Books on the Big Screen

Hoot

By Carl Hiaasen

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Roy, who is new to his small Florida community, becomes involved in another boy's attempt to save a colony of burrowing owls from a proposed construction site.
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Hotel for Dogs

By Lois Duncan

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Liz and her brother wind up with nine stray dogs that need homes but must be kept a secret.
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Inkheart

By Cornelia Funke

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Twelve-year-old Meggie learns that her father, who repairs and binds books for a living, can "read" fictional characters to life when one of those characters abducts them and tries to force him into service.
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James and the Giant Peach

By Roald Dahl

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A young boy escapes from two wicked aunts and embarks on a series of adventures with six giant insects he meets inside a giant peach.
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Kit Learns a Lesson

By Valerie Tripp

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In 1934 Kit finds that she has hard lessons to learn about the Depression both at home, where she is helping her mother run a boarding house while her father looks for a new job, and at school, where a fight spoils the preparations for the Thanksgiving pageant.
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Nim's Island

By Wendy Orr

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Nim is a young girl who inhabits an isolated island with her scientist father and communicates, via e-mail, with the reclusive author of the novel she has been reading.
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Prince Caspian

By C.S. Lewis

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Sequel to The lion, the witch, and the wardrobe. Four children help Prince Caspian and his army of Talking Beasts to free Narnia from evil.
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Spiderwick Chronicles

By Holly Black

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Three siblings discover an old book with pictures of fantastic creatures in the spooky old house in which they live.
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The Frog Princess

By E. D. Baker

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After reluctantly kissing a frog, an awkward, fourteen-year-old princess suddenly finds herself a frog, too, and sets off with the prince to seek the means--and the self-confidence--to become human again.
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The Lightning Thief

By Rick Riordan

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Twelve-year-old Percy Jackson learns he is a demigod, the son of a mortal woman and Poseidon, god of the sea. His mother sends him to a summer camp for demigods where he and his new friends set out on a quest to prevent a war between the gods.

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