Books into Movies

So many of the movies that your students love started out as books!  Here is a comprehensive bibliography of juvenile and young adult books that have made it to TV or a theater near you!  Book numbers follow the description of each book.  Numbers that start with BR and Braille books and books beginning with DB are audio.  To go directly to BARD to download the book now, just click the number!

You can also email us if you want a sort-able excel spreadsheet that includes author, year, title, or description.  The list below is alphabetical by the original book title, with titles in a series listed in order below the first title. 

 

The Adventures of Tom Sawyer: The escapades and high jinks of schoolboy Tom Sawyer, who lives with his Aunt Polly in a small Missouri town on the Mississippi River. Tom angles for the affections of Becky Thatcher, runs away with Huck Finn and Joe Harper, and tells the truth when it matters. For grades 6-9 and older readers. 1876. BR011823, DB053084

 

Alice in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass: Extraordinary things happen to Alice when she follows a white rabbit into a hole and encounters the Cheshire Cat, the Queen of Hearts, and other strange characters. In her second adventure Alice climbs through a mirror into a reverse image land. For grades 4-7 and older readers. 1865. BR012746, DB050842

 

Anne of Green Gables. Anne of Green Gables: 1: First book in the Anne series. Anne, an eleven-year-old orphan, is sent by mistake to live with a lonely, middle-aged brother and sister on a Prince Edward Island farm in Canada. There she proceeds to make an indelible impression on everyone around her. Complete and unabridged text. For grades 5-8 and older readers. 1908. NOTE: See also RC 66224 for a prequel to this book. 1988. BR010098, DB056114

 

Aquamarine: Twelve-year-old best friends Hailey and Claire are spending their last summer together before Claire moves away. They find a mermaid named Aquamarine trapped in a pool at the deserted Capri Beach Club. The mermaid's predicament leads the girls to adventures and discoveries about the secrets of the heart. For grades 5-8. 2001. DB054269

 

Babe: the gallant pig: A piglet named Babe comes to Farmer Hogget's farm, where he is adopted by an old sheepdog. Soon Babe handles the farmer's flock of sheep so well that the farmer enters Babe in a sheepdog contest. For grades 3-6. 1983. BR016423, DB033742

 

Bambi: a life in the woods: The story of Bambi, the deer, from his birth to maturity as he grows up on the banks of the Danube and learns with the other deer to fear man more than any other creature. For grades 4-7. 1983. BR018421, DB024596

 

Beautiful Creatures. Beautiful Creatures: 1: Gatlin, South Carolina. Sixteen-year-old Ethan Wate wants to escape his superstitious small town, until he meets mysterious Lena Duchannes. Drawn to Lena and her secrets, Ethan searches for answers to explain their psychic connection--and the hold of a Civil War curse. For senior high readers. 2009. DB070871

 

Because of Winn-Dixie: Ten-year-old India Opal and her preacher dad move to a new town in Florida during the summer. Opal is lonely until she adopts a big stray dog she names Winn-Dixie. The two soon make friends with the local librarian, the pet store manager, and a nearly-blind elderly neighbor. For grades 3-6. 2000. BR012917, BR016130, DB050679

 

Bed-knob and Broomstick: The three Wilson children are thrilled to discover Miss Price, a lonely spinster studying to become a witch.  Since poor Miss Price never completes the witch course, she can work only a limited amount of magic, and the bewitching situation results in abundant confusion.  For grades 4-6. 1957. BR001018, DB042845

 

Black Beauty: England, 1870s. Black Beauty, a good-natured and strong stallion, tells of his adventures working with many types of people, some kind and others cruel. Written to encourage better treatment of horses. Some violence. For grades 4-7. 1877. BR016469, DB041291

 

The Boy in the Striped Pajamas: a fable: World War II. Nine-year-old Bruno is dismayed to leave his three best friends when his family moves from their Berlin home to a remote country house. He struggles to understand why he can't be friends with the boy behind the wire fence. For grades 6-9 and older readers. 2006. BR018305, DB063812

 

Brave New World: A satire set in a future technocratic society in which people are rigidly classified by the state and kept happy by a government-administered drug. When two bureaucrats, Lenina and Bernard, travel to a "savage" reservation, they "rescue" a woman and her adult son, abandoned long ago, and return them to civilization. For senior high and older readers. 1931. BR001601, BR011922, DB047108, DB059911

 

Bridge to Terabithia: Newbery Medal. Jess finds his biggest rival and best friend in Leslie, a girl who moves to his rural Virginia community from the city. Together they create Terabithia, a secret kingdom in the woods where they reign supreme until tragedy strikes. A haunting story for grades 5-8. 1977. BR008361, BR010864, DB048732

 

The Call of the Wild: Buck, a St. Bernard mix, is stolen and trained to be a sled dog in the Alaskan gold fields. Abused by both men and dogs, Buck learns to fight ruthlessly until he finds a master, John Thornton, whom he loves and respects. For senior high and older readers. 1999. BR012582, BR009833, DB049486

 

The Catcher in the Rye: Disgusted with the phoniness of adults and relieved that he has finally been expelled from school, 16-year-old Holden Caulfield spends three days alone in New York instead of going home. 1945. BR011909, DB047480

 

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Charlie: 1: Prequel to "Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator." Charlie Bucket's tour of Mr. Willy Wonka's Chocolate Factory sends him on adventures beyond his wildest dreams. For grades 4-7. 1964. DB033498, BR011466

 

Charlotte's Web: Fern, a young girl with a unique understanding of animals, shares a special friendship with her uncle's pig and Charlotte, a wise spider who weaves encouraging words in her web. Digital restoration of Alexander Scourby's original 1960 analog recording for the American Foundation for the Blind. For grades 3-6. 1952. DB074950, BR009405, BR017770, DB046839

 

La Telarana de Carlota (Charlotte's Web): Fern, a young girl with a unique understanding of animals, shares a special friendship with Wilbur, a foolish little pig, and Charlotte, a beautiful gray spider who weaves encouraging words in her web. Newbery Honor. For grades 3-6. Spanish language. 2005. DB061062

 

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang; the magical car: The adventures of a spirited British family in their magical car that not only rides, but also flies and sails.  They set out for a quiet picnic by the English Channel but end up in Paris in pursuit of a gang of criminals.  For grades 4-7. 1964. BR000222, BR015513, DB026681

 

A Christmas Carol: Stingy Ebenezer Scrooge is visited by four ghosts who convince him to be kinder to people. Scrooge learns the meaning of Christmas and helps Tiny Tim and his family. A shorter version of the 1843 classic tale.  For grades 2-4. 2009. BR017785, BR018852, BR019173, DB070685

 

Cinderella: or, The little glass slipper: Print/Braille.  Caldecott Medal.  Saved from the cruelty of her wicked stepmother, a poor girl goes to the king's ball with the help of her fairy godmother.  For grades K-3. 1954. BR006111, BR014336

 

City of Bones. Mortal Instruments: 1: Fifteen-year-old Clary witnesses Jace, Alec, and Isabelle attacking a punk rocker in a Manhattan nightclub. She discovers that the three teens are Shadowhunters, warriors who kill demons. After her mother disappears, Shadowhunters take Clary in, and she learns her family history. Some violence. For senior high readers. 2007. DB067159

 

The City of Ember. Book of Ember: 1: A city planned to survive for two hundred years, now in year 241, suffers shortages--and a secret message-bearing box is missing. Independent-thinking twelve-year-olds Doon and Lina exchange obligatory jobs and make a discovery that could change their known world. For grades 5-8. 2003. BR015120, DB059907

 

Coraline: While exploring her new home, Coraline goes through a doorway that shouldn't be there into a dangerous world where she has a disturbingly different set of parents. Since this other mother kidnaps Coraline's real parents, it is up to Coraline to rescue them and return to her world safely. For grades 4-7. 2002. BR014469, DB054845

 

The Diary of a Young Girl: In a remarkable account begun on her thirteenth birthday in 1942, a Jewish girl in German-occupied Amsterdam records her hopes, fears, and growing pains during two years of close confinement with her family hiding from the Nazis in a secret apartment. Original version edited by her father. For grades 6-9 and older readers. 1947. BR015076, BR000927, BR010113, DB057022

 

Disney's Aladdin: Bestseller. Retelling of the folktale "Aladdin or the Wonderful Lamp". Evil Jafar, the sultan's adviser, is determined to own the magic lamp that is hidden in the Cave of Wonder, into which only a person with shining qualities may enter.  Aladdin is such a person, whose qualities also prove attractive to Princess Jasmine. For grades 2-4 and older readers. 1992. BR009208

 

Divergent. Divergent: 1: In a future Chicago, society is divided into five factions. During the Choosing Ceremony, sixteen-year-old Beatrice Prior must pick her lifelong faction. But Beatrice discovers she is an anomaly--a divergent--who does not fit anywhere. Some violence and some strong language. For senior high and older readers. 2011. DB073203

 

E.T.: the extra-terrestrial: Based on the movie of the same name, this fable blends science fiction and whimsical fantasy with human drama. A ten-million-year-old alien botanist marooned on earth is befriended by a ten-year-old boy who assumes the role of protector for this angelic being. Some strong language. For high school and adult readers. Bestseller 1982. DB018651

 

Ella Enchanted: Ella was cursed at birth by a fairy--who thought she was bestowing a gift--to always be obedient. After her mother dies, Ella is at the mercy of two bossy girls and their mother. The enchantment even puts her love for Prince Charmont at risk, and Ella is determined to get rid of it. Newbery Honor. For grades 3-6. 1997. BR015992, BRC00479, DB046186

 

Ender's Game. Ender Wiggins: 1: In a future Earth engaged in an interstellar war against insectoid aliens, Ender Wiggin is chosen at the age of six to be trained as the military genius who will carry his people to victory. Along with his brother Peter and his sister Valentine, he not only brings the conflict to an end, but also affects the evolution of human society. Strong language. 1985. BRU07047, BRC00240, DB022934

 

Fantastic Mr. Fox: Three nasty, mean men--farmers Boggis, Bunce, and Bean--are tired of Mr. Fox stealing their chickens, ducks, and turkeys to feed his family. They start digging the foxes out of their hole, but Mr. Fox has a plan of his own. For grades 3-6. 1970. BR018839

 

The Fault in Our Stars: A miracle drug may have given sixteen-year-old cancer patient Hazel a few more years, but she is still depressed. Then Hazel meets cute Augustus during a support-group meeting and her world shifts in unexpected and inspiring ways. Some strong language. Odyssey Award for best audio winner 2013. For senior high and older readers. Commercial audiobook. 2012. DB074112

 

The Field Guide. The Spiderwick Chronicles: 1: When the Grace children--nine-year-old twins Jared and Simon and their thirteen-year-old sister, Mallory--move into their great-aunt Lucinda's run-down Victorian house, mischief begins, and Jared is blamed. Finding a book about faeries in a secret room gives a Jared a clue about the unseen troublemaker. For grades 2-4. 2003. DB056514

 

A Gathering of Old Men: When a black man shoots and kills a cajun farmer in rural Louisiana, a young white woman rallies the other black men in the area to his defense. Meanwhile, the younger brother of the murdered man argues against organizing a lynch mob. Some strong language. For junior and senior high readers. 1983. DB027290

 

Gentle Ben: Thirteen-year-old Mark secretly befriends and tames a cruelly chained 5-year-old Alaskan brown bear, feared for its size and unpredictable behavior. For grades 5-8. 1965. BR000448

 

Good-bye, Mr. Chips: Chronicles sixty years in the life of Mr. Chipping, an English schoolmaster who arrives at exclusive Brookfield in 1870 with much enthusiasm but little experience. At first unpopular, Mr. Chips eventually develops a more personal relationship with his students and becomes a legend by the time they must say goodbye. For senior high and older readers. 1933. BR015211, BR00528, DB057794

 

The Good Earth. Good Earth Trilogy: 1: Pulitzer Prize. First book in "The Good Earth" trilogy. Describes the rise of Wang Lung, a poor Chinese peasant. The story begins on his wedding day, as he ponders his good fortune that now he will have a woman, O-lan, to light a fire to heat the water for his bath. With the help and patience of his new wife Wang Lung becomes a rich landowner. For high school and older readers. 1931. BR009400, DB037294

 

Graceling. Seven Kingdoms: 1: In a world where some people are born with an extreme and often-feared skill, Katsa struggles with hers--the "grace" of killing. When she first encounters Prince Po, whose grace is incompatible with hers, she doesn't foresee the bond that will form between them. Some violence. For senior high readers. 2008. DB067938

 

Gregor the Overlander: When eleven-year-old Gregor and his two-year-old sister are pulled into a strange underground world, they trigger an epic battle involving men, bats, rats, cockroaches, and spiders while on a quest foretold by an ancient prophecy. For grades 4-7 and older readers. Contains descriptions of violence. 2003, BRC00623, DB074333

 

Grimm's Fairy Tales: Fifty-five of the best-loved tales including "Cinderella," "Snow-White," "The Goose Girl," "Hansel and Gretel," and "Rumpelstiltskin." For grades 4-7 and older readers. 1819. DB011751, BR013408, DB060872


Guardians of Ga'Hoole: The Capture, The Journey, The Rescue, The Siege, The Shattering, The Burning, The Hatchling, The Outcast, The First Collier, The Coming of Hoole, To Be a King, The Golden Tree, The River of Wind, Exile, The War of the Ember: Adventures in an owl kingdom, where friends band together to battle danger and evil and heroism is valued. Complete series of fifteen books. For grades 3-6. 2003. DB072810

 

Harriet the Spy: Harriet is a highly organized industrious sixth-grader with two hobbies -- spying and recording her observations honestly but caustically in a special notebook. When her classmates discover the notebook and read it, war results and Harriet is an instant outcast. For grades 4-7. 1964. BR008276, BR016628, DB044768

 

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone. Harry Potter: 1: On Harry Potter's eleventh birthday, he learns that he is more than an unwanted orphan. The Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry recruits him because he has inherent magical abilities. As he purchases supplies--robes, wand, and messenger owl--Harry looks forward to attending his new boarding school. For grades 4-7. 1997. BR011879, BR017774, DB047260

 

Harry Potter y la Piedra Filosofal (Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone). Harry Potter: 1: On Harry Potter's eleventh birthday, he learns that he is more than an unwanted orphan. The Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry recruits him because of his inherent magical abilities. Harry looks forward to attending his new boarding school. For grades 4-7 and older readers. Spanish language. 2001. BR014710, DB050988

 

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets. Harry Potter: 2: Bestseller. Sequel to "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone" (RC 47260, BR 11879). Despite a warning not to return to Hogwarts for his second year of wizardry studies, Harry shows up. But Harry is in danger from the opened Chamber of Secrets as well as from his would-be protector. For grades 4-7. 1999. BR012276, BRC01052, DB048437

 

Harry Potter y la Cámara Secreta: 2: A pesar de una amenaza mortal que se cierne sobre el Colegio Hogwarts, Harry se dirige al colegio para iniciar el segundo año de estudios mgicos.  Así pues, Harry encuentra peligros de la Cámara Secreta que alguién abrió.  También Harry vuelve a enfrentarse con la mismísima reencarnación de su ms temible adversario.  Sigue a Harry Potter y la Piedra Filosofal (RC 50988). Para grados 4 a 7. DB050989, BR014711

 

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban. Harry Potter: 3: Bestseller. Sequel to "Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets" (RC 48437, BR 12276). Harry is relieved to be back at Hogwarts for his third year with his friends Ron and Hermione even though he isn't completely safe. The escaped convict Sirius Black, a staunch supporter of Voldemort, is after Harry. For grades 4-7. 1999. BR012390, DB048772

 

Harry Potter y el prisionero de Azkaban: 3: Harry aguarda con impaciencia el inicio del tercer año en Hogwarts con sus amigos Ron y Hermione.  Pero todavía encuentra amenazas.  El siniestro villano Sirius Black, cómplice de Voldemort, se ha escapado del prisión de Azkaban y est dispuesto a eliminar a Harry del mapa.  Sigue a Harry Potter y la Cmara Secreta (RC 50989).  Para grados 4 a 7. DB050990, BR014712

 

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. Harry Potter: 4: Bestseller. Sequel to "Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban" (RC 48772, BR 12390). Now fourteen, the student wizard is eager to leave the Dursleys and join his friends Hermione and Ron for the Quidditch World Cup before beginning his fourth year at Hogwarts. But his enemies have not forgotten him. For grades 4-7. 2000. BR012764, DB050228


Harry Potter y el Caliz del Fuego: Now fourteen, the student wizard is eager to leave the Dursleys and join his friends Hermione and Ron for the Quidditch World Cup before beginning his fourth year at Hogwarts. Sequel to Harry Potter y el Prisionero de Azkaban (BR 14712). For grades 4-7 and older readers. Spanish language. 2001. A sus catorce años, el joven mago Harry Potter espera ansiosamente despedirse de los Dursley, encontrarse con sus amigos Hermione y Ron, y asistir con ellos a los Mundiales de quidditch antes de iniciar el cuarto curso en Hogwarts. Pero sus enemigos no se olvidaron de él. Sigue a Harry Potter y el Prisionero de Azkaban (RC50990). Para grados 4 a 7. 2000. BR014713, DB052975

 

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix. Harry Potter: 5: The first part of the summer after his fourth year at Hogwarts--covered in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (RC 50228, BR 12764)--finds Harry back with the Dursleys, isolated in the Muggles' world. But that changes after he is attacked by Dementors. For grades 4-7 and older readers. 2003. BR014705, DB056062

 

Harry Potter y la Orden del Fenix. Harry Potter: 5: Después de cumplir el cuarto curso de Hogwarts, Harry se encuentra otra vez pasando un verano tedioso con los Dursley en el mundo de los Muggles. Pero todo esto cambia cuando es atacado por los temibles Dementors. Sigue a Harry Potter y el Cáliz de Fuego (RC 52975, BR 14713). Para grados 4 a 7 y lectores mayores. DB058958, BR015643

 

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. Harry Potter: 6: Sequel to "Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix," BR 14705. Harry and his friends return for their sixth year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Evil Voldemort's power increases daily, and Harry encounters a prince. For grades 4-7 and older interersted readers. 2005. BR016000, DB060262

 

Harry Potter y el Misterio del Principe. Harry Potter: 6: Sequel to Harry Potter y la Orden del Fenix (RC 58958, BR 15643). Harry and his friends return for their sixth year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Evil Voldemort's power increases daily, and Harry encounters a prince. For grades 4-7 and older readers. Spanish language. 2005. DB061014, BR016304

 

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. Harry Potter: 7: This sequel to Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (BR 16000)  is the seventh and concluding volume in the series that follows young wizard Harry Potter and his friends and enemies through his years at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. For grades 4-7. 2007. BR017210, DB064495

 

Harry Potter y las Reliquias de la Muerte. Harry Potter: 7: Sequel to Harry Potter y el Misterio del Príncipe (RC 61014, BR 16304). Harry confronts Voldemort in this concluding volume of the series about young wizard Harry and his friends and enemies during his years at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. For grades 4-7 and older readers. Spanish language. 2008. DB068968, BR018711

 

Heidi: Heidi loves her old grandfather and their simple life high in the Swiss Alps. When she is sent to the city to be a companion to the ailing Klara, Heidi almost dies from homesickness. For grades 4-7. 1963. BR006294, DB022936  

 

Holes: Stanley Yelnats IV finds himself in a detention center for possessing stolen property that he didn't take. While digging holes under the summer Texas sun, he sees a fellow inmate running away--and follows him. Legends, loyalty, and buried treasure are revealed as Stanley learns to survive. For grades 5-8. Newbery Medal. 1998. BR012174, BR017776, DB047444

 

Honey, I Blew up the Kid: Sequel to "Honey, I Shrunk the Kids." Professor Szalinski, Nick's inventor dad is at it again. He invents an enlarging machine that he accidently zaps his young son, Adam with. Adam becomes the world's largest toddler, terrorizing Las Vegas and proliferating the teenage angst of his brother Nick who must babysit him. For grades 4-7. 1992. DB037710

 

Honey, I Shrunk the Kids: Professor Szalinski, a good-natured scatterbrain with a Ph.D. in physics and a low-level job with an aerospace company, has been perfecting his latest invention, a shrinking machine, for an upcoming convention of scientists.His kids, Amy and Nick, and two neighbors are zapped and shrink. For grades 4-7. 1989. DB033678

 

Hoot: Middle school student Roy has just moved from Montana to south Florida. He befriends a boy named Mullet Fingers and his stepsister, who are trying to prevent a pancake-house chain from building a restaurant over a colony of burrowing owls.  For grades 6-9. Newbery Honor Book. 2002. BR017274, BRC00138, DB055550

 

S.O.S.: La Odisea de los Buhos (Hoot): Middle school student Roy has just moved from Montana to south Florida. He befriends a boy named Mullet Fingers and his stepsister, who are trying to prevent a pancake-house chain from building a restaurant over a colony of burrowing owls. For grades 6-9. Newbery Honor. Spanish language. 2003. DB062968

 

How I Live Now: In the near future fifteen-year-old Daisy, an American, travels to England to visit relatives and falls in love with her cousin Edmond. After a world war breaks out, the family becomes separated. The two lovers are reunited years later. For senior high readers. Printz Award. 2004. BRC00535, DB059908

 

How the Grinch Stole Christmas: The Grinch, whose heart is two sizes too small, tries to abolish Christmas by stealing all the presents from the people in the valley.  For grades K-3. 1957. DB047536, BR016316, BR012020

 

How to Eat Fried Worms: Alan bets fifty dollars that Billy can't eat a worm a day for fifteen days. Both boys work hard to win the bet using psychological warfare, bizarre pranks, and plain cheating. For grades 3-6. 1973. BR008593, DB033534

 

How to Train Your Dragon: The Heroic Misadventures of Hiccup the Viking, Books 1-6: Follows the adventures and misadventures of Hiccup Horrendous Haddock the Third on his rise to fame in his Viking clan, the Tribe of the Hairy Hooligans, and his desperate dragon-training exploits. Basis for movie. For grades 3-6. 2010. DB072291

 

The House Without a Christmas Tree: Touching Christmas story set in a small midwestern town in the 1940's.  Every year Addie Mills begs for a Christmas tree, and every year her stern father refuses to buy one, never telling Addie why.  For grades 5-8 and older readers. 1974. BR002888

 

The Hunger Games. Hunger Games: 1: In a future North America, Panem's rulers maintain control through a televised survival competition pitting teens from twelve districts in a fight to the death. Sixteen-year-olds Katniss Everdeen and Peeta Mellark are this year's girl and boy contestants from District Twelve. Some violence. For junior and senior high readers. 2008. DB068384, BR018488

 

Los Juegos del Hambre. Hunger Games: 1: Future North America. Panem's rulers maintain control through a televised competition pitting teens from twelve districts in a fight to the death. Sixteen-year-olds Katniss Everdeen and Peeta Mellark are this year's girl and boy contestants from District Twelve. Violence. For junior and senior high and older readers. Spanish language. 2009. DB074957

 

Catching Fire. Hunger Games: 2: Victorious district twelve tributes Katniss and Peeta, from the Hunger Games (RC 68384, BR 18488), have secured lives of safety and plenty for themselves and their families. But because they won by defying the rules, they have unwittingly incited a rebellion. Some violence. For junior and senior high and older readers. 2009. DB069689, BR018554

 

En llamas (Catching Fire). Hunger Games: 2: Victorious tributes Katniss and Peeta, from Los Juegos del Hambre (DB 74957), have secured lives of plenty for themselves and their families. But because they won by defying the rules, they have unwittingly incited a rebellion. Some violence. For junior and senior high and older readers. Spanish language. 2009. DB074971

 

Mockingjay. Hunger Games: 3: Katniss Everdeen doesn't know whom to trust after she is coerced into helping overthrow the oppressive Capitol. District 13 has chosen Katniss as the Mockingjay--the symbolic leader of the revolution. Sequel to Catching Fire (DB 69689). Some violence. For junior and senior high and older readers. 2010. DB071734, BR019134

 

Sinsajo (Mockingjay). Hunger Games: 3: Katniss Everdeen doesn't know whom to trust after she is coerced into helping overthrow the oppressive Capitol. District 13 has chosen Katniss as the Mockingjay--the symbolic leader of the revolution. Sequel to  En Llamas (DB 74971). Some violence. For junior and senior high and older readers. Spanish language. 2010. DB074983

 

The Incredible Journey: A Siamese cat, an old bull terrier, and a young Labrador retriever travel 250 miles together through the Canadian wilderness to find their family. Along the way they face the dangers of starvation, wild animals, and natural disasters. For grades 6-9 and older readers. 1960. BR016409, DB033792

 

Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade: The time is the 1930s, and archaeologist Indiana Jones has set out on his most deadly mission so far. Indy's father, Dr. Henry Jones, knows the hiding place of the most extraordinary ancient relic of all time, and the Nazis are trying to extract that information from him. It is up to Indy to rescue his father and retrieve the relic. Strong language. Bestseller. 1989. BR007894

 

The Invention of Hugo Cabret: Paris, 1931. Orphaned Hugo survives inside a train station's walls, keeping the clocks running and stealing food and toys. His secrets--including a notebook of drawings and a mechanical man--are jeopardized when he becomes ensnared with a toy seller and his goddaughter Isabelle. Commercial audiobook. For grades 4-7. Caldecott Medal. 2007. DB066423

 

James and the Giant Peach: An orphan, forced to live with two old women who don't understand him, discovers a magic potion that produces a giant-sized peach. James sneaks inside the peach where he finds a new world of insects and fabulous adventures. For grades 4-7. DB032548, BR008596

 

Jeremy Fink and the Meaning of Life: On his thirteenth birthday Jeremy receives a mysterious box from his father, who died five years ago. The gift is inscribed with the words "the meaning of life." Jeremy and his friend Lizzy try to find the four keys he needs to open the box. For grades 5-8. 2006. BR018052, DB064686

 

Jonathan Swift's Gulliver: The voyages of eighteenth-century Englishman Lemuel Gulliver carry him to such strange places as Lilliput, where people are six inches tall, and Brobdingnag, a land inhabited by giants. A retelling of Gulliver's Travels published in 1726. For grades 3-6. 2004. DB060112

 

The Jungle Book: The Mowgli Stories: Eight stories about the adventures of Mowgli, a boy reared by a pack of wolves in a jungle in India. Presented in Kipling's preferred arrangement. Includes a ninth non-Mowgli tale "Rikki-tikki-tavi," about a valiant mongoose. For grades 4-7 and older readers. 1894. BR016413, DB040928

 

Kidnapped: Young David Balfour relates his adventures of 1751 when he was kidnapped and marooned after a shipwreck, his journey through the wild highlands of Scotland, his friendship with the Jacobite Alan Breck Stewart, and his suffering at the hands of his uncle Ebenezer Balfour of Shaws. For senior high and older readers. 1994. BR012524, DB025158

 

The Legend of Sleepy Hollow: Ichabod Crane a schoolmaster in Sleepy Hollow, loves Katrina Van Tassel, a wealthy farmer's daughter. His rival for Katrina's affection is Brom Van Brunt, a mischief-maker whom everyone calls Brom Bones. At a merry making one night, Crane hears a tale about a headless horseman and he will soon have an encounter with. For grades 6-9 and older readers. 1928. BR008876, DB016731

 

The Lightning Thief. Percy Jackson: 1: Upstate New York, 2005. Sixth-grader Percy Jackson, the son of Poseidon and a mortal mother, attends a summer camp for demigods. After Percy angers Zeus, his friends Grover, a satyr, and Annabeth, a daughter of Athena, join him to resolve the problem. For grades 5-8 and older readers. 2005. BR020213, DB063443

 

The Sea of Monsters. Percy Jackson: 2: Upstate New York, 2006. Seventh-grader Percy, son of Poseidon and a mortal, learns that Camp Half-Blood is in danger. He and his friends undertake a perilous journey into the Sea of Monsters to save their beloved camp. Sequel to The Lightning Thief (BR 20213). For grades 5-8. 2006. BR020243, DB064659


The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe: Sequel to "The Magician's Nephew" (BR 13945). Four English children find their way through a hugh wardrobe in an old house to the mysterious land of Narnia, which is under the spell of the White Witch. For grades 4-7 and older readers. 1950. BR007236, BR011912, DB050083

 

El leon, la bruja, y el ropero. Narnia (Spanish): 2: Four children find their way through a huge wardrobe in an old house to the mysterious land of Narnia, which is suffering under the spell of the White Witch. First book in "The Chronicles of Narnia." For grades 4-7. Spanish language. 2000. DB054964

 

Little Lord Fauntleroy: An appealing young boy and his widowed mother live happily in genteel poverty in New York City until the boy's grandfather, a bitter old nobleman, orders him to sail to England to learn to be an aristocrat. 1900. BR004876, DB016835

 

Little Women. March Family: 1: The author's home life in New England is the basis of this book, which has been popular for more than a century. The tale tells the story of the four March sisters--quick-tempered Jo, who is restless for freedom; Beth, who loves her home and family; Meg, who longs for pretty clothes; and self-absorbed Amy. A favorite of both children and adults. For grades 4-7 and older readers. 1868. BR001038, BR009758, BR011778, DB058830

 

The Lorax: Once, when the grass was still green, and the pond was still wet, and the clouds were still clean, Swomee-Swans, Brown Bar-ba-loots, and Humming-Fish lived happily among the Truffula Trees. The Once-ler settled in this beautiful place and discovered that he could make Thneeds, which sold quite handsomely, from the Truffula Trees. Overcome by greed, he did not heed the warning of the Lorax. For grades 2-4 and older readers. 1971. DB031231

 

Lord of the Flies: With horrifying implications, this novel relates the experiences of a group of English boys who are wrecked on a desert island and have to establish  their own system of government. 1997. DB048388, BR009480

 

Mary Poppins: An extraordinary English woman blows in on the East Wind with her parrot-headed umbrella and magic carpetbag to become the Banks family's new nanny. Mary Poppins introduces her elder charges, Jane and Michael, to some delightful people and experiences. Prequel to Mary Poppins Comes Back (DB 50918, BR 5488). For grades 4-7. 1934. DB050917, BR012972

 

Matilda: Matilda is a four-year-old genius unappreciated by her crass, dishonest father and her blowsy, bingo-playing mother. Neither her parents nor her older brother, Michael, can understand why anyone would rather read a book than watch TV. Matilda's life is made bearable by her chance discovery of the pulic library and dear Mrs. Phelps, the librarian. For grades 3-6. 1988. DB031793, BR017775, BR009591

 

The Maze Runner: 1: A teenage boy wakes up in an elevator remembering nothing but his name, Thomas. He soon meets a group of boys who welcome him to the Glade--and the unsolved puzzle of the Maze. The next day a girl arrives with an unexpected message. Some violence. For grades 6-9. 2009. DB072392

 

Mr. Popper's Penguins: When Mr. Popper is presented with a penguin, he and his family exert themselves to make the new pet happy, and when the bird becomes lonely, they get another penguin.  From that moment on, life changes for the Popper family. For grades 4-7. 1938. BR001297, BR011424, DB023301

 

Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH: Newbery Medal. Mrs. Frisby, a widowed mother mouse with housing problems, seeks the help of a colony of rats. She discovers the rats, who are superintelligent laboratory specimens, have developed an advanced civilization that includes computers! For grades 4-8. 1971. BR008598, BR016422, DB023562

 

My Friend Flicka: Family life on the ranch, the Wyoming landscape, and a boy's devotion to the  care and training of his colt, Flicka, are portrayed. 1941. BR001612, DB026642

 

National Velvet: Classic story of a girl and her horse. Fourteen-year-old Velvet Brown is determined to turn the unruly piebald horse she won in a raffle into a champion. But it will take more than just hard work and dedication to win the Grand National steeplechase. For grades 6-9. 1935. BR015997, DB060250

 

The Neverending Story: A pudgy, lonely, motherless schoolboy enters the magical world of Fantasiana when he steals a beautifully bound book and begins "The Neverending Story." As he follows the marvelous adventures of the exotic creatures, he learns that only a human from the real world can save this kingdom and that he must enter the story to help them and himself.  1983. DB020209

 

Nim's Island: Nim loves living on a remote island with her scientist father. When he's temporarily missing at sea, Nim has emergencies requiring more than her pet sea lion and iguana's company. Her new e-mail pal comes to rescue Nim and winds up being rescued herself. For grades 4-7. 1999. DB055604

 

Old Yeller: The story of a boy and the big stray dog that he resents at first but comes to love and depend on. The excitement, hardship, and tragedy of pioneer life in Texas in the 1860s are graphically described. For grades 5-8. 1956. BR007798, BR011976, DB047404

 

Outsiders: Ponyboy, a fourteen-year-old from Tulsa, Oklahoma, tells how it feels to be from the wrong side of the tracks. He describes the guerrila raids into his territory by the upper-middle-class enemy, and the beating that led to a murder charge and two deaths. For junior and senior high readers. 1967. BR017779, BR011484, DB022433

 

Peter Pan: A fantasy about the adventure of Wendy, John, and Michael, who fly away to Never-Never-Land with Peter, the boy who refused to grow up. A classic for readers of all ages. 1939. BR008630, BR015663, DB059430

 

The Phantom Tollbooth: Feeling bored and unhappy, Milo is surprised to find in his room an enormous package containing a genuine turnpike tollbooth. When he drives his toy car through it, Milo arrives in a magical world. A fantasy for those who enjoy word play. For grades 5-8. 1961. BR013442, DB023208

 

Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm: Rebecca, high-spirited and generous, travels by stagecoach to live with her two plain aunts, since her widowed mother is hard-pressed to care for all seven children at Sunnybrook Farm. Rebecca brings zest and the grace of living into the gloomy home and the dull lives of her aunts. For grades 3-6. 1903. BR007014, BR015630, DB058856

 

Red Riding Hood: After her sister's violent death, Valerie is comforted by Henry, the blacksmith's son, and Peter, an outcast woodcutter. But Valerie has a special bond with a deadly werewolf, who demands that she surrender. Movie tie-in. Some violence and some strong language. For senior high and older readers. 2011. DB073541

 

The Scarlet Pimpernel: Europe, 1792. The frenzied republican mob is guillotining French aristocrats. British adventurers, led by the mysterious "Scarlet Pimpernel," are spiriting innocent victims out of Paris. In England, French agent Chauvelin tries to learn the leader's identity by enlisting the help of a clever French beauty married to the foppish Sir Percy Blakeney. For senior high and older readers. 1989. DB047449, BR011965

 

The Bad Beginning. Series of Unfortunate Events: 1: Bestseller. The Baudelaire siblings -- Violet, fourteen; Klaus, twelve; and Sunny, a teething toddler -- are charming and clever, but "magnets for misfortune." In shhort order, they are orphaned, denied access to their inheritance until Violet comes of age, and sent to live with a repulsive relative, Count Olaf. For grades 4-7. 1999. BR013626, DB050907

 

The Reptile Room. Series of Unfortunate Events: 2: Bestseller. After narrowly escaping the menacing clutches of the dastardly Count Olaf in "The Bad Beginning" (RC 50907, BR 13626), the Baudelaire orphans go to live with Uncle Monty, a kindly herpetologist. For a brief time they are happy, but then Count Olaf reappears. Some strong language. For grades 4-7. 1999. BR013627, DB050908

 

The Wide Window. Series of Unfortunate Events: 3: In this sequel to "The Reptile Room" (RC 50908, BR 13627), the Baudelaire orphans are sent to live with Aunt Josephine, who worries about everything, especially Lake Lachrymose and its loathsome leeches. Bestseller. The unhappy youngsters encounter cold soup on a rainy day, a hurricane, and a villain with a peg leg. For grades 4-7. 2000. BR013628, DB050909

 

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs: Print/Braille. When Snow White runs away from the jealous queen, she is protected by seven dwarfs until the disguised queen gives her a poisoned apple. A young prince, however, brings Snow White out of her deep sleep with a kiss. For grades K-3 to share with older readers. 1972. BR007536

 

The Spectacular Now: Oklahoma. Affable but alcoholic high school senior Sutter Keely helps nerdy Aimee Finecky gain self-confidence. Aimee falls for Sutter and parties with him until she musters enough courage to leave home for college. Strong language and some descriptions of sex. For senior high readers. National Book Award Finalist. 2008. DB068502

 

Phantom Menace. Star Wars: Episode 1: Jedi knight Qui-Gon Jinn and his apprentice Obi-Wan Kenobi are responsible for Queen Amidala's safety. Their mission takes them to Tatooine, where they meet the young slave Anakin Skywalker, who dreams of becoming a Jedi knight. Based on George Lucas's screenplay. For grades 4-7. 1999. DB054479, DB050064

 

Attack of the Clones. Star Wars: Episode 2: This tale begins ten years after the events of The Phantom Menace (DB 50064) and traces the downfall of Anakin Skywalker, the young Jedi who later becomes Darth Vader. Based on the screenplay for the film of the same name. For senior high and older readers. Bestseller. 2002. DB054480, DB053975

 

Revenge of the Sith. Star Wars: Episode 3: Anakin Skywalker turns to the dark side, emerging as a Sith lord, Darth Vader. He soon faces his teacher, Jedi knight Obi-Wan Kenobi, in a fight that threatens to destroy the Jedi. Based on the screenplay for the movie. For grades 4-7. 2005. DB060480, DB061807

 

Superman: last son of Krypton: A brilliant scientist on the dying planet Krypton launches his infant son to Earth in a tiny starship.  Raised as Clark Kent in Smallville, U.S.A., the boy becomes a newsman who fights evil in the guise of Superman. For grades 4-7. 1978. BR004111

 

The Swiss Family Robinson: When they are shipwrecked on a desert island, a Swiss clergyman, his wife, and four boys use their ingenuity to overcome all dangers and to make a happy home. For grades 5-8. 1812. DB025111, BR008265, BR018951

 

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles; a novelization: In this novelization of the movie, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, the teenage mutant ninja turtles--Leonardo, Michaelangelo, Donatello, and Raphael--save New York City from a vicious, criminal ninja clan known as The Foot. For grades 3-6. Bestseller. 1990. DB031049, BR008238

 

The Tale of Despereaux: Being the Story of a Mouse, a Princess, Some Soup, and a Spool of Thread: Despereaux, a small mouse, is condemned to the dungeon for falling in love with human Princess Pea. Despereaux meets the rat, Roscuro, while Mig, an upstairs serving girl, wishes to be a princess, too. All four meet with near disastrous results. For grades 3-6. 2003. BR015300, DB057805

 

Treasure Island: Young Jim Hawkins finds a map in a dead seaman's possessions. His friends, Squire Trelawney and Doctor Livesey, realize it's a treasure map. They hire a ship, unaware that the crew includes the pirate Long John Silver. For grades 6-9 and older readers. 1881. BR013682, DB052436

 

Vampire Academy. Vampire Academy: 1: After two years in hiding, seniors Rose and Lissa are dragged back to St. Vladimir's Academy. Vampire princess Lissa must learn to control her magic, while Rose's impetuous behavior hinders her status as Lissa's guardian. Violence, descriptions of sex, and some strong language. For senior high and older readers. 2007. DB068486

 

West Side Story: The novelization of Leonard Bernstein's Broadway musical. Sweet and innocent Maria, whose brother Bernardo is leader of the Puerto Rican gang the Sharks, falls in love with Tony, former head of the rival Jets. And inevitably tragedy occurs. Some violence and some strong language. For senior high and older readers. 1961. DB050927, BR000156

 

Where the Red Fern Grows; two dogs and a boy: Ten-year-old Billy, a country boy in the Ozarks, wants a pair of coon hounds so badly that he works hard for two years to pay for them. For grades 5-8. 1961. BR008650, BR011548, DB032449

 

Where the Wild Things Are: Print/Braille.  After being sent to bed without supper for misbehaving, Max ups on his wolf suit and sails away "through night and day and in and out of weeks and almost over a year" to where the wild things are.  For grades K-3. 1963. BR005919, BR016352, DB022906

 

The Wizard of Oz: When a cyclone blows Dorothy and her dog Toto from their Kansas home to the magical Land of Oz, Dorothy meets the Munchkins and witches. With her new companions the Scarecrow, Tin Woodman, and the Cowardly Lion, Dorothy travels to the Emerald City to petition the Wizard. For grades 4-7. 1900. BR007872, DB051047

 

El Maravilloso Mago de Oz: A cyclone carries Dorothy and her dog Toto to the magical land of Oz, where she meets the Scarecrow in search of a brain, the Tin Woodman in search of a heart, and the Cowardly Lion in search of courage. For grades 4-7 and older readers. Spanish language. 1900. DB029963

 

The Yearling: Pulitzer Prize.  A young boy whose family makes a precarious living on a backwoods farm in northern Florida tames an orphaned fawn, but when the deer begins to eat the family corn, Jody is ordered to shoot him.  For junior and senior high readers. 1938. BR000547, BR012512, DB033466