NYPL-Before They Were MOVIES They Were Childrens BOOKS

The Lorax
The Lorax By Seuss Book - 1971 J PIC S and more… Available to borrow in some locations

Annotation:In this tale of greed and environmental destruction, the lovable Lorax tries to save the Truffula Forest and all of its inhabitants from disaster at the hands of the Once-ler.

Judy Moody and the Not Bummer Summer
Judy Moody and the Not Bummer Summer By McDonald, Megan Book - 2012 J YR FIC M and more… Available to borrow in some locations Holds: 1

Annotation:It’s bad enough that Mom and Dad are heading to California, leaving Judy and Stink with Aunt Awful (er, Opal), but now Judy’s two best friends are going Splitsville, also. Just when it looks like her summer is going to be BOR-ing, Judy comes up with the most thrilling plan ever

Mr. Popper's Penguins
Mr. Popper's Penguins By Atwater, Richard Book - 1988 J FIC A and more… Available by request Availability details Holds: 1

Annotation:The unexpected delivery of a large crate containing an Antarctic penguin changes the life and fortunes of Mr. Popper, a house painter obsessed by dreams of the Polar regions

Diary of A Wimpy Kid
Diary of A Wimpy Kid Greg Heffley's Journal By Kinney, Jeff Paperback - 2007 FIC K Full text online: Access Now »

Annotation:When Rowley, Gregs best friend's, star starts to rise, Greg tries to use his best friend’s newfound popularity to his own advantage, kicking off a chain of events that will test their friendship in hilarious fashion.

The Adventures of Tintin
The Adventures of Tintin A Novel By Irvine, Alexander Book - 2011 J FIC I and more… Available to borrow in some locations

Annotation:With dangerous treasure seekers at their heels, Tintin and his dog, Snowy, are on a high-stakes thrill ride which takes them from land to sea, from open air and to the ocean floor!

The Lightning Thief
The Lightning Thief By Riordan, Rick Paperback - 2006 FIC R and more… Available to borrow in some locations Holds: 1

Annotation:Percy Jackson just discovered he is the half-mortal son of Poseidon, and he's wanted dead. Fighting to discover his true purpose in life, and to stay alive. It all comes down to a one-on-one match with Hades, god of the Underworld. Will Percy survive to tell about it?

The Chronicles of Narnia
The Chronicles of Narnia By Lewis, C. S., 1898-1963 Book - 2004 J FIC L and more… Available by request Availability details Holds: 3

Annotation:Four siblings play a game of hide and seek and wind up entering a magical land. Once there, they discover a world inhabited by beasts, dwarfs, and giants and find themselves in a battle to defeat a witch.

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows By Rowling, J. K. Book - 2009

Annotation:Harry, Ron, and Hermione are on the run from Lord Voldemort, whose minions of Death Eaters have not only taken control of the Minister of Magic but have begun to forcibly change the entire culture of the magic community. As Voldemort ruthlessly pursues Harry, he finallys uncovers the jaw-dropping truth of his existance.

The Hunger Games
The Hunger Games By Collins, Suzanne Book - 2008 FIC C and more… Available to borrow in some locations Holds: 28

Annotation:Keeping the districts in line by forcing them all to send one boy and one girl between the ages of twelve and eighteen to participate in the annual Hunger Games, a fight to the death on live TV. Sixteen-year-old Katniss Everdeen, regards it as a death sentence when she is forced to represent her district in the Games.The terrain and rules may change but one thing is constant: kill or be killed.

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