2016 hasn't been around for very long, but it's promising to be a spectacular year for turning books into movies, especially children's books. I am both an avid bookworm and a huge movie buff, so I don't always think you have to read the original story before hitting up a movie theater. But this year, there are some children's books to read before they become movies — no doubt about it.
Even before I had a little girl obsessed with books (seriously, my daughter loves books more than anything in the world), the junior section of Barnes & Noble was always my favorite. Of course the books are nostalgia-inducing, but there's something very comforting and lovely about children's books, particularly ones that have been classics for generations. You don't have to be a parent to appreciate a good kid's book, especially when you find one full of adventure, friendship, hope, and faith. Think about the epic Harry Potter series, and how it quickly went from being categorized as a children's book to a series everyone could fall in love with. The authors of books for kids literally blow my mind with their stories, so its no wonder Hollywood turns to them for adaptations.
This year, there are six children's books becoming movies, and while I'm more than excited to check out the films, I'm definitely making time to read the books beforehand, and so should you. Read them with your kid or read them alone, but either way, put them on your nightstand.