Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Display - Read the Book, Watch the Movie


The Invention of Hugo Cabret
By Brian O. Selznick 
Hugo (J DVD)
When twelve-year-old Hugo, an orphan living and repairing clocks within the walls of a Paris train station in 1931, meets a mysterious toyseller and his goddaughter, his undercover life and his biggest secret are jeopardized.

By Cornelia Funke
The Thief Lord (J DVD)
Two brothers, having run away from the aunt who plans to adopt the younger one, are sought by a detective hired by their aunt, but they have found shelter with--and protection from--Venice's "Thief Lord."

Guardians of Ga'Hoole
By Kathryn Lasky
Embark on a nocturnal journey to meet Soren, a young barn owl pushed from the nest by his brother and adopted by a mysterious school for orphaned owls. When Soren discovers the school is home to a great evil in the owl kingdom, he and his new friends must escape and then set upon a long and perilous journey to find a way to save all of his kind from danger.

 Alex Rider: Stormbreaker
By Anthony Horowitz
After the death of the uncle who had been his guardian, fourteen-year-old Alex Rider is coerced to continue his uncle's dangerous work for Britain's intelligence agency, MI6.
 
By Wendelin Van Draanen
Flipped (J DVD)
In alternating chapters, two teenagers describe how their feelings about themselves, each other, and their families have changed over the years.
 
Nancy Drew (J DVD)
Nancy receives a letter meant for a British heiress who has the same name and, in her attempts to contact the other young woman, faces danger from a man who operates a Lonely Hearts Club mail fraud.
 
By Beverly Cleary
Beeaus' biggest problem is her 4 year old sister Ramona. Even though Beezus knows sisters are supposed to love each other, with a sister like Ramona, it seems impossible.
 
By Jeanne DuPrau
City of Ember (J DVD)
In the year 241, twelve-year-old Lina trades jobs on Assignment Day to be a Messenger to run to new places in her decaying but beloved city, perhaps even to glimpse Unknown Regions.
 
By Dick King-Smith
In 1930, on the coast of Scotland, eight-year-old Kirstie finds a large egg which hatches into an unusual sea creature, and as he grows her family must decide what to do with him.
 
By E.B. White
 Charlotte's Web (J DVD)
Wilbur, the pig, is desolate when he discovers that he is destined to be the farmer's Christmas dinner until his spider friend, Charlotte, decides to help him.
 
By Elizabeth Goudge
In 1842, newly orphaned Maria Merryweather, her governess, and dog arrive at her ancestral home in an enchanted village in England's West Country where the people's bliss is marred by a dark shadow.
 
By E.B. White
Stuart Little (J DVD)
The adventures of the debonair mouse Stuart Little as he sets out in the world to seek out his dearest friend, a little bird who stayed a few days in his family's garden.
 
By Mary Norton
The Secret World of Arriety (J DVD)
Miniature people who live in an old country house by borrowing things from the humans are forced to emigrate from their home under the clock.

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