Book-To-Screen Update

When I’m not reading or cheering on my favorite Minnesota sports teams, I enjoy watching movies.  Whether sitting at home on my couch watching the flat screen, or at the cinema with a bucket of popcorn in my lap, I enjoy a good flick.

Last summer on this blog, I posted a number of recently-released and upcoming films based off YA novels.  Now that we are heading into the “summer blockbuster” movie season of 2015, I would like to update that list with a few new films.  School libraries may want to consider making sure that have extra copies of these titles, as they are sure to be popular for the rest of this school year and into next as their companion films are enjoyed by teens.

Coming to home video…

Seventh Son:

Based on The Last Apprentice by Joseph Delaney. 9780060766207. 2006. Grades 5-8.

Love, Rosie:

Love, Rosie by Cecelia Ahern. 9780316295796. 2014. Grades 11-Adult.


DUFF by Kody Keplinger. 9780316381802. 2014. Grades 10-12.


Insurgent by Veronica Roth. 9780062372857. 2014. Grades 9-12.


Coming to theaters…

Paper Towns (6/6/15):

Paper Towns by John Green. 9780147517654. 2015. Grades 9-12.

Jurassic World (6/12/15):

Based on the characters/universe created in Jurassic Park by Michael Crichton. 9780345538987. 2012. Grades 11-Adult.

Pan (7/24/15):

Peter Pan by JM Barrie. 9781481426053. 2014. Grades 3-6.

The Scorch Trials (9/18/15):

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The Scorch Trials by James Dashner. 9780553538229. 8/4/2015. Grades 7-10.


A bit further out on the calendar (no trailers yet), there are a few other projects being developed, such as…

-“Victor Frankenstein” (starring Daniel Radcliffe) based on Frankenstein: Or The Modern Prometheus by Mary Shelley. 9781783293636. 2014.

-A live-action “Jungle Book” adaptation based on The Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling. 9781604334753. 2014.


And of course, let’s not forget the reigning king of YA book-to-movie franchises…

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 2 (11/20/15):

Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins. 9780545788298. 2014. Grades 7-12.


Zachv1  Zach K.