by: The male teacher came by as a substitute and saw the diary, thus, falling in love with the unacquainted writer. Written by But when the other kids find the notebook, they form a Spy Catchers’ Club — and Harriet is NOT invited. Madeleine L’Engle - (Farrar, Straus, and Giroux, 1962) 256 pages. Age 16, TOP gained 400,000 Baht monthly from playing online games. When you read a great book, is watching the movie really a good next step? Now, the evil Capricorn wants another character brought to life, and is determined to have Mo read aloud. We recommend the first three books (and their corresponding movies) starting in fourth grade — and waiting till sixth grade to tackle books (and movies) four through seven. by: After your child has read a book and seen the movie, practice these skills by talking about how the two compare. The 2010 film version tells the story of Greg’s quest to become popular and features lots of goofy lowbrow jokes about bodily functions. When Arietty is spotted by a human boy and the two strike up a forbidden friendship, Arietty’s father is horrified. by: This story is more than 50 years old, but today’s kids will still crack up when Ramona powders her nose with a marshmallow and takes a single bite out of every apple in the house. by: The diaries her students wrote inspired students around the country to do the same.Seeing the photo of the real Gruwell with her students as the end credits roll, I can understand cynics saying this is typical Hollywood—no teacher can look like Hillary Swank! At times, it makes for almost unbearable reading, but Snicket’s tangy sense of humor and masterful command of three-dollar words keep you wanting more. With a roll of the dice, a real lion may appear or an erupting volcano, and of course, let’s not forget the monkeys. As he does so, the memories come flooding back to his childhood ... See full summary ». Cornelia Funke - (Scholastic, 2003) 534 pages. The 1997 film changes some plot details but stays true to the spirit of the book. He also wrote his thoughts on it. But rising above the petty carping that includes skepticism about transformation of unruly kids into real students within a year, I have to admit it happened because of the transforming power of love and words. A small-town teacher relocates to one of the toughest classrooms in the country. In 1935, he inspired students to form the school's first debate team, which went on to challenge Harvard in the national championship. Looking for something to watch? Perfect for: Kids who have ever felt different. Use the HTML below. Find Little House in the Big Woods at your local library. by: This powerful story is beautifully illustrated to create the pace and visual effects of a movie. They were assigned at the same rural school but a year apart. In fourth grade, making connections between a written story and a visual or oral presentation of the story and describing a story’s themes, characters, and events are key reading skills under the Common Core Standards. The hook: No child has ever endured more bad luck than the three Baudelaire waifs. Kindergarten books so great, they made a movie, 3rd grade books so great, they made a movie, 2nd grade books so great, they made a movie, 1st grade books so great, they made a movie. Nine-year-old Beezus is much too grown up to hang out with her little sister, Ramona, who does embarrassingly babyish things like wearing paper bunny ears and dragging around an imaginary pet lizard on a string. Directed by Richard LaGravenese. Find The Invention of Hugo Cabret at your local library. Brian Selznick - (Scholastic, Inc., 2007) 544 pages. Sorry for the inconvenience. Written by Warning: the following content contains huge spoilers to the diary of a wimpy kid movie series. Minnie begins a complex love affair with her mother's (Kristen Wiig) boyfriend, Directed by Nithiwat Tharatorn. Young or sensitive kids may find the deliciously creepy 2009 adaptation to be a bit too frightening. Parents will appreciate that his friend’s dad looks up video games on a parent Web site to see if they have too much violence. The 1996 adaptation combines stop-motion and live action, plus a few musical numbers. One day he encounters a flinty old man who has even more secrets than he does. She also fell in love with him but now having a hard time looking for the boy. It’s tough growing up mouse-sized in a regular-sized family in New York City — hazards are everywhere. by: by: Check out the 1997 film starring Rosie O’Donnell as Harriet’s nanny. Van Allsburg’s artistry is top notch as the children’s predicament gets more and more fantastic. Like most teenage girls, Minnie Goetze (Bel Powley) is longing for love, acceptance and a sense of purpose in the world. White, illustrated by: Fred Marcellino - (HarperCollins, 2001) 252 pages. Perfect for: Kids who like historical fiction. The guy also left and the lady returned and saw that there are added articles on the diary. Yim goes to English school to keep his Japanese girlfriend in this Thai romantic comedy. Want to see the movie? With his hallmark wit and humor, Dahl tells the tale of Matilda, a child prodigy who defends her sweet teacher against the terrible school principal, Mrs. Trunchbull. Find our favorites at your local library: The Bad Beginning, The Reptile Room, The Wide Window. As in Charlotte's Web, both ingredients are potent reformers of the disaffected.Gruwell sacrifices, as cases of true love sometimes require, her personal freedom and loses her marriage for the higher good of the young people she teaches. This is a story about an IT worker called Denchai who doesn't get along with his co-workers well.He falls in love with one of his co-worker who he thought was different from others called ... See full summary ». Jeff Kinney - (Amulet Books, 2007) 244 pages. A gentle but powerful reflection on mortality, and on what constitutes a meaningful life. For example, ask: Did you like the book or the movie better? Want to see the movie? A four-part comedy about high school and college love. Laura Ingalls is a kid who loves to help her family, is afraid of wolves and hates her “boring” brown hair. Sign me up for updates relevant to my child's grade. Louis the swan is born with a disability — he has no “HONK!” He learns to communicate via a brass trumpet that his father steals from a music store, then a human friend, Sam, teaches him to read and write. Search for "Freedom Writers" on, Title: The girl being assigned first, attempted to write her thoughts on a diary, being stuck out in boonies. Get the GreatSchools newsletter - our best articles, worksheets and more delivered weekly. How are they different? by: Huggo. Also, you can tell that Greg’s mom is working hard to raise respectful sons. (2014). by: The 2007 adaptation sensitively covers the mature themes in the book, including the death of a main character. Find Beezus and Ramona at your local library. Find our favorites at your local library: The Borrowers, The Borrowers Afield, The Borrowers Afloat. Nothing is simple in this taut, unforgettable drama. James and the Giant Peach is considered by many to be one of the finest children’s books ever written. E.B. Check out the 1974 TV series, which loosely follows the storylines of all of the Little House books. View production, box office, & company info. Will the two ever meet? Katherine Paterson - (HarperCollins, 1977) 176 pages. by: The answer is a resounding yes. As Harry ages, the books’ themes and language get more complex, making this a great series for kids to grow with. The guy also left and the lady returned and saw that there are added articles on the diary.