Title: Tuck Everlasting
By: Natalie Babbitt
This classic tale of a family who guards a secret spring that allows them to stay youthful was made into a film in the early 2000s.
Title: Cloudy With A Chance of Meatballs
By: Judi Barrett
In the town of Chewandswallow, the weather is about to take a turn for the worst.
Title: The Secret Garden
By: Frances Hodgson Burnett
Ten-year old Mary come to live in a lonely house on the Yorkshire moors and discovers an invalid cousin and mysteries of a locked garden. Multiple adaptations have been made.
Ages 9 and up.
By: Cornelia Funke
Twelve-year-old Meggie learns that her father, who repairs and binds books for a living, can "read" fictional characters to life when one of those characters abducts them and tries to force him into service.
Title: Diary of a Wimpy Kid
By: Jeff Kinney
Greg Heffley is headed for big things, but first he has to survive the scariest, most humiliating experience of any kid's life, middle school!
Title: A Wrinkle In Time
By: Madeline L'engle
This classic fantasy novel has inspired not one but two feature films, one in 2003 and another in 2018.
By: R.J. Palacio
A boy with facial abnormalities attends public school for the first time in this novel about kindness and acceptance. It was adapted into the 2017 film of the same name.
Title: The True Meaning of Smekday
By: Adam Rex
When her mother is abducted by aliens, an 11 year old takes the family car and sets off to save the planet with an alien mechanic in tow. This book was adapted into the animated film "Home" in 2015.
By: Louis Sachar
A wrongfully convicted boy is sent to a brutal desert detention camp where he joins the job of digging holes for some mysterious reason.
Title: The Invention of Hugo Cabret
By: Brian Selznick
A twelve year old orphan lives and repairs clocks inside the walls of a Paris train station in this book, which was adapted into the film "Hugo" in 2012.
Title: Where The Wild Things Are
By: Maurice Sendak
Max, sent to bed without supper, sails to the land of the wild things, where he becomes their king.
Title: Goosebumps: Welcome To The Dead House
By: R.L. Stine
This is just one of the books in the famed series which was adapted into as part of the feature film in 2015 (and into several television movies, too).
By: Chris Van Allsburg
In this book, and its movie of the same name, two restless children discover a mysterious and magical board game.