Maurice Sendak's Where the Wild Things Are is coming to the big screen on October 16th. This famous children's book is about a boy who, after getting in trouble, is sent to his room and begins imagining a forest in which he becomes king of all of the animals.
First published back in 1963, the book has remained a hit so if you're new to being a kid, don't forget to read the book before you go see the movie! The library also has a number of other great titles written, illustrated, or inspired by the always inventive Mr. Sendak.
More Children's Books to Film
For those interested in pairing other great books with media, enjoy anew or again:
Harry Potter (Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince due on DVD Dec. 7)
A Series of Unfortunate Events
The Tale of Despereaux
City of Ember
Kit (Kit Kittredge of the American Girl Series)
Chronicles of Narnia
For a more complete listing of children's books to film, visit Kidsreads.
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