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Books on Screen

Each month, our Books on Screen feature spotlights movies, television shows, miniseries and specials that are based on books of various genres --- including novels, memoirs, comics, children's books, short stories and poetry --- along with the latest DVD releases.

January 2015

This January, look out for the American release of Paddington, the fun and charming story about a bear who journeys from his home in Peru to find a famous explorer in London. While there, he warms the hearts of the Brown family and avoids being captured by a museum taxidermist. Based on Michael Bond's A Bear Called Paddington series, Paddington is the perfect family-friendly adventure story filled with lots of laughs --- and a cuddly bear!

December 2014

Looking to watch something musical this December? Check out the new modern-day version of Annie. Featuring some of your favorite songs from the classic musical, updated for a modern retelling, this looks like it's going to be a lot of fun! With a star-studded cast and a great soundtrack, you’ll definitely be singing along to “It’s The Hard Knock Life” and "Tomorrow!"
So try not to dance in the aisles when you go see December's books on screen!

November 2014

If you're feeling a little heroic this November, check out Big Hero 6, Disney’s latest animated film about a band of high-tech heroes and their faithful robot determined to save the day. Based on characters from a Marvel comic book, Big Hero 6 looks like it's going to be just as much fun as last year's Frozen
So if you want some action, adventure and a lot of humor, grab your superhero capes and get out and see some books on screen!

October 2014

It's October, the spookiest month of the year for movies! If you're looking for a monsterous good time, check out The Boxtrolls, the story of an orphaned boy named Eggs raised by trash-collecting trolls. These monsters are sillier than they are scary, so it's the perfect Halloween treat!

September 2014

This September, look out for the release of The Boxtrolls --- based on Alan Snow’s HERE BE MONSTERS! --- a stop motion adventure-comedy film that looked stunning in its early trailer. The film is about an orphaned boy named Eggs raised by trash-collecting trolls.

L. Frank Baum, author of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

After a long day at the beach or the swimming pool, what's better than putting on your pajamas, making some popcorn and popping in a DVD? Not much! See below for the latest children's book -to-movie adaptation.


Cressida Cowell, author of How to Train Your Dragon

Who's ready for the return of Hiccup, Toothless and the gang? How to Train Your Dragon 2 comes to theaters this month on June 13th, and it looks like it's going to be as funny and charming as the first film. Based on the series by Cressica Cowell, this sequel follows Hiccup and his loyal dragon, Toothless, as they once again find themselves fighting to keep the peace between dragons and humans.

Orson Scott Card, author of Ender's Game

We're so excited that Ender's Game is out on DVD this month! Click here to learn more.

January 2014

Happy New Year, books on screen lovers! If The Desolation of Smaug whet your appetite for epic creatures, then check out Dr. Frankenstein's creation, Adam, as he finds himself in the middle of a world-destroying battle in I, Frankenstein. If you’re in the mood for lighter fare (or want to stay inside your home instead of venturing into January’s frigid temperature) pick up Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 on DVD. However, make sure you have plenty of snacks by your side, or you're sure to get hungry!


December 2013

It has been far too long since we've had any hobbits, wizards or dwarves in our lives! Starting December 13, you can travel back to Middle Earth with The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, the second installment of The Hobbit trilogy. This time, Bilbo, Gandalf and a host of other creatures journey across the continent to restore surly leader Thorin Oakenshield to his throne, and Legolas joins the group to help fight an epic battle.