Tuesday, July 26, 2011

The Perks of Being a Wallflower Movie

Have you heard that Stephen Chbosky's The Perks of Being a Wallflower is being made into a movie?

It's due to come out some time next year and will star Logan Lerman as Charlie, Emma Watson as Sam, Ezra Miller as Patrick, and Paul Rudd as Bill.

If you haven't read the popular storyl, it's told through letters, written by Charlie, reveling the story of his freshman year in high school as he copes with tragedy, confusion, love, loss, and coming-of-age trials.

To read the book, reserve a copy here. (This book is best for grades 9 and up.)

Friday, July 15, 2011

Hugo Trailer

In the wake of the release of the final Harry Potter movie, there is some exciting news for Hugo Cabret fans (like me)! The first official trailer for Martin Scorsese's "Hugo," based on Brian Selznick’s award winning book, "The Invention of Hugo Cabret" has been released!

Take a look! It's beautiful.

This is Martin Scorsese's first 3D film as well as his first family-oriented film. "Hugo" is the story of an orphan boy who lives a secret life in the walls of a Paris train station in the 1930's. When he meets his friend, Isabelle, the two get wrapped up in a mystery involving a mean toy shop owner, Hugo's late father, and an automaton.

For more on the Hugo cast, see IMDB.

If you haven't read Brian Selznick’s 2008 Caldecott winner (and one of my personal favorite books), "The Invention of Hugo Cabret," you can reserve a copy here.

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Warriors App

If you're a Warriors fan, today is an exciting day! You can now get the brand new Warriors app for your iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch from the iTunes store!

This app is a Warriors reference guide, which, according to iTunes, allows you to:

• Browse over 100 entries chock-full of exclusive facts about the cats and Clans

• Explore pinch-and-zoom maps that feature historic Warriors territories

• Read brand-new short stories from Erin Hunter and an excerpt from Warriors #1: Into the Wild

• Keep track of which Warriors books you’ve read on your bookshelf, and download the ones you haven’t

• Prove you’re the ultimate Warriors Fan with the Warriors Trivia Game – beat your own best time or play against your friends

• Stay on top of major Warriors milestones with the interactive timeline

• Watch Erin Hunter’s special message—just for you!

To visit the official Warriors website, click here.

Friday, July 1, 2011

The Giver to be a movie

Exciting book-to-movie news. It has been announced that of my favorite novels, Lois Lowry's The Giver, is going to be turned into a movie.

According to Variety, Jeff Bridges had been developing a feature version of the popular book for nearly a decade and it is now finally due to be out in 2013.

If you haven't read the book yet, it's a classic for children, teens, and adults. It follows 12-year-old Jonas, who lives in a futuristic society where all memory of human history (and suffering) has been erased. When, on is birthday, he learns that he has been designated to take on the role of the Giver, the one who will retrieve all of human memories, he learn that blocking all pain and suffering comes at a high cost.

To reserve a copy of the 1994 Newbery winner, click here.
Copyright 2009 Laura Druda