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2013 YA & Children's Books to Movies

Here's a list of all the great books to movies coming out in 2013!! I'm stretching the list a bit to include comics (anyone else notice a rise in the interest in superheroes at their library each time a new superhero movie comes out? I notice this a lot, especially in the preschool and tween demographic) and some classics. I'll try to update as other release dates are added.


Struck by Lightning-OK, so this one was a movie first, and then a book, but still I'm counting it!-novel inspired by the movie


Beautiful Creatures-based on the novel by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl


Oz: The Great and Powerful-loosely inspired by the Oz Series by L. Frank Baum
The Host-based on the novel by Stephenie Meyer


Iron Man 3-inspired by the Iron Man comics
The Great Gatsby-based on the novel F. Scott Fitzgerald (not technically YA, but read in many high school English classes)
Epic-loosely inspired by the picture book The Leaf Man and the Brave Good Bugs by William Joyce

Much Ado About Nothing-based on the play by Shakespeare  (again, another one that's not technically YA, but a high school English classic)
Man of Steel-inspired by the Superman comics

The Wolverine-inspired by the X-Men comics

Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters-based on the novel by Rick Riordan
The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones-based on the novel by Cassandra Clare

Cloudy 2: Revenge of the Leftovers-loosely inspired by the picture book Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs by Judi Barrett

The Seventh Son-based on the novel Revenge of the Witch by Joseph Delaney

Ender's Game-based on the novel by Orson Scott Card
Thor: The Dark World-based on the Thor comics
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire-based on the novel by Suzanne Collins
Frozen-loosely based on The Snow Queen by Hans Christian Andersen

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug-based on the novel The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien
The Secret Life of Walter Mitty-based on the story by James Thurber
Saving Mr. Banks-not a book, but instead a movie about a book being turned into  a movie. Based on the story of author P.L. Travers and the movie adaptation of her novel, Mary Poppins


  1. Hmm guess I have me some books to read before the movie comes out. Thanks for the list.

  2. You forgot Warm Bodies which comes out this month I believe, it is a book with the same name by Isaac Marion. Maybe it is not considered a YA book though.

  3. Brenda-Me too!

    Connie-I would include Warm Bodies, but the author made a big stink about how his book is not YA and how he doesn't like YA and how YA is just simply written literature. You can read about it here:

  4. Wow, sounds like a lot of great movies are coming out next year! I'm particularly excited for the Great Gatsby. I read it in Jr. High, and recently re-read it to refresh my memory before the movie.

  5. Cool. Can't wait to watch all the movies based on the books.

  6. Oh wow glad I did not in fact read his book now.


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