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Children's books have been a source of material for movies since the days of silent films. Many incarnations of the Wizard of Oz stories were some of the first silent films based on children's books. Below is a listing of children's books with movie tie-ins. Next to each movie is the release date(s) of the film.

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"Read the Book, See the Movie" Bulletin Board, Mundy's Mill Middle School, November 2007

The release of a movie based on a children's book increases interest in the book leading up to the movie. In the Media Center, promoting a theme of "Read the Book, See the Movie" can be used to motivate students to read. Below is an example of a bulletin board posted to publicize upcoming films. Additional copies of the titles shown were purchased in paperback form and added to the library collection to accommodate increased interest.

Children's Book with Movie Tie-Ins Index

A . B . C . D . E . F . G . H . I . J . K . L . M . N . O . P . Q . R . S . T . U . V . W . X . Y . Z . NUMERALS

A

B
Because of Winn-Dixie; DiCamillo, Kate; 2005
Black Beauty; Sewell, Anna; 1994
Boy in the Striped Pajamas, The; Boyne, John; 2008
Because of Winn Dixie; DiCamillo, Kate; 2005
Bridge to Terabithia; Paterson, Katherine; 2007

C
Charlotte's Web; White, E. B.; 1973 (animated), 2006 (live action)
Coraline; Gaiman, Neil; 2009
City of Ember; DuPrau, Jeanne; 2008
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory; Dahl, Roald; 2005
Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs; Barrett, Judi & Ron; 2009
Curious George; Rey, Margaret & H. A.; 2006
D

E
Ella Enchanted; Levine, Gail Carson; 2004
Eragon; Paolini, Christopher; 2006
F

G
Golden Compass, The; Pullman, Philip; 2007
Guardians of Ga'hoole; Lasky, Kathryn; 2010 (movie title: Legend of the Guardians)
H
Harry Potter (all of them); Rowling, JK; 2001-present
Holes; Sachar, Louis; 2003
Hoot; Hiaasen, Carl; 2006
Hotel for Dogs; Duncan, Lois; 2009
Horton Hears a Who; Dr. Seuss; 2008
How to Eat Fried Worms; Rockwell, Thomas; 2006
I
Inkheart; Funke, Cornelia; 2009
J
James and the Giant Peach (animated); Dahl, Roald; 1996
Journey to the Center of the Earth; Verne, Jules; 2008
Jumanji; Van Allsburg, Chris; 1995
K

L
Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events; Snicket, Lemony; 2004
Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe, The (Chronicles of Narnia); Lewis, C. S.; 2005
M
Marley and Me; Grogan, John; 2008
N

O

P
Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief; Riordan, Rick, 2010 (Feb. 12)
Peter Pan; Barrie, James M.; 2003
Pictures of Hollis Woods; Giff, Patricia; 2007
Polar Express, The; van Allsburg, Chris; 2004
Prince Caspian (Chronicles of Narnia); Lewis, C. S.; 2008

Q

R

S
Secret of NIMH, The (based on Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH); O'Brien, Robert C.; 1982 (animated)
Seeker, The (Dark is Rising); Cooper, Susan; 2007
Shiloh and Saving Shiloh; Naylor, Phyllis R.; 1996 and 2006 respectively
Spiderwick Chronicles; Black, Holly and Tony DiTerlizzi; 2008
T
Tale of Desperaux, The; DiCamillo, Kate; 2008
Tuck Everlasting; Babbitt, Natalie; 2002
Twilight; Meyer, Stephanie; 2008
U

V
Voyage of the Dawn Treader, The; (Chronicles of Narnia); Lewis, C. S.; (Coming Soon)
W
Waterhorse, The; King-Smith, Dick; 2007
Watership Down; Adams, Richard; 1978 (animated)
Where the Wild Things Are, Sendak, Maurice, 2009
Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory; Dahl, Roald; 1971
X

Y

Z
Zathura; Van Allsburg, Chris; 2005
NUMERALS