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Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince movie doing well in box office

The Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince movie (based on Book 6 of the same name) is doing well in the box office, since it opened. It’s doing even better than The Dark Knight; Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince … Continue reading

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Does alcohol play a major role in the latest Harry Potter movie?

I noticed the drinking in the last Harry Potter movie. It surprised me a little–underage in a pub, etc–but it didn’t upset me. Did you notice it? What do you think about it? In the books, I didn’t notice it … Continue reading

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Septimus Heap: Magyk to become animated movie

Updated: Magyk (Septimus Heap, Book 1), the first book in Angie Sage’s middle-grade series, is going to become a live-action movie, with some animated characters such as Stanley the message rat! David Frankel (Marley & Me) will direct it through … Continue reading

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3 Twilight movies

We all know how Stephenie Meyer’s Twilight books have taken off. They’re incredibly popular (yay! I love it when YA books get people reading), and the first Twilight movie seems to have been a success. The second Twilight movie, New … Continue reading

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Why ban books?

It always seems incredible to me that people ban books–or try to. Books are THE safest way I can think of to learn something. They can provide so much–comfort, inspiration, moments of happiness and joy. A break from painful experiences … Continue reading

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Where the Wild Things Are has new release date

I love Where the Wild Things Are. It scared me a bit as a kid, but I grew into it, and then found myself loving it. Do you like it? The movie adaptation of Maurice Sendak’s picture book Where the … Continue reading

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Two more children’s books made into movies

Phyllis Reynolds Naylor’s Alice books have been made into a movie–Alice Upside Down–that will go directly to DVD on July 29, 2008. Alice Upside Down stars Alyson Stoner (Camp Rock, Cheaper By The Dozen), Lucas Grabeel (High School Musical, HSM … Continue reading

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Goosebumps to become movie – years after the first book

The middle-grade book series Goosebumps by R. L. Stine is going to become a live-action movie produced by Columbia Pictures. According to Cynopsis Kids, the Goosebumps movie will likely feature unknown young actors as the leads, with well-known actors in … Continue reading

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Two of Kate DiCamillo’s books to become movies

Kate DiCamillo’s book The Tale of Despereaux will be released as an animated film by Universal on December 19, 2008, and her new novel, The Magician’s Elephant (which was just acquired by Candlewick Press) will likely become a feature film, … Continue reading

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The 6th Harry Potter movie’s release date has been moved back

The release date for the movie based on J K Rowling’s 6th Harry Potter Book, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, has been moved back to July 17, 2009 from its original November 21, 2008 date. Warner Bros gave two … Continue reading

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