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See the Movie Read the Book - Kids and Teens

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The Wonderful Wizard of Oz - L. Frank Baum; W. W. Denslow (Illustrator); Peter Glassman (Afterword by)
ISBN: 0688069444
Publication Date: 1987-08-01
Film to be released as "Oz: The Great and Powerful" on March 8, 2013. See more here:

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The Host - Stephenie Meyer
ISBN: 9780316068048
Publication Date: 2008-05-06
Film release date: March 29, 2013. Watch the trailer at

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The Leaf Men and the Brave Good Bugs - William Joyce (Illustrator)
Call Number: JPB JOYCE, W.
ISBN: 0060272376
Publication Date: 1996-08-30
The animated film "Epic" is based on this title. Film to be released May 24, 2013. See the official trailer here

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The Sea of Monsters - Rick Riordan
ISBN: 1423103343
Publication Date: 2007-03-20

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City of Bones - Cassandra Clare
ISBN: 9781416914280
Publication Date: 2007-03-27
Film release date August 23, 2013. Find out more here

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Revenge of the Witch - Joseph Delaney; Patrick Arrasmith (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780060766184
Publication Date: 2005-09-06
Movie to be released on October 18, 2013.

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Ender's Game - Orson Scott Card
ISBN: 9780812550702
Publication Date: 1994-07-15
Film release date: November 1, 2013. Find out more at

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Catching Fire - Suzanne Collins; Carolyn McCormick (Narrated by)
ISBN: 9780545101417
Publication Date: 2009-09-01
Second film in the three-part series is scheduled for release on November 21 or 22, 2013. Find out more here
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The Book Thief - Markus Zusack
Call Number: YA FIC ZUSACK
Publication Date: 2006
Trying to make sense of the horrors of World War II, Death relates the story of Liesel--a young German girl whose book-stealing and story-telling talents help sustain her family and the Jewish man they are hiding, as well as their neighbors.

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The Hobbit - J. R. R. Tolkien
ISBN: 9780395071229
Publication Date: 1938-01-01
Part two "The Desolation of Smaug" will be released on December 13, 2013. More at


Did You See It? Did You Read It?

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The Silver Linings Playbook - Matthew Quick
ISBN: 9780374264260
Publication Date: 2008-09-02
You can find out more information here:

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The Perks of Being a Wallflower - Stephen Chbosky
ISBN: 0671027344
Publication Date: 1999-02-01
Coming to DVD February 12, 2013. Find out more here:

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Anna Karenina - Leo Tolstoy; David Magarshack (Translator); Priscilla Meyer (Introduction by)
ISBN: 0451528611
Publication Date: 2002-11-05
Film released on November 16, 2012.


Children's Books Made Into Films

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Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs - Judi Barrett; Ronald L. Barrett (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780689306471
Publication Date: 1978-08-01
Film released in 2009. Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 to be released on September 27, 2013.

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Diary of a Wimpy Kid Series - Jeff Kinney
ISBN: 9780606236621
Publication Date: 2007-04-01
Popular series has generated a film for each book release!

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Hiccup - Cressida Cowell
ISBN: 0316737372
Publication Date: 2004-05-01
Find out more about How to Train Your Dragon here:

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Mary Poppins - P. L. Travers; Mary Shepard (Illustrator)
ISBN: 0152525955
Publication Date: 1997-09-15
Classic tale made into a Disney musical in 1964 and stage production currently running on Broadway.

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The Field Guide - Tony DiTerlizzi (Illustrator); Holly Black
ISBN: 0689859368
Publication Date: 2003-05-01
Film released by Paramount as "The Spiderwick Chronicles," in 2008.

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The Invention of Hugo Cabret - Brian Selznick (Illustrator)
ISBN: 0439813786
Publication Date: 2007-03-01
Film released as "Hugo" in 2012.

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The Lorax - Dr. Seuss (Illustrator)
ISBN: 0394923375
Publication Date: 1971-08-12
Film released in 2012 as an animated feature. You can see more here:

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Where the Wild Things Are - Maurice Sendak (Illustrator)
ISBN: 0060254939
Publication Date: 1988-11-09
Film released in 2010.


See the Movie Read the Book - Adults

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The Company You Keep - Neil Gordon
ISBN: 0670032182
Publication Date: 2003-06-30
Film release date April 5, 2013. You can find out more here

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The Great Gatsby - F. Scott Fitzgerald
ISBN: 9780743273565
Publication Date: 2004-09-30
Film to be released on May 10, 2013.

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The Reluctant Fundamentalist - Mohsin Hamid
ISBN: 9780151013043
Publication Date: 2007-04-03
Film to be released May10, 2013.

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Much Ado about Nothing - William Shakespeare
Call Number: 822.33 SHAKESPEARE
ISBN: 0486282724
Publication Date: 1994-10-20
Directed by Joss Whedon this film to be released on June 21, 2013,

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World War Z - Max Brooks
ISBN: 9780307346605
Publication Date: 2006-09-12
Film release date June 21, 2013. You can find out more here

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Romeo and Juliet - William Shakespeare; A. R. Braunmuller (Editor); Stephen Orgel (Editor); Peter Holland (Editor)
Call Number: 822.33 SHAKESPEARE
ISBN: 0140714847
Publication Date: 2000-02-01
UK Release July 26, 2013

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Horns - Joe Hill
Call Number: FIC HILL
ISBN: 9780061147951
Publication Date: 2010-02-16
Film to be released on October 11, 2013. Starring Daniel Radcliffe.

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Carrie - Stephen King
ISBN: 0385086954
Publication Date: 1990-05-01
Remake of the classic film due out on October 18, 2013. You can find out more here:

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Baggage Claim - David E. Talbert
ISBN: 0743247183
Publication Date: 2003-09-30
Movie to be released on October 25, 2013,

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The Monuments Men - Robert M. Edsel; Bret Witter (As told to)
ISBN: 9781599951492
Publication Date: 2009-09-03
Film release date December 18, 2013. Look here for more information:

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Austenland - Shannon Hale
ISBN: 9781596912854
Publication Date: 2007-05-29
Release date not provided. See more here:

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Odd Thomas - Dean Koontz
ISBN: 0553802496
Publication Date: 2003-12-09
No U.S. release date given.

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How I Live Now - Meg Rosoff
Call Number: FIC ROSOFF
Publication Date: 2004
To get away from her pregnant stepmother in New York City, fifteen-year-old Daisy goes to England to stay with her aunt and cousins, with whom she instantly bonds, but soon war breaks out and rips apart the family while devastating the land.

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Warm Bodies - Isaac Marion
ISBN: 9781439192313
Publication Date: 2011-04-26
Film release date February 1, 2013. You can find more information here


See the Television Show, Read the Book

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A Storm of Swords - George R. R. Martin
ISBN: 0553106635
Publication Date: 2000-10-31
Game of Thrones began it's third season on HBO, based on George R.R. Martin's series.

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Days Gone Bye - Robert Kirkman; Tony Moore (Artist)
ISBN: 9781582406725
Publication Date: 2006-09-26
Zombie fan favorite The Walking Dead continues on as a popular graphic novel.

Film Resources


Hollywood Loves YA Books

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Before I Fall - Lauren Oliver
ISBN: 006172680X
Publication Date: 2010-03-02
Listed as in production 2013.

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Divergent - Veronica Roth
ISBN: 0062024027
Publication Date: 2011-05-03
In production for release in 2014,

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The Forest of Hands and Teeth - Carrie Ryan
ISBN: 0385736819
Publication Date: 2009-03-10
In production 2013.

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Wake - Lisa McMann
ISBN: 9781416953579
Publication Date: 2008-03-04
In production 2013


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