Books on the Big Screen

September 21st, 2009 by

Get your popcorn ready, because these books all have film versions ready for the viewing! Of course, both Nancy and Karen think that the movies are never quite as good as the books, so be sure to check out the originals too. Here are our picks, in no particular order:

(And we’ll bet you were into some of these books WAY before all  the johnny-come-latelys who only discovered these titles through the movies. So stake your claim and send in your review!)

  1. Nim’s Island by Wendy Orr (Karen’s pick)
  2. Holes by Louis Sachar (Nancy’s pick)
  3. Charlotte’s Web by E.B. White
  4. Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson
  5. The Spiderwick Chronicles by Holly Black and Tony DiTerlizzi
  6. Coraline by Neil Gaiman
  7. Ella Enchanted by Gail Carson Levine
  8. The Tale of Despereaux by Kate DiCamillo
  9. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl
  10. City of Ember by Jeanne DuPrau
  11. Hoot by Carl Hiaasen
  12. The Dark Is Rising series by Susan Cooper
  13. Eragon by Christopher Paolini
  14. Alex Rider by Anthony Horowitz
  15. Nancy Drew by Carolyn Keene
  16. My Friend Flicka by Mary O’Hara
  17. Inkheart by Cornelia Funke
  18. How to Eat Fried Worms by Thomas Rockwell

Or send in a review of any other book you love that has a film version!

UPDATE 9/28/09: The answer for the book-to-big-screen Mystery Book Theater was revealed in the “Lights, Camera, Action” Podcast, so take a listen if you want to know the answer (or if just want to hear Nancy’s twisted idea for “Lemonade Snicket”). Of course, you can also watch the video over and over again, and then leave your guess in the comments box!

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