6 Kids Books That Are Hopping Off the Page and Onto a Screen in 2021

When kids read books, their imagination runs wild with how they think characters and places look, how food in the books might taste, and what exactly a dragon might look like. Some of our favorite children's books have been lucky enough to be turned into a movie or TV series where kids can see the world they've created in their head come to life. There are quite a few books getting the onscreen treatment in 2021, including ones by Amy Krouse Rosenthal and Trenton Lee Stewart. Swipe through to see the full list of books getting turned into movies or series, and be sure to mark your calendar for the release date of any of the ones you and your family want to see.

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Peter Rabbit 2: The Runaway

Peter Rabbit 2: The Runaway is based on the Peter Rabbit book by Beatrix Potter. The movie follows Peter as he tries to change his reputation of causing trouble. He soon finds himself in a strange place where his knack for mischief is sought after, but he must choose between his family and this new world.

Watch Peter Rabbit 2: The Runaway in theaters May 14.

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Disney's Cruella

Emma Stone stars as the fur-loving villain in Disney's Cruella, a live-action origin story of Cruella De Vil, based on the book One Hundred and One Dalmatians. The movie is set to be released on May 28, but it's still up in the air if it will go directly to Disney+ or be shown exclusively in theaters.

Watch Cruella in theaters May 28.

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Yes Day

Yes Day is based on the book of the same title by Amy Krouse Rosenthal, in which kids get to decide everything that happens in one day. The movie shows everything from epic water balloon fights to driving around the city dressed like superheroes.

Watch Yes Day on Netflix.

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Flora and Ulysses

Flora and Ulysses is about a girl and her new friend Ulysses the squirrel, who is actually a superhero. As Flora processes her parents' separation, Ulysses helps Flora in ways she could have never imagined. It's based on the beloved book by Kate DiCamillo.

Watch Flora and Ulysses on Disney+.

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A Boy Called Christmas

This holiday season you can watch A Boy Called Christmas, which is based off the book by author Matt Haig. The story follows a young boy named Nikolas who goes on a journey to the North Pole to find his dad.

Watch A Boy Called Christmas in theaters this holiday season.

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The Mysterious Benedict Society

The Mysterious Benedict Society reveals the story of a group of orphans that are undercover at a boarding school, as seen in Trenton Lee Stewart's series. While there, they must make a plan to combat a sinister plot that has global implications.

Watch The Mysterious Benedict Society on June 25 on Disney+.