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Description: Dive in to the books that inspired these current films and TV shows. Bookshare updates this list seasonally as new PG and PG-13 shows and films are released.

Showing 1 through 18 of 18 results

Little Women

by Louisa May Alcott

'Rich or poor, we will keep together and be happy in one another.' Christmas won't be the same this year for Meg, Jo, Beth and Amy, as their father is away fighting in the Civil War, and the family has fallen on hard times.

Date Added: 06/04/2018

Crazy Rich Asians

by Kevin Kwan

Crazy Rich Asians is the outrageously funny debut novel about three super-rich, pedigreed Chinese families and the gossip, backbiting, and scheming that occurs when the heir to one of the most massive fortunes in Asia brings home his ABC

Date Added: 02/12/2018

To All the Boys I've Loved Before

by Jenny Han

Lara Jean's love life gets complicated in this New York Times bestselling "lovely, lighthearted romance" (SLJ) from the New York Times bestselling author of The Summer I Turned Pretty series.

Date Added: 06/04/2018


by Caroline Kepnes

Gone Girl meets Fatal Attraction in Caroline Kepnes' You, a chilling account of the twisted psychology behind unrelenting passion.When aspiring writer Guinevere Beck strides into the bookstore where Joe works he is instantly smitten.

Date Added: 06/04/2018

Where'd You Go, Bernadette

by Maria Semple

Bernadette Fox is notorious.

Date Added: 02/12/2018

The Darkest Minds (Darkest Minds #1)

by Alexandra Bracken

When Ruby woke up on her tenth birthday, something about her had changed. Now she's on the run, desperate to find the one safe haven left for kids like her-East River.

Date Added: 06/04/2018

Ready Player One

by Ernest Cline

In the year 2044, reality is an ugly place. The only time teenage Wade Watts really feels alive is when he's jacked into the virtual utopia known as the OASIS.

Date Added: 12/06/2017

A Wrinkle in Time (Special Edition)

by Madeleine L'Engle and Lisa Sonne

A Wrinkle in Time is the story of Meg, her brother, Charles Wallace, and her friend Calvin who wrinkle through time and space to rescue Meg's and Charles's father from captivity on the evil planet of Camazotz.

Date Added: 12/06/2017

Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda

by Becky Albertalli

Sixteen-year-old and not-so-openly gay Simon Spier prefers to save his drama for the school musical. But when an email falls into the wrong hands, his secret is at risk of being thrust into the spotlight.

Date Added: 12/06/2017


by R. J. Palacio

Date Added: 05/25/2017

The Dangerous Book for Boys

by Conn Iggulden and Hal Iggulden

Equal parts droll and gorgeous nostalgia book and heartfelt plea for a renewed sense of adventure in the lives of boys and men, Conn and Hal Iggulden's The Dangerous Book for Boys became a mammoth bestseller in the United Kingdom in 2006.

Date Added: 03/15/2018

The Breadwinner (Breadwinner #1)

by Deborah Ellis

Young Parvana lives with her family in one room of a bombed-out apartment building in Kabul, Afghanistan. Because Parvana's father has a foreign education, he is arrested by the Taliban.

Date Added: 12/06/2017


by Brian Selznick

From Brian Selznick, the creator of the Caldecott Medal winner THE INVENTION OF HUGO CABRET, comes another breathtaking tour de force. Playing with the form he created in his trailblazing debut novel, The Invention of Hugo Cabret, Brian Selznick once again sails into uncharted territory and takes readers on an awe-inspiring journey.

Date Added: 12/06/2017

Boy Erased: A Memoir

by Garrard Conley

"The power of Conley’s story resides not only in the vividly depicted grotesqueries of the therapy system, but in his lyrical writing about sexuality and love.

Date Added: 02/12/2018

The House With a Clock In Its Walls

by John Bellairs and Edward Gorey

John Bellairs, the name in Gothic mysteries for middle graders, wrote terrifying tales full of adventure, attitude, and alarm.

Date Added: 03/15/2018

The Girl in the Spider's Web

by David Lagercrantz

Lisbeth Salander and Mikael Blomkvist return She is the girl with the dragon tattoo--a genius hacker and uncompromising misfit. He is a crusading journalist whose championing of the truth often brings him to the brink of prosecution.

Date Added: 02/12/2018


by Walter Dean Myers

Sometimes I feel like I have walked into the middle of a movie. Maybe I can make my own movie. The film will be the story of my life. No, not my life, but of this experience. I'll call it what the lady who is the prosecutor called me. MONSTER.

Date Added: 06/06/2018

The Hate U Give

by Angie Thomas

Sixteen-year-old Starr Carter moves between two worlds: the poor neighborhood where she lives and the fancy suburban prep school she attends.

Date Added: 06/06/2018

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