Books on the Big Screen

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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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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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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Holes

By Louis Sacher

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Due 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.
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Golden Compass

By Philip Pullman

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Accompanied by her daemon, Lyra Belacqua sets out to prevent her best friend and other kidnapped children from becoming the subject of gruesome experiments in the Far North.
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Fantastic Mr. Fox

By Roald Dahl

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

By Susan Cooper

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On his eleventh birthday Will Stanton discovers that he is the last of the Old Ones, destined to seek the six magical Signs that will enable the Old Ones to triumph over the evil forces of the Dark.
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Diary of a Wimpy Kid : Greg Heffley's Journal

By Jeff Kinney

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Greg records his sixth grade experiences in a middle school where he and his best friend, Rowley, undersized weaklings amid boys who need to shave twice daily, hope just to survive, but when Rowley grows more popular, Greg must take drastic measures to save their friendship.
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