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Books Adapted Into Movies

    Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs

    Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs - 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.

    PICTURE BOOK Barrett, J.

    Check out the movie: Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs
    Curious George

    Curious George - H. A. Rey

    The adventures of a curious little monkey and his friend, the Man in the Yellow Hat.

    PICTURE BOOK Rey, H.

    Check out the movie: various Curious George movies
    Fantastic Mr. Fox

    Fantastic Mr. Fox - Roald Dahl

    Three farmers, each one meaner than the other, try all-out warfare to get rid of the fox and his family.

    CHILDREN FICTION Dahl, R. (MOVING UP)

    Check out the movie: Fantastic Mr. Fox
    Tuck Everlasting

    Tuck Everlasting - Natalie Babbitt

    The Tuck family is confronted with an agonizing situation when they discover that a ten-year-old girl and a malicious stranger now share their secret about a spring whose water has special properties.

    CHILDREN FICTION Babbitt, N.

    Check out the movie: Tuck Everlasting
    The Secret Garden

    The Secret Garden - Frances Hodgson Burnett

    A ten-year-old orphan comes to live in a lonely house on the Yorkshire moors where she discovers an invalid cousin and the mysteries of a locked garden.

    CHILDREN FICTION Burnett, F.

    Check out the movie: The Secret Garden
    Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

    Alice's Adventures in Wonderland - Lewis Carroll

    Alice falls down a rabbit hole and discovers a world of nonsensical and amusing characters.

    CHILDREN FICTION Carroll, L.

    Check out the movie: Alice in Wonderland
    How to Train Your Dragon

    How to Train Your Dragon - Cressida Cowell

    Chronicles the adventures and misadventures of Hiccup Horrendous Haddock the Third as he tries to pass the important initiation test of his Viking clan, the Tribe of the Hairy Hooligans, by catching and training a dragon.

    CHILDREN FICTION Cowell, C.

    Check out the movie: How to Train Your Dragon
    The Witches

    The Witches - Roald Dahl

    A young boy and his Norwegian grandmother, who is an expert on witches, together foil a witches' plot to destroy the world's children by turning them into mice.

    CHILDREN FICTION Dahl, R.

    Check out the movie: The Witches
    Because of Winn-Dixie

    Because of Winn-Dixie - Kate DiCamillo

    Ten-year-old India Opal Buloni describes her first summer in the town of Naomi, Florida, and all the good things that happen to her because of her big ugly dog Winn-Dixie.

    CHILDREN FICTION DiCamillo, K.

    Check out the movie:Because of Winn-Dixie
    Coraline

    Coraline - Neil Gaiman

    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.

    CHILDREN FICTION Gaiman, N.

    Check out the movie: Coraline
    The Water Horse

    The Water Horse - Dick King-Smith

    On the coast of Scotland, eight-year-old Kirstie finds a large egg which hatches into an unusual sea creature, and as he grows her family must decide what to do with him.

    CHILDREN FICTION King-Smith, D. (Moving Up)

    Check out the movie: The Water Horse: Legend of the Deep
    Ella Enchanted

    Ella Enchanted - Gail Carson Levine

    In this novel based on the story of Cinderella, Ella struggles against the childhood curse that forces her to obey any order given to her.

    CHILDREN FICTION Levine, G.

    Check out the movie: Ella Enchanted
    Pippi Longstocking

    Pippi Longstocking - Astrid Lindgren

    Escapades of a lucky little girl who lives with a horse and a monkey--but without any parents--at the edge of a Swedish village.

    CHILDREN FICTION Lindgren, A.

    Check out the movie: The Best of Pippi Longstocking
    The House at Pooh Corner

    The House at Pooh Corner - A.A. Milne

    Ten adventures of Pooh, Eeyore, Tigger, Piglet, Owl, and other friends of Christopher Robin.

    CHILDREN FICTION Milne, A.

    Check out the movie: The Many Adventures of Winnie-the-Pooh
    Nim’s Island

    Nim’s Island - Wendy Orr

    Nim loves her island home and the animals she shares it with even while her scientist father is away doing research, but trouble is on the way and a new e-mail friend could be the only one who can help.

    CHILDREN FICTION Orr, W.

    Check out the movie: Nim's Island
    Holes

    Holes - Louis Sachar

    As further evidence of his family's bad fortune which they attribute to a curse on a distant relative, Stanley Yelnats is sent to a correctional camp in the Texas desert where he finds his first real friend, a treasure, and a new sense of himself.

    CHILDREN FICTION Sachar, L.

    Check out the movie: Holes
    The Invention of Hugo Cabret

    The Invention of Hugo Cabret - Brian Selznick

    When twelve-year-old Hugo, an orphan living and repairing clocks within the walls of a Paris train station in 1931, meets a mysterious toyseller and his goddaughter, his undercover life and his biggest secret are jeopardized.

    CHILDREN FICTION Selznick, B.

    Check out the movie: Hugo
    Black Beauty

    Black Beauty - Anna Sewell

    A horse in nineteenth-century England recounts his experiences with both good and bad masters.

    CHILDREN FICTION Sewell, A.

    Check out the movie: Black Beauty
    The Rescuers

    The Rescuers - Margery Sharp

    Miss Bianca, a white mouse of great beauty and self-confidence, travels with the ambassador's son to Norway on behalf of the Prisoner's Aid Society in a perilous mission to rescue a poet imprisoned in the dreadful Black Castle.

    CHILDREN FICTION Sharp, M.

    Check out the movie:The Rescuers and The Rescuers Down Under
    Heidi

    Heidi - Johanna Spyri

     
    A Swiss orphan is heartbroken when she must leave her beloved grandfather and their happy home in the mountains to go to school and to care for an invalid girl in the city.

    CHILDREN FICTION Spyri, J.

    Check out the movie: Heidi
    Mary Poppins

    Mary Poppins - P.L. Travers

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

    CHILDREN FICTION Travers, P.

    Check out the movie: Mary Poppins
    Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn

    Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn - Herge

    A clue hidden in a toy ship leads Tintin on a dangerous treasure hunt.

    CHILDREN GRAPHIC NOVEL Herge

    Check out the movie: The Adventures of Tintin OR The Adventures of Tintin: The Animated Series, Season 1
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