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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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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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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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R. L. Stine’s Goosebumps series will go to the big screen

R.L. Stine’s middle-grade Goosebumps series are going to be made into films. Columbia Pictures has sealed the deal with Scholastic Media; Deborah Forte and Neal Moritz (I Am Legend, Prom Night, Evan Almighty an Fast and Furious) will be producing … Continue reading

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Alexander Key’s Escape to Witch Mountain is being remade into another movie by Disney

Alexander Key’s Escape to Witch Mountain is being remade as a movie by Disney. The book was released as a movie with the same title by Disney in 1975. I love Key’s book–it’s a wonderful middle-grade paranormal fantasy, beautifully written, … Continue reading

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Two movies coming out based on children’s books in 2008, both incorporating a love of books

When I went to see The WaterHorse today (which I was disappointed in), I was excited to see two trailers for movies based on kids books that I love–Inkheart by Cornelia Funke, and Nim’s Island by Wendy Orr (starring Jodie … Continue reading

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children’s books being made into movies

There are more children’s books being made into movies (and a TV special). I always hope that this will encourage readers to pick up the book, if they haven’t already. Fantastic Mr. Fox based on the book Fantastic Mr. Fox … Continue reading

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