Location

Author

Title

Year

YA AUS/FF DVD E

Austen, Jane

Emma

1815/1996

Beautiful, clever, rich - and single - Emma Woodhouse is perfectly content with her life and sees no need for either love or marriage. Nothing, however, delights her more than interfering in the romantic lives of others. But when she ignores the warnings of her good friend Mr. Knightley and attempts to arrange a suitable match for her protégé Harriet Smith, her carefully laid plans soon unravel and have consequences that she never expected.

YA AUS/FF DVD P

Austen, Jane

Pride and Prejudice

1813/2005

When Elizabeth Bennet first meets eligible bachelor, Fitzwilliam Darcy, she thinks him arrogant and conceited; he is indifferent to her good looks and lively mind. When she later discovers that Darcy has involved himself in the troubled relationship between his friend Bingley and her beloved sister Jane, she is determined to dislike him more than ever.

YA AUS/FF DVD S

Austen, Jane

Sense and Sensibility

1811/1995

Marianne Dashwood wears her heart on her sleeve, and when she falls in love with the dashing but unsuitable John Willougby, she ignores her sister Elinor's warning that her impulsive behaviour leaves her open to gossip and innuendo. Meanwhile Elinor, always sensitive to social convention, is struggling to conceal her own romantic disappointment, even from those closest to her. Through their parallel experience of love - and its threatened loss - the sisters learn that sense must mix with sensibility if they are to find personal happiness in a society where status and money govern the rules of love.

YA BOY/FF DVD B

Boyne, John

The Boy in the Striped Pajamas

2006/2008

When Bruno returns home from school one day, he discovers that his belongings are being packed in crates. His father has received a promotion and the family must move from their home to a new house far far away, where there is no one to play with and nothing to do. A tall fence running alongside stretches as far as the eye can see and cuts him off from the strange people he can see in the distance.
But Bruno longs to be an explorer and decides that there must be more to this desolate new place than meets the eye. While exploring his new environment, he meets another boy whose life and circumstances are very different to his own, and their meeting results in a friendship that has devastating consequences.

YA BRA/FF DVD S

Brashares, Anne

The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants (1 & 2)

2001/2005

Carmen, Tibby, Lena and Bridget have been best friends all their lives. They live in the same small American town and usually spend every moment of their long summer holidays together. The year they turn 16 is the first time they have separate plans for the summer but the girls are determined to keep in touch. Tibby buys a pair of jeans in a second-hand shop and the girls discover that the trousers magically fit each of them perfectly, despite their different figures and heights. They hit upon a wonderful plan of sharing the jeans throughout the vacation - sending them on to the next friend when they feel the time is right.

YA CAB/FF DVD P

Cabot, Meg

The Princess Diaries

2000/2001

Fourteen-year-old Mia, who is trying to lead a normal life as a teenage girl in New York City, is shocked to learn that her father is the Prince of Genovia, a small European principality, and that she is a princess and the heir to the throne.

YA CAR/FF DVD E

Card, Orson Scott

Ender’s Game

1985/2013

A hostile alien race attacked Earth, and if not for the legendary heroics of Fleet Commander Mazer Rackham, all would have been lost. In preparation for the next attack, Colonel Hyrum Graff is training only the best young children. Ender Wiggin, a shy, but brilliant boy, is soon ordained by Graff as the military's next great hope. Once at Command School, he's trained by Mazer Rackham, himself, to lead them into an epic battle that will determine the future of Earth and save the human race.

YA CAR/FF DVD A(live action)/C DVD A (cartoon)

Carroll, Lewis

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland/Alice in Wonderland

1865/1951/2010

 

On a boring summer afternoon, the bright and inquisitive Alice follows a white rabbit down a rabbit-hole. At the bottom, she finds herself immersed in a bizarre world full of strange creatures and bizarre goings-on. She tries pills and potions, and attends a very strange tea party and croquet match.

YA CLA/FF DVD M

Clare, Cassandra

The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones

2007/2013

Suddenly able to see demons and the Darkhunters who are dedicated to returning them to their own dimension, fifteen-year-old Clary Fray is drawn into this bizarre world when her mother disappears and Clary herself is almost killed by a monster.

YA COL/FF DVD H

Collins, Suzanne

The Hunger Games

2008/2012

Katniss is a 16-year-old girl living with her mother and younger sister in the poorest district of Panem, the remains of what used to be the United States. Long ago, the districts waged war on the Capitol and were defeated. As part of the surrender terms, each district agreed to send one boy and one girl to appear in an annual televised event called, "The Hunger Games." The terrain, rules, and level of audience participation may change but one thing is constant: kill or be killed. When her sister is chosen by lottery, Katniss steps up to go in her place.

Coming in November 2013: Catching Fire.

YA CRI/FF DVD J

Crichton, Michael

Jurassic Park

1990/1993

An astonishing technique for recovering and cloning dinosaur DNA has been discovered. Now mankind's most thrilling fantasies have just come true. Creatures extinct for eons roam Jurassic Park with their awesome presence and profound mystery, and all the world can visit them - for a price.

Until something goes wrong...

YA DES/FF DVD H

Dessen, Sarah

That Summer & Someone Like You/How to Deal

1996 & 1998/2003

That Summer: For 15-year-old Haven, her summer is framed by two weddings--her father's and her sister Ashley's. Nothing seems stable except for her memories of the summer that Ashley dated Sumner Lee, who suddenly reappears in Haven's life, giving her a perfect link to that perfect past--and her future.

Someone Like You: Halley has always followed in the wake of her best friend, Scarlett. But when Scarlett learns that her boyfriend has been killed in a motorcycle accident, and that she's carrying his baby, she's devastated. For the first time ever, Scarlett really needs Halley. Though their friendship may be tested by the strain, like a true friendship, it will endure.

YA FIT/FF DVD G

Fitzgerald, F. Scott

The Great Gatsby

1925/2012

The Great Gatsby follows viable writer Nick Carraway as he leaves the Midwest and comes to New York City in the spring of 1922. Chasing his own American Dream, Nick lands next door to Jay Gatsby, and across the bay from his cousin, Daisy, and her husband, Tom Buchanan. Nick is drawn into the captivating world of the rich and their loves and deceits. As he bears witness, he pens a tale of impossible love, incorruptible dreams and tragedy, and holds a mirror to our own modern times and struggles.

YA FUN/FF DVD I

Funke, Cornelia

Inkheart

2003/2009

 

Meggie lives a quiet life alone with her father, a bookbinder. But her father has a deep secret--he possesses an extraordinary magical power. One day a mysterious stranger arrives who seems linked to her father's past. Who is this sinister character and what does he want? Suddenly Meggie is involved in a breathless game of escape and intrigue as her father's life is put in danger. Will she be able to save him in time?

YA GAI/FF DVD S

Gaiman, Neil

Stardust

1998/2007

Tristan has lost his heart to the cool, distant Victoria, and in order to win her hand, he vows to retrieve a star they saw falling from the sky. To do this, he must go over an ancient wall, and is propelled into a world that is dangerous and strange beyond imagining.

YA GAR/FF DVD B

Garcia, Kami and Stohl, Margaret

Beautiful Creatures

2009/2013

In a small South Carolina town, where it seems little has changed since the Civil War, sixteen-year-old Ethan is powerfully drawn to Lena, a new classmate with whom he shares a psychic connection and whose family hides a dark secret that may be revealed on her sixteenth birthday.

YA GOL/FF DVD P

Goldman, William

The Princess Bride

1973/1987

In 1941 a young boy lies bedridden from pneumonia. His perpetually disheveled and unattractive father, an immigrant from Florin with terribly broken English, shuffles into his bedroom carrying a book. The boy wants to know if it has any sports. His father says, "Fencing. Fighting. Torture. Poison. True love. Hate. Revenge. Giants. Hunters. Bad men. Good men. Beautifulest ladies. Snakes. Spiders. Beasts of all natures and descriptions. Pain. Death. Brave men. Coward men. Strongest men. Chases. Escapes. Lies. Truths. Passions. Miracles." And the little boy, though he doesn’t know it, is about to change forever.

YA HIN/FF DVD O

Hinton, S.E.

The Outsiders

1967/1983

 

 

Ponyboy is 14 years old, tough and confused, yet sensitive beneath his bold front. Since his parents' deaths, his loyalties have been to his brothers and his gang, the rough boys from the wrong side of the tracks. When his best friend kills a member of a rival gang, a nightmare of violence begins and quickly envelops Ponyboy in a turbulent chain of events.

YA HOR/FF DVD A

Horowitz, Anthony

Alex Rider: Stormbreaker

2001/2006

Alex Rider has been trained since birth for a career as a spy. It's not until his beloved uncle, Ian Rider, dies that Alex learns of his intended purpose in life. At just 14, Alex is not sure he can do all that is required of a super spy. Without much choice he is taken under the wing of Britain's secret intelligence service. The Special Operations Division of the MI6 sends Alex on a mission which could save or cost millions their lives. As Alex embarks on his greatest challenge yet, he learns all is not as it seems. Equipped with super spy training, Alex is prepared to deal with whatever comes his way.

YA HUG/C DVD L

Hughes, Mark Peter

Lemonade Mouth

2007/2011

A disparate group of high school students thrown together in detention form a band to play at a school talent show and end up competing with a wildly popular local rock band.

YA GRAPHIC HUL/FF DVD H

Lee, Stan

The Hulk/The Incredible Hulk

1962/2003/2008

Caught in the heart of a nuclear explosion, victim of gamma radiation gone wild, Dr. Robert Bruce Banner now finds himself transformed during times of stress into the dark personification of his repressed rage and fury: The Incredible Hulk!

YA LEE/FF DVD T

Lee, Harper

To Kill a Mockingbird

1960/1962

Scout and her brother Jem, live in the fictional town of Maycomb, Alabama, during the 1930s. The town is riveted and torn by a sensational trial, in which Scout and Jem's upright lawyer-father, Atticus Finch, defends a black man accused of raping a white girl. Scout and Jem had begun the story as innocent children, spend their days playing games and spying on the town bogeyman, Boo Radley, but as the trial unfolds, they begin to learn of the racism and evil prevalent in the town, and mature painfully as they are exposed to it.

YA LE/FF DVD T

LeGuin, Ursula K.

Tales of Earthsea

2001/2011

In a mythical world filled with magic and bewitchment, crops are dwindling, dragons have reappeared, and humanity is giving way to chaos. Journey with Lord Archmage Sparrowhawk, a master wizard, and Arren, a troubled young prince, on a tale of redemption and self-discovery as they search for the force behind a mysterious imbalance in the land of Earthsea.

YA LOR/FF DVD I

Lore, Pittacus

I Am Number Four

2010/2011

In rural Ohio, friendships and a beautiful girl prove distracting to a fifteen-year-old who has hidden on Earth for ten years waiting to develop the Legacies, or powers, he will need to rejoin the other six surviving Garde members and fight the Mogadorians who destroyed their planet, Lorien.

YA MAR/FF DVD W

Marion, Isaac

Warm Bodies

2011/2013

R is a zombie. He has no memories, no identity, and no pulse, but he has dreams. He doesn't enjoy killing people; he enjoys riding escalators and listening to Frank Sinatra. He is a little different from his fellow Dead. After a zombie epidemic, R rescues Julie (a human survivor) from a zombie attack. The two form a special relationship in their struggle for survival and R becomes increasingly more human, setting off a chain of events that begins to transform the other zombies and maybe even the whole lifeless world.

YA MEY/FF DVD H

Meyer, Stephenie

The Host

2008/2013

Our world has been invaded by an unseen enemy that takes over the minds of human hosts while leaving their bodies intact. But Wanderer, the invading "soul" who occupies Melanie's body, finds its former tenant refusing to relinquish possession of her mind. As Melanie fills Wanderer's thoughts with visions of Jared, a human who lives in hiding, Wanderer begins to yearn for a man she's never met. Soon Wanderer and Melanie - reluctant allies - set off to search for the man they both love.

YA MEY/FF DVD T

Meyer, Stephenie

Twilight; The Twilight Saga: New Moon; The Twilight Saga: Eclipse; The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn (Part 1 and Part 2)

2005/2008; 2006/2009; 2007/2010; 2008/2012-2013

 

 

When Isabella Swan moves to the gloomy town of Forks and meets Edward Cullen, her life takes a thrilling and terrifying turn. With his porcelain skin, golden eyes, mesmerizing voice, and supernatural gifts, Edward is both irresistible and impenetrable. Up until now, he has managed to keep his true identity hidden, but Bella is determined to uncover his dark secret. What Bella doesn't realize is the closer she gets to him, the more she is putting herself and those around her at risk.

YA MOR/FF DVD W

Morpugo, Michael

War Horse

2007/2012

Set against a sweeping canvas of rural England and Europe during the First World War, begins with the remarkable friendship between a horse named Joey and a young man called Albert, who tames and trains him. When they are forcefully parted, the film follows the extraordinary journey of the horse as he moves through the war, changing and inspiring the lives of all those he meets; British cavalry, German soldiers, and a French farmer and his granddaughter.

YA PAO/FF DVD E

Paolini, Christopher

Eragon

2003/2006

Fifteen-year-old Eragon believes that he is merely a poor farm boy—until his destiny as a Dragon Rider is revealed. Gifted with only an ancient sword, a loyal dragon, and sage advice from an old storyteller, Eragon is soon swept into a dangerous tapestry of magic, glory, and power. Now his choices could save—or destroy—the Empire.

YA PUL/FF DVD G

Pullman, Philip

The Golden Compass

1995/2007

 

It was no ordinary life for a young girl: living among scholars in the hallowed halls of Jordan College and tearing unsupervised through Oxford's motley streets on mad quests for adventure. But Lyra's greatest adventure would begin closer to home, the day she heard hushed talk of an extraordinary particle. Microscopic in size, the magical dust--found only in the vast Arctic expanse of the North--was rumored to possess profound properties that could unite whole universes. But there were those who feared the particle and would stop at nothing to destroy it.

YA RIO/FF DVD P

Riordan, Rick

Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief

2005/2010

 

 

Odd things keep on happening to Percy Jackson: he gets kicked out of school every year, and his math teacher just turned into a flying monster and tried to kill him! At last he finds out why - he's a son of the Greek god of water, Poseidon. And now he has to go on a quest to the Underworld and challenge Hades, god of death.

Coming soon: Percy Jackson and the Olympians:: The Sea of Monsters.

YA RIO/FF DVD P

Riordan, Rick

Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Sea of Monsters

2006/2013

Demi-god Percy Jackson and his friends must journey into the Sea of Monsters to save their camp. But first Percy will discover a secret that makes him wonder whether being claimed as Poseidon's son is an honor or a cruel joke.

YA ROW/FF DVD H

Rowling, J.K.

Harry Potter Series (Harry Potter & the Sorcerer’s Stone; HP & the Chamber of Secrets; HP & the Prisoner of Azkaban; HP & the Goblet of Fire; HP & the Order of the Phoenix; HP & the Half-Blood Prince)

1997/2001; 1998/2002; 1999/2004; 2000/2005; 2003/2007;

2005/2009

 

The novels revolve around Harry Potter, an orphan who discovers at the age of eleven that he is a wizard. Wizard ability is inborn, but children are sent to wizarding school to learn the magical skills necessary to succeed in the wizarding world. Harry is invited to attend the boarding school called Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Each book chronicles one year in Harry's life, and most of the events take place at Hogwarts. As he struggles through adolescence, Harry learns to overcome many magical, social and emotional hurdles.

YA Graphic SCO/FF DVD S

O’Malley, Bryan Lee

Scott Pilgrim’s Precious Little Life/Scott Pilgrim Vs. the World

2004/2010

 

 

Scott Pilgrim's Precious Little Life introduces the reader to Scott Pilgrim, a nerdy, "hipster" band member with a quick wit and troubles in the romance department. After having a dream of beautiful Ramona Flowers and later spotting her, Scott is convinced she is "the one," despite the fact that he is currently dating Knives Chau, a Catholic school girl. Over the course of the first book, Scott and Ramona begin a relationship, only for Scott to discover he must defeat her 7 evil exes before they can be together in peace. On top of it all, he has his friends, Knives, and his band to deal with.

YA SPA/ FF DVD W

Sparks, Nicholas

A Walk to Remember

1999/2002

In 1958, Landon Carter is a shallow but well-meaning teenager who spends most of his time hanging out with his friends and trying hard to ignore the impending responsibilities of adulthood. Then Landon gets roped into acting the lead in the Christmas play opposite the most renowned goody two-shoes in town: Jamie Sullivan. Against his best intentions and the taunts of his buddies, Landon finds himself falling for Jamie and learning some central lessons in life.

YA THA/FF DVD S

Tharp, Tim

The Spectacular Now

2008/2014

In the last months of high school, charismatic eighteen-year-old Sutter Keely lives in the present, staying drunk or high most of the time, but that could change when starts working to boost the self-confidence of a classmate, Aimee.

YA TOL/FF DVD L

Tolkien, J.R.R.

The Fellowship of the Ring: Being the First Part of the Lord of the Rings

1954/2001

The hobbit Frodo and his elvish friends get swept up in a mighty conflict with the dark lord Sauron, the monstrous Gollum, the Cracks of Doom, and the awful power of the magical One Ring.

YA TOL/FF DVD H

Tolkien, J.R.R.

The Hobbit, or There and Back Again/The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

1937/2012

Bilbo Baggins, a respectable, well-to-do hobbit, lives comfortably in his hobbit-hole until the day the wandering wizard Gandalf chooses him to take part in an adventure from which he may never return.

Coming in December 2013: The Hobbit:: The Desolation of Smaug.

YA VAN/FF DVD F

Van Draanen, Wendelin

Flipped

2001/2010

The first time she saw him, she flipped. The first time he saw her, he ran. That was the second grade, but not much has changed by the seventh. But in the eighth grade everything gets turned upside down. And just as he’s thinking there’s more to her than meets the eye, she’s thinking that he’s not quite all he seemed.

YA WEL/FF DVD W

Wells, H.G.

War of the Worlds

1898/2005

 

It started as a series of seemingly mundane reports about odd atmospheric disturbances taking place on Mars and progressed to the arrival of Martians just outside of London. At first the Martians seem laughable, hardly able to move in Earth's comparatively heavy gravity even enough to raise themselves out of the pit created when their spaceship landed. But soon the Martians reveal their true nature as death machines 100-feet tall rise up from the pit and begin laying waste to the surrounding land.

           

Last Updated: January 2014

 

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