Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Top Ten Kids & Teen Books I'd Like to See Made Into Movies

It's Tuesday and that means it's time for another Top Ten list from The Broke and the Bookish.  This week's topic is Top Ten Books I'd Like to See Made Into Movies.  You can read my list of grown-up movie adaptations I'd like to see at Book By Book.

Here are my family's picks for kids'/teen/YA books we'd like to see made into movies (the first 5 are my picks; the last 5 are my sons' picks):

  1. Prism by Faye and Aliza Kellerman – my whole family loved this imaginative dystopian thriller – it would make a great movie.
  2. Leviathan and Behemoth by Scott Westerfeld – since I enjoyed studying the books’ amazing illustrations so much, I think the visuals in this steampunk series would make an awesome movie!
  3. Wake, Fade, and Gone by Lisa McMann – creepy thrillers with a supernatural twist - would probably have to be rated R.
  4. Thunder Over Kandahar by Sharon E. McKay – would make an excellent, action-packed drama about two girls in war-torn Afghanistan. 
  5. Pendragon series by D.J. MacHale – my favorite kids/teen series would make great movies, but there’s need to be 10 of them! 

Jamie’s picks:

  1. The Fasala Trilogy by Hilari Bell
  2. The Cry of the Icemark by Stuart Hill - Jamie says it might already be being made into a movie, but it's his top choice!
  3. Deltora Quest series by Emily Rodda - Jamie says it would have to be at least 3 movies.
  4. The Book of Time trilogy (book two was The Gate of Days) by Guillame Prevost – he and I both enjoyed this series - all the time travel locations would make for a great movie!
  5. Craig says his favorite book, Nick of Time by Ted Bell, would make an exciting action movie.

How about you?  Which kids' or teen/YA books would you like to see made into movies?


Sara said...

I haven't read any of those. I do have prism on my to be read shelf, I need to pick it up.


Anne@HeadFullofBooks said...

Oh yes, wouldn't Leviathan be a good movie if they did the machines right? Good call. My list stinks. I think I was not inspired by this week's question.

gautami tripathy said...

Interesting choices!

Here is my Top Ten post!

Lesa said...

Haven't read these but the titles sound exciting and sound like my sort of books!

Come check out our Top Ten!

east69 said...

I have here my list of books that are really best for kids to read. Here's my URL: http://www.ekidsbooks.blogspot.com. Thanks