Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Children's Books Coming to the Big Screen

Looks like a big year for books to movies. I just watched the Parents magazine "Top Trends for Parents and Families in 2009" on GoodyBlog and saw that quite a few children's books will be on the big screen soon:

Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak

Coraline Movie Tie-in Edition by Neil Gaiman
Movie site: http://www.coraline.com In Theaters February 6, 2009

Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs by Judi Barrett, illustrated by Ron Barrett

Some others not mentioned on the Goody Blog video:

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (Book 6) by J.K. Rowling
Movie site: http://harrypotter.warnerbros.com/harrypotterandthehalf-bloodprince In Theaters July 17, 2009

Fantastic Mr. Fox by Roald Dahl

Also here are three children's books into movies in theaters this January:

The Tale of Despereaux: Being the Story of a Mouse, a Princess, Some Soup and a Spool of Thread by Kate DiCamillo
Movie site: http://www.thetaleofdespereauxmovie.com In Theaters December 19, 2008

Inkheart (Movie Cover) (Inkheart Movie) by Cornelia Funke
Movie site: http://www.inkheartmovie.com In Theaters January 23, 2009

Hotel For Dogs by Lois Duncan
Movie site: http://www.hotelfordogsmovie.com In Theaters January 16, 2009

Any others I am missing???


Abby said...

I love Where the Wild Things Are and Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs! We read those a lot at school. I bet the movies will be a lot of fun!

Homeschool Friend said...

YIPEEEee! I had no idea!!! Thanks for letting the world know!

I plan to post about this later by directing readers to your blog!

Thanks! Wonderful post!

Love and Joy in Jesus,