Before they were movies...

Did you know some of your favorite movies are actually based-off a book? The animated movie Coraline is based off the book with the same name by Neil Gaiman. The out of this world adventure of Home is based off the book The True Meaning of Smekday by Adam Rex. Often times the movie will be different from the book. The next time you visit the library we would love to hear if you liked the book or the movie more.

Here's a list of our favorites;

Anne of Green Gables (movie rated G)
Book by L.M. Montgomery/Historical Montgomery
This is the adventurous story of Anne Shirley, a young
orphan is mistakenly sent to live with two siblings in
their 50 and 60s after a childhood spent in strangers'
homes and orphanages.

Because of Winn Dixie (PG)
Book by Kate Dicamillo/Animals DiCamillo
10-year-old India Opal Buloni describes her first summer
in the town of Naomi, Fla., and all the good things that
happen to her because of her big ugly dog Winn-Dixie.

The Black Cauldron (PG)
Chronicles of Prydain series
by Lloyd Alexander/Fantasy Alexander
Taran the assistant pig keeper is on a hero's quest,
joined by a comic cast of supporting characters.

Bridge to Terabithia (PG)
Book by Katherine Paterson/Classics Paterson
Tired of being bullied at school and neglected at home,
Jess Aarons and Leslie Burke escape into the woods,
where Leslie opens Jess's mind to the amazing kingdom
of Terabithia and the magic of friendship.

Charlotte's Web (G)
Book by E.B. White/Animals White
A little girl named Fern loves a little pig named Wilbur
and meets Wilbur's dear friend Charlotte A. Cavatica, a
beautiful grey spider who lives with Wilbur in the barn.

Coraline (PG)
Book by Neil Gaiman/Creatures Gaiman
Looking for excitement, Coraline ventures through a
mysterious door into a world that is similar, yet disturbingly
different from her own

The Great Mouse Detective (G)
Book Basil of Baker Street by Eve Titus/Mystery Titus
Basil, famous sleuth of mousedom, lives in the cellar of
Sherlock Holmes' house.

Harriet the Spy (PG)
Book by Louise Fitzhugh/Classics Fitzhugh
11-year-old Harriet keeps secret notes on her classmates
and neighbors, but when some students read the
notes, they seek revenge.

Holes (PG)
Book by Louis Sachar/Award Sachar
Dogged by bad luck stemming from an ancient family curse, young Stanley Yelnats is sent a correctional camp in the Texas desert where he finds his first real friend, a treasure and a new sense of himself.

Home (PG)
Book The True Meaning of Smekday
by Adam Rex/Sci-fi Rex
A lovable misfit from another planet meets a girl named Tip. The two unlikely friends embark on the greatest journey of all time.

Hoot (PG)
Book by Carl Hiaasen/Mystery Hiaasen
A larger-than-life story of three kids who must learn to think big and break some rules when a housing development threatens a fragile species of owls.

How to Eat Fried Worms (PG)
Book by Thomas Rockwell/Humor Rockwell
11-year-old Billy goes up against the school bully in a challenge that ends up with a total gross-out dare: eat 10 worms in one day.

Hugo (PG)
Book The Invention of Hugo Cabret
by Brian Selznick/Sci-fi Selznick
An orphan boy lives a secret life in the walls of a Paris train station.

Mary Poppins (G)
Book by P.L. Travers/Fantasy Travers
Mary Poppins is a kind of super-nanny who, with her magical umbrella, flies into the lives of an uppercrust English banker's family.

Mr. Poppers Penguins (PG)
Book by Richard Atwater/Classics Atwater
Businessman Tom Popper is clueless when it comes to the important things in life until he inherits six penguins, each with its own unique personality.

Ramona and Beezus (G)
Books Ramona and Her Father and Beezus and Ramona
by Beverly Cleary/Realistic fiction Cleary
Ramona is a little girl with a very big imagination and a nose for mischief.

The Secret World of Arietty (G)
Book The Borrowers by Norton, Mary/Classics Norton
In a secret world hidden beneath the floorboards, little people called Borrowers live quietly among us.

Tale of Despereaux (G)
Book by Kate DiCamillo/Fairytale Dicamillo
Once upon a time, in the far-away kingdom of Dor, lived a brave and virtuous mouse with comically oversized ears who dreamed of becoming a knight.


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