Earlier this summer I shared reading recommendations inspired by summer movies. This weekend we were at the movies and our previews included several fall movies based on books.
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Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children (September 30)
The big screen adaptation of the best selling novel Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children opens on September 30. My daughter hasn’t read the book yet, but may after seeing the trailer. In addition to the original book, there are two sequel books: Hollow City and Library of Souls/a>.
Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life (October 7)
On October 7th, James Patterson’s Middle School series of books comes to the big screen. My daughter has read all of the books and can’t wait for the movie.
The Great Gilly Hopkins (October 7)
Also on October 7th, is the release of The Great Gilly Hopkins based on the 1978 book by Katherine Patterson. I don’t remember if I actually read the book as a child, but I definitely recognized the title as belonging to a book.
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (November 18)
The Harry Potter series is not done! In addition to reading the main series, my daughter loves the auxiliary books that are mentioned in the series – Tales of Beedle the Bard, Quidditch though the Ages, and Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. The movie adaptation of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find them will be released on November 18th. Sadly the book is no longer in print. However, the screenplay is now available and a new version of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them will be available in March 2017. The Ann Arbor District Library has 8 copies of the older version. Your child may also be able to find the book in their school library. My daughter has frequently checked it out from her school.