult books with movies to compare. Includes Harry Potter and both fiction and nonfiction, lots of stories about real life and fantasy. Great for homeschool.

My kids are movie junkies. They love watching movies and tv. I’m not so much now although I have been at different times in my past. What I do get behind 100% is books. I love love love books, and even my kids are totally in love with audiobooks. We listen every single time we get in the car, and we have listened to hundreds and hundreds of hours of books over the last five years. Every book we listen to is their new favorite (although I think Harry Potter might hold for a while). When I taught high school … Read more

On Grief, Moving On, and the Movie that Made Me Cry Myself to Sleep

Moving on when you're stuck in grief - Grieving is so hard and sad, but it is so true that the only way through it is through it. Words and truths from my life when I lost my mom and watched a movie called Hachi about a dog who waited his entire life for his owner to come home. The feelings of the heart are real, and saying I miss you is natural, but letting go is beautiful and natural and essential.

It has been a very long time since a movie wrecked me and made me cry myself to sleep. It’s happened maybe never before, but it happened yesterday. Grace and I wanted to watch a movie together, and I picked Hachi over her objection. The premise is that a man (Richard Gere {swoon}) finds a puppy at the train station, raises him, and then dies, leaving the devoted puppy to wait for him at the train station for the rest of its life – nine long years. I have no idea what made me think watching this movie was a … Read more

My Weird Kids Are Just Like Their Mother

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My kids are weird. Last week, Grace was grumpy and tired and – being too old to lie down and take a nap – I suggested we watch a movie and just relax for a little while. Okay, she agreed. “How about Tangled?” I asked, trying to come up with something we hadn’t seen in a while. No, she responded. Looking over the DVDs, she asked, How about the Sound of Music? We watched The Sound of Music. On one hand, I was proud of her for choosing a quality classic film over a Disney Princess flick, but… that’s kind … Read more