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Movie:The Adventurer: The Curse of the Midas Box
Taylor, G.P. MARIAH MUNDI: THE MIDAS TOUCH(2008)
/In 1886 England, when fifteen-year-old Mariah begins working at the Prince Regent Hotel and discovers many previous workers have disappeared, he tries to solve the mystery, only to find that nothing is as it appears. (J MYSTERY TAYLOR G.P)
Movie: Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day
Viorst, Judith.ALEXANDER AND THE TERRIBLE, HORRIBLE, NO GOOD, VERY BAD DAY(1972)
On a day when everything goes wrong for him, Alexander is consoled by the thought that other people have bad days too.(J PICTURE VIORST JUD)
Movie: Alice in Wonderland
Carroll, Lewis. ALICE IN WONDERLAND(2001)
A little girl falls down a rabbit hole and discovers a world of nonsensical and amusing characters.(J FICTION CARROLL LEW)
Movie: Because of Winn-Dixie
DiCamillo, Kate. BECAUSE OF WINN-DIXIE(2000)
Ten-year-old India Opal Buloni describes her first summer in the town of Naomi, Florida, and all the good things that happen to her because of her big ugly dog Winn-Dixie. (J FICTION DICAMILL KAT)
Movie: The Black Stallion
Farley, Walter.THE BLACK STALLION (1941)
A best-selling novel for young readers is the triumphant tale of a boy and a wild horse. From Alec Ramsay and the Black's first meeting on an ill-fated ship to their adventures on a desert island and their eventual rescue, this beloved story will hold the rapt attention of readers new and old. (J FICTION FARLEY WAL)
Movie: The Borrowers
Norton, Mary.THE BORROWERS
(1991) Miniature people who live in an old country house by borrowing things from the humans are forced to emigrate from their home under the clock. (J FICTION NORTON MAR)
Movie: Bridge to Terabithia
Paterson, Katherine.BRIDGE TO TERABITHIA(1977)
The life of a ten-year-old boy in rural Virginia expands when he becomes friends with a newcomer who subsequently meets an untimely death trying to reach their hideaway, Terabithia, during a storm. (J NEWBERY FICTION PATERSON KAT)
Movie: Cat in the Hat
Seuss, Dr. THE CAT IN THE HAT(1957)
Two children sitting at home on a rainy day are invited by the cat in the hat who shows them some tricks and games.(J EASY FICTION SEU)
Movie: Charlotte’s Web
White, E.B. CHARLOTTE'S WEB (1999)
Wilbur, the pig, is desolate when he discovers that he is destined to be the farmer's Christmas dinner until his spider friend, Charlotte, decides to help him. (J FICTION WHITE E.B.)
Movie: Chitty Chitty Bang Bang
Fleming, Ian. CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG (1964)

Two children persuade their father, an inventor, to purchase and restore an old car which turns out to have magical powers. (J FICTION FLEMING IAN)

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Movie: The Chronicles of Narnia
Lewis, C.S. THE LION, THE WITCH AND THE WARDROBE(2005)
Four English schoolchildren find their way through the back of a wardrobe into the magic land of Narnia and assist Aslan, the golden lion, to triumph over the White Witch, who has cursed the land with eternal winter. (J FICTION LEWIS C.S)
Movie: City of Ember
DuPrau, Jeanne. CITY OF EMBER(2003)
In the year 241, twelve-year-old Lina trades jobs on Assignment Day to be a Messenger to run to new places in her decaying but beloved city, perhaps even to glimpse Unknown Regions.(J SCIENCE FICTION DUPRAU JEA)
Movie: Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs
Barrett, Ron.CLOUDY WITH CHANCE OF MEATBALLS
(1978) Life is delicious in the town of Chewandswallow where it rains soup and juice, snows mashed potatoes, and blows storms of hamburgers--until the weather takes a turn for the worse.(J PICTURE BAR)
Movie: Coraline
Gaiman, Neil.CORALINE (2003)
Looking for excitement, Coraline ventures through a mysterious door into a world that is similar, yet disturbingly different from her own, where she must challenge a gruesome entity in order to save herself, her parents, and the souls of three others. (J FICTION GAIMAN NEI)
Movie: Curious George
Rey, H.A. MEET CURIOUS GEORGE: A PICTURE READER (2005)
George has lots of fun living in his jungle home. Then one day he meets a man in a yellow hat and decides to follow him out of the jungle and onto a big ship. When the ship sails away, George goes with it and into a big adventure. (EASY FICTION CUR)
Movie: Diary of a Wimpy Kid
Kinney, Jeff. DIARY OF A WHIMPY KID: GREG HEFFLEY'S JOURNAL(2007)
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. (J FICTION KINNEY JEF)
Movie: Doctor Dolittle
Lofting, Hugh. THE STORY OF DOCTOR DOLITTLE(1997)
The adventures of a kind-hearted doctor, who is fond of animals and understands their language, as he travels to Africa with some of his favorite pets to cure the monkeys of a terrible sickness.(J FICTION LOFTING HUG)
Movie: Fantastic Mr. Fox
Dahl, Roald.FANTASTIC MR. FOX (2002)
Three farmers, each one meaner than the other, try all-out warfare to get rid of the fox and his family. (J FICTION DAHL ROA)
Movie: Freaky Friday
Rodgers, Mary. FREAKY FRIDAY(1972)
A thirteen-year-old girl gains a much more sympathetic understanding of her relationship with her mother when she has to spend a day in her mother's body. (J FICTION RODGERS MAR)
Movie: The Giver
Lowry, Lois.THE GIVER (1993)

Lowry's unforgettable tale introduces 12-year-old Jonas, who is singled out by the Community to be trained by The Giver. The Giver alone holds the memories of true pain and pleasure. Now it's time for Jonas to receiver the truth. (J NEWBERY LOWRY LOI)

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Movie:Harry Potter
Rowling, J. K. HARRY POTTER AND THE SORCEERER'S STONE(2003)
Rescued from the outrageous neglect of his aunt and uncle, a young boy with a great destiny proves his worth while attending Hogwarts School for Witchcraft and Wizardry. (J FICTION ROWLING J.K.)
Movie:How to Train Your Dragon
Cowell, Cressida.HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON (2003)
Chronicles the adventures and misadventures of Hiccup Horrendous Haddock the Third as he tries to pass the important initiation test of his Viking clan, the Tribe of the Hairy Hooligans, by catching and training a dragon. (J FICTION COWELL CRE)
Movie: Judy Moody
McDonald, Megan. JUDY MOODY(2000)
Third grader Judy Moody is in a first day of school bad mood until she gets an assignment to create a collage all about herself and begins creating her masterpiece, the Me collage.(J FICTION MCDONALD MEG)
Movie:Legend of Oz: Dorothy’s Return
Baum, L. Frank. DOROTHY AND THE WIZARD IN OZ (1990)
During a California earthquake Dorothy falls into the underground Land of the Manaboos where she again meets the Wizard of Oz. (J FICTION BAUM L)
Movie:Mr. Popper’s Penguins
Atwater, Richard.MR. POPPER'S PENGUINS(1938)
The unexpected delivery of a large crate containing an Antarctic penguin changes the life and fortunes of Mr. Popper, a house painter obsessed by dreams of the Polar regions. (J FICTION ATWATER RIC)
Movie: Paddington
Bond, Michael.PADDINGTON'S STORYBOOK(1974)
Presents ten previously published stories featuring the inquisitive bear with a passion for marmalade sandwiches.(J FICTION BOND MIC)
Movie: Pinocchio
Collodi, Carlo.PINNOCCHIO (2008)
Presents the adventures of Pinocchio, a mischievous wooden puppet, who wants more than anything else to become a real boy. (J FICTION COLLODI CAR)
Movie:Where the Wild Things Are
Sendak, Maurice.WHERE THE WILD THINGS ARE(1991)
Max is sent to his room for misbehavior, his imagination helps him to run away to where the wild things are and collect his thoughts. (CALDECOTT FICTION SENDAK MAU)
Movie: Willie Wonka and the Chocolate Factory
Dahl, Roald. CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY(2004)
Each of five children lucky enough to discover an entry ticket into Mr. Willy Wonka's mysterious chocolate factory takes advantage of the situation in his own way. (J FICTION DAHL ROA)

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