March 07


POLL: What are your favorite movie adaptations?

I admit it. I have The Wizard of Oz on the brain. It’s our school musical this year and I have been having a fantastic time helping an amazing crew of students, staff, and parents put it together since auditions.

Being part of the musical has been so much about the people involved. But rewatching the movie of The Wizard of Oz has made me think more about the book and the way it was translated to the screen.


It seems like children’s and YA lit are getting a lot of attention from Hollywood recently – there’s a long string of movie adaptations come out this year and a long list that have been released over the last couple of years.

While I have a thousand reasons for why this is so exciting (one recent one being the fantastic conversations I have had with a student who decided to read The Perks of Being a Wallflower because he loved the movie so much), I’m curious to hear about your favorite movie adaptations of children’s and YA titles. Leave your thoughts in the comments below!

Happy Friday!

— Cindy