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Best Picture? Better Book! by Helen, Staff Blogger


Some of the best movies ever come from books. This year’s Academy Award nominations prove it yet again.


Hugo - DVD coverThe Invention of Hugo Cabret- book cover


The movie, Hugo, based on the book

The Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznick,

leads the pack with 11 nominations,

including best picture.


Movie release date: February 28, 2012.


War Horse - DVD CoverWar Horse - book cov er


War Horse, based on the book of the same name by

Michael Morpurgo, earned 6 nominations,

including Best Picture. 



The release date for the War Horse DVD:possibly April 2012.


But do the movies always do justice to the books? Why don’t you be the judge? Try out some of these book and movie pairs and see for yourself which is better. Better yet, when you decide which you like better, leave a comment to tell others what you think!

What other great book/movie pairs do you know? With Hunger Games coming out soon, the best may still be yet to come!

Reading, watching and waiting,


Staff Blogger


  • The Lie Tree
  • The way he lived
  • A drop of night
  • Thief of lies
  • Defender
  • Character, driven
  • Every young adult's break-up survival guide
  • Hidden gold
  • The heart of stone
  • The last boy and girl in the world
  • The epidemic
  • I see reality
  • Finding Hope
  • Under the Dusty Moon
  • Flawd
  • Dark energy
  • Hot pterodactyl boyfriend
  • Harmony House
  • Burning
  • See no color
  • One of us
  • A tangle of gold
  • It should have been a #GoodDay
  • Beautiful broken things
  • The radiant road
  • Speak a word for freedom
  • When we collided
  • Hit count
  • Fig
  • The beast of Cretacea
  • Essential maps for the lost
  • Queen
  • Exit, pursued by a bear
  • The Raven King
  • Breakaway
  • The forbidden orchid
  • The young adult's guide to public speaking