Tuesday, August 25, 2009

We've Got Children's "Books Made Into Movies"

These are some books that we also have on DVD or are about to be released as movies in the theatre. Check our website for more suggestions.
Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs by Judi Barrett - In the town of Chewandswallow, they do not have any grocery stores. Their weather is different from our own, and the sky provides all of their food! The townspeople are used to rain made of juice, snow made of mashed potatoes, and hotdogs falling from above. This was all great until one day when the weather shifted, only bringing food that was too gross or too big to eat. The people of Chewandswallow knew they needed to do something, but what? ~Ms. Dona
Matilda by Roald Dahl - Matilda Wormwood loves to read, but her parents care more about television than books. She goes to the library anyway and reads all of the books there! The headmistress at Matilda's school, Miss Trunchbull, is a tyrant. She believes that intimidation is the best policy. Meanwhile, Matilda has discovered that she has a very special talent, which she confides to a kind teacher named Miss Honey. ~Ms. Sara
Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH by Robert C. O'Brien - Mrs. Frisby is a little mouse with a big problem. She needs to help her sick son get away from the farmer's spring plow. She asks the rats that live under the rosebush for help only to discover strange truths about these rats. The rats knew her husband because they were all animals in a lab, subject to tests that made them much smarter than normal animals. Then the farmer calls exterminators to cure the rat problem, and it is up to Mrs. Frisby to help them as best as she can. ~Ms. Laurie
Tuck Everlasting by Natalie Babbitt - Winnie Foster flees her stuffy, privileged life by running into the woods. There she meets the kind but peculiar Tuck family. By drinking water from a magic spring, they all have gained the power to live forever. This immortality comes with a price though. The Tuck family is forced to live in hiding. They offer Winnie water from the spring. She is forced to choose either an everlasting life in isolation or a normal life back home. ~Ms. Becky

1 comment:

JS Huntlands said...

Set in today’s day and time, Me and My Best Friend is about a young boy, his faithful companion and their exciting adventures.

Henry and Liam are the best of friends and they do everything together. They can run and play all day long. But when Henry the puppy gets tired and tries to take a nap, three-year-old Liam keeps waking him, wanting him to play some more. Will Henry get any rest?

Get your children involved with this beautifully illustrated book. Your child will love to match up words and pictures, and find Liam, who keeps hiding in his bedroom. Perfect for the young reader!

About the Author

J.S. Huntlands is the author of Nick Twisted Minds and is currently working on more books in this series, as well as 23 more books in the Me and My Best Friend series. Huntlands is a full-time writer, as well as a mom to a wonderful four-year-old boy. This book is dedicated to her son in hopes that he never forgets his best friend.