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Check out these favorite books that hit Hollywood big time with inspired movie adaptations.
 
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Zathura: A Space Adventure
by Chris Van Allsburg Illustrated by Chris Van Allsburg
On the last page of the Caldecott-winning book Jumanji, young Danny Budwing is seen running after his brother, Walter, with a game tucked under his arm. Now after twenty years, Chris Van Allsburg is ready to reveal what happens when Danny and Walter roll the dice.
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Tuck Everlasting
by Natalie Babbitt

Time drags by for Winnie Foster, an eleven-year-old girl who lives in a house bordering the woods owned by her family. Winnie spends her summer days under the watchful eye of her grandmother.

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Shiloh
by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor

When 11-year-old Marty Preston finds a young beagle up in the hills behind his home near Friendly, West Virginia, he is convinced that the poor pup is in trouble.

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The Princess Bride
by William Goldman

Now a cult classic, this story of pirates, evil princes, sorcerers, and, most importantly, true love is packed with high adventure, swashbuckling excitement and good-natured silliness.

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The Witches
by Roald Dahl Illustrated by Quentin Blake

Grandmamma loves to tell about witches. Real witches are the most dangerous of all living creatures on earth. There's nothing they hate so much as children, and they work all kinds of terrifying spells to get rid of them.

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Matilda
by Roald Dahl Illustrated by Quentin Blake

Poor, misunderstood Matilda fights back against an unappreciative world through a hidden talent: Matilda is the world's greatest practical joker!

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Mary Poppins
by P. L. Travers

A blast of wind, a house-rattling bang, and the beloved magical nanny, Mary Poppins, arrives in the Banks home. Quicker than she can close her umbrella, she takes charge of the Banks children — Jane, Michael, and twins John and Barbara — and changes their lives forever.

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Madeline
Series: Madeline, Book #1
by Ludwig Bemelmans Illustrated by Ludwig Bemelmans

In an old, vine-covered house in Paris live 12 little girls. They wear wide-brimmed hats and matching yellow outfits, and walk in two perfect rows. Madeline is the smallest girl, and the most daring. She's not afraid to touch a mouse or go near a tiger in the zoo.

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The Secret Garden
Series: Apple Classics
by Frances Hodgson Burnett

Wonderful. Magical. Secret.

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Jumanji
by Peter Lerangis , Chris Van Allsburg , Jordan Horowitz Illustrated by Chris Van Allsburg

Peter and Judy have an adventurous afternoon after finding a game lying under a tree in the park. They get much more than they bargained for when they experience a lion on top of the piano, monkeys in the kitchen, and hot lava in the living room.

Praise for Jumanji

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James and the Giant Peach
by Roald Dahl Illustrated by Quentin Blake

First published in 1961, James and the Giant Peach remains a favorite for young readers decades later. In it, young James Henry Trotter loses his parents and is forced to live with his evil aunts. Luckily, he is given magic crystals, which he accidentally spills on his aunts' decrepit peach tree.

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The Iron Giant
by Ted Hughes Illustrated by Andrew Davidson
A mysterious creature stalks the land, eating barbed wire and devouring tractors and plows. The farmers are mystified-and afraid. And then they glimpse him in the night: the Iron Giant, taller than a house, with glowing headlight eyes and an insatiable appetite for metal. Where has he come from? Nobody knows.
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Holes
by Louis Sachar

This winner of the Newbery Medal and the National Book Award features Stanley Yelnats, a kid who is under a curse. A curse that began with his no-good-dirty-rotten-pig-stealing-great-great-grandfather and has since followed generations of Yelnats.

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Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
Series: Harry Potter, Book #3
by J. K. Rowling Illustrated by Mary GrandPré

For twelve long years, the dread fortress of Azkaban held an infamous prisoner named Sirius Black. Convicted of killing 13 people with a single curse, he was said to be the heir apparent to the Dark Lord, Voldemort.

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Freak the Mighty
by Rodman Philbrick

A brilliant, emotionally charged novel about two boys. One is a slow learner, too large for his age, and the other is a tiny, disabled genius. The two pair up to create one formidable human force known as "Freak the Mighty".

MAX. FREAK. BEST FRIENDS. FOREVER.

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The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
Series: Chronicles of Narnia, Book #2
by C.S. Lewis Illustrated by Robin Lawrie

Air-raids over London during WWII compel four siblings — Peter, Susan, Edmund, and Lucy — to be sent away from the city to the house of a kindly, but remote Professor "who lived in the heart of the country." There is much to discover in the country: woods, mountains, owls, eagles, maybe even hawks and snakes.

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Charlotte's Web
by E. B. White Illustrated by Garth Williams

American prose stylist E.B. White presents one of the best-loved stories of all time. And a heartwarming portrait of one of the best-loved pigs of all time.

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Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
by Roald Dahl Illustrated by Quentin Blake

In this timeless classic, Willy Wonka, a crazy chocolatier, opens his chocolate factory doors for the first time to five lucky children who have randomly purchased the coveted chocolate bars containing the golden ticket.

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The Borrowers
Series: Borrowers, Book #1
by Mary Norton Illustrated by Joe Krush , Beth Krush

The Borrowers--the Clock family: Homily, Pod, and their fourteen-year-old daughter, Arrietty, to be precise--are tiny people who live underneath the kitchen floor of an old English country manor.

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