Read a Movie; Watch A Book


This lists only books that are in the YA area - there are so many more books that movies have been based on in the Adult & Children's areas!

When the book title and movie title are different, the book title is included in parentheses after the author's name.

Announced and in-production movies are marked with an asterisk*.

See also all the books and graphic novels for Superman, Spider-man, X-Men, Daredevil, Elektra, Star Wars, Batman, Shakespeare, etc.

300 by Frank Miller
by George Orwell
Angela's Ashes
by Frank McCourt
Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery
Because of Winn-Dixie by Kate DiCamillo
Basketball Diaries by Jim Carroll
Bend It Like Beckham by Narinder Dhami
Black Pearl by Scott O'Dell
Blade Runner by Philip K. Dick (Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?)
Blood and Chocolate by Annette Curtis Klause
Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson
The Bumblebee Flies Anyway by Robert Cormier
Call of the Wild by Jack London
Charlotte's Web by E.B. White
Chocolate War by Robert Cormier
The Chosen by Chaim Potok
Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis
Cold Mountain by Charles Frazier
Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen by Dyan Sheldon
Coraline* by Neil Gaiman
Count of Monte Cristo by Alexander Dumas
Cry of the Icemark* by Stuart Hill
Cry the Beloved Country
by Alan Paton
Cujo by Stephen King
Dark is Rising
by Susan Cooper
The Diving Bell and the Butterfly
by Jean-Dominique Bauby
by Bram Stoker
Drive Me Crazy by Todd Strasser (Girl Gives Birth to Own Prom Date)
Ellen Enchanted by Gail Carson Levine
Emma by Jane Austen
Ender's Game
* by Orson Scott Card
Eragon by Christopher Paolini
Eyes of the Amaryllis by Natalie Babbit
Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
Fantastic Four by Stan Lee (various comics)
Farewell to Arms by Ernest Hemingway
The Firm by John Grisham
Flowers in the Attic by V.C. Andrews
Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
Freedom Writers by Erin Gruwell (The Freedom Writers Diary)
Garfield by Jim Davis
Ghost World by Daniel Clowes
Girl by Blake Nelson 
Girl with a Pearl Earring by Tracy Chevalier
Giver* by Lois Lowry
Goal: the Dream Begins by Robert Rigby
The Golden Compass by Philip Pullman
Great Expectations by Charles Dickens
Green Mile by Stephen King
Hangman's Curse by Frank Peretti
Harry Potter and the... by J.K. Rowling
Hellboy: Seed of Destruction by Mike Mignola
His Dark Materials trilogy* by Philip Pullman 
Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams
Holes by Louis Sachar
Hoot by Carl Hiaasen
How to Deal by Sarah Dessen
Hulk by Stan Lee (various Incredible Hulk comics)
I Am the Cheese by Robert Cormier
I Capture the Castle by Dodie Smith
I Know What You Did Last Summer by Lois Duncan
Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde
Incredible Journey by Sheila Burnford
Island of Dr Moreau by H.G. Wells
Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
Jurassic Park by Michael Crichton
Justice League of America* by various authors at DC Comics
Last of the Mohicans by James Fenimore Cooper
Last Unicorn by Peter S Beagle
Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
Lord of the Flies by William Golding
Lord of the Rings trilogy by J.R.R. Tolkein
Man in the Iron Mask by Alexander Dumas
The Mighty
by W.R. Philbrick (Freak the Mighty)
Millions by Frank Cotrell Boyce
MirrorMask by Neil Gaiman
Les Miserables by Victor Hugo
Mona Lisa Smile by Deborah Chiel
The Notebook by Nicholas Sparks
Notre Dame de Paris by Victor Hugo (Hunchback of Notre Dame)
Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway
Ordinary People by Judith Guest
Outsiders by S.E. Hinton
Pelican Brief by John Grisham
Phantom of the Opera
by Gaston Leroux
Princess Bride by William Goldman
Princess Diaries by Meg Cabot
Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
by Douglas Preston
by Hiroshi Takahashi
Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare
Shaolin Soccer by Andy Seto
Shiloh by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
The Simpsons Movie
by Matt Groening (The Simpsons)
Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants
by Anne Brashares
Sound of Music by Maria Augusta Trapp (Story of the Trapp Family Singers)
Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson
by Neil Gaiman
Stormbreaker by Anthony Horowitz
Tex by S.E. Hinton
That Was Then, This is Now
by S.E. Hinton
Thief Lord by Cornelia Funke
Three Muskateers by Alexander Dumas
by Michael Crichton
Time Machine by H.G. Wells
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
Transformers by various authors
Treasure Island
by Robert Louis Stevenson
Tuck Everlasting by Natalie Babbit
Twilight* by Stephanie Meyer
V for Vendetta by Alan Moore
Walk to Remember
by Nicholas Sparks
War of the Worlds by H.G. Wells
What's Eating Gilbert Grape
by Peter Hedges
White Fang by Jack London
Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte
The Yearling by Marjorie Rawlings

Want still more book-to-movie titles? Check out Mid-County Public Library's Based on the Book Movie Database.

January 2008

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