Let's Go to the Cinema! (6th-8th Grade)

By Skokie Staff Bibliocommons Youth Services

In celebration of Summer Reading, let's go to the Cinema. The books on this list inspired great movies.

  • I Am Number Four

    2010 by Lore, Pittacus

    Nine children escape from the planet Lorien before it is destroyed. Now, they are being hunted down one by one. Four is next. This is the first book in the series.

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  • Redwall

    1987 by Jacques, Brian

    A young mouse who lives in Redwall Abbey dreams of becoming a warrior, like the legendary Martin the Warrior on a tapestry in the halls. Then, rats show up and threaten to take over the abbey and kill everyone inside. Now it is up to the young mouse to find the sword of the warrior and save Redwall. This book is the first in a series.

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  • Stardust

    1999 by Gaiman, Neil

    His beloved requested a star, so Tristan is out of find one. His journey to catch a falling start takes him on an adventure into an enchanted land.

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  • Captain Marvel

    2012 by DeConnick, Kelly Sue

    A pilot and superhero, Carol Danvers takes to the skies as Captain Marvel!

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  • The Boy in the Striped Pajamas

    2016 by Boyne, John

    Set in 1942 Berlin, Bruno comes home from school and finds out that he is moving because of his father's promotion. At his new house, Bruno has nothing to do and venture out to find a fence with a boy on the other side wearing striped pajamas.

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  • Simon Vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda

    2015 by Albertalli, Becky

    Simon is gay, though no one knows it, so when one of his emails gets sent to the wrong person, Simon's secret is in danger.

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  • The Spectacular Now

    2013 by Tharp, Tim

    Sutter Keely is the guy you want at a party. He has no care for school or going to college, but that changes when he wakes up on a random front lawn and meets Aimee, a social wreck.

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  • The Princess Bride: S. Morgenstern's Classic Tale of True Love and High Adventure : the "good Parts" Version, Abridged

    2007 by Goldman, William

    A tale of true love and adventure filled with monsters, dashing fights, revenge, and the most unlikely heroes.

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  • Me and Earl and the Dying Girl: A Novel

    2012 by Andrews, Jesse

    Greg and his friend Earl spend their time making movies, but when Greg's mom tells him to befriend a girl who has cancer, his whole world falls apart.

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  • Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children

    2011 by Riggs, Ransom

    Jacob, a 16-year-old boy, finds the ruins of Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children. While roaming through it, he finds some peculiar secrets. This novel mixes photographs with fiction.

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  • The Maze Runner

    2009 by Dashner, James

    A group of boys wake up in a strange place, known as the Glade, that has towering walls and the only way to escape is through a maze. One day a girl shows up and everything changes as monsters start to come out. Will they be able to survive the maze and escape? This is the first book of a series.

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  • The 5th Wave

    2013 by Yancey, Richard

    Cassie Sullivan has survived the waves of alien invasion. Now her bother has been captured and Cassie has to save him with the help of a boy.

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